SENAAT and Tubacex join hands to acquire NOBU

SENAAT and Tubacex join hands to acquire…

Thursday, 21 February 2019 05:27

SENAAT, one of the largest industrial investment holding companies in the UAE, has formed a joint venture with Tubacex, a Spanish manufacturer of stainless steel and high-alloyed tubular products

MB Crusher’s big reveal at bauma 2019

MB Crusher’s big reveal at bauma 2019

Thursday, 21 February 2019 04:13

Italy-based MB Crusher, one of the leading providers of crusher buckets, has announced to showcase a range of crushing solutions at bauma in Munich, Germany, from 8-14 April 2019

New Siemens binding cybersecurity requirements for suppliers

New Siemens binding cybersecurity requir…

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 06:52

Siemens has established binding cybersecurity requirements, primarily for suppliers of security-critical components such as software, processors and electronic components for certain types of control units

Manitowoc to unveil new cranes and lifting solutions at bauma 2019

Manitowoc to unveil new cranes and lifti…

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 04:59

Manitowoc, one of the leading global manufacturers of cranes and lifting solutions, has announced the debut of six new models from its Grove and Potain lines at bauma 2019 in...

GE installs 9E gas turbine for Iraq’s Al Qudus Power Plant

GE installs 9E gas turbine for Iraq’s Al…

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 04:23

With an aim to support Iraq’s energy infrastructure, GE Power has provided an advanced 9E gas turbine to the Ministry of Electricity’s Al Qudus Power Plant

Kalimat Telecom selects Parallel Wireless for network installation in Iraq

Kalimat Telecom selects Parallel Wireles…

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 05:42

Kalimat Telecom, a subsidiary of Kuwait’s Trade Links, has selected Parallel Wireless, Inc, one of the leading providers of the world’s first end-to-end software-based unified network solution across 2G, 3G,...

Topcon introduces new HiPer VR versatile GNSS receiver

Topcon introduces new HiPer VR versatile…

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 04:37

Topcon has unveiled HiPer VR, the latest addition to its HiPer series of integrated receivers, aiming to provide a versatile solution with the most advanced GNSS technology available

New flat-top EC-B Series from Liebherr

New flat-top EC-B Series from Liebherr

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 04:22

Liebherr has introduced new crane series to provide the crane operators with a better overview of the construction site, which is a crucial aspect for site safety

Yahsat and Thuraya unveil advanced military satellite at IDEX 2019

Yahsat and Thuraya unveil advanced milit…

Monday, 18 February 2019 10:30

UAE’s satellite operator Yahsat and Thuraya, Yahsat’s mobile satellite services subsidiary, are showcasing the latest government and military satellite communication technologies at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX)

Bee’ah and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority launch Sharjah’s first waste management portal

Bee’ah and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority …

Monday, 18 February 2019 06:37

Bee’ah, one of the leading sustainable solutions providers in the Middle East, has partnered with the UAE’s Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) to launch the first phase of a waste...

Hyva to feature heavy transport solutions at bauma 2019

Hyva to feature heavy transport solution…

Monday, 18 February 2019 06:24

Hyva, one of the leading global providers of heavy transport solutions for the commercial vehicle and environmental service industries, will showcase a selection of its latest products at bauma from...

Continental eyes significant Middle East expansion

Continental eyes significant Middle East…

Monday, 18 February 2019 04:26

German tyre and technology company Continental has opened its first office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, aiming to strengthen its foothold in the region

King Salman launches US$22bn worth of projects in Riyadh

King Salman launches US$22bn worth of pr…

Sunday, 17 February 2019 06:41

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has launched an ambitious programme of projects in Riyadh worth billions, which is expected to enhance the living standards of residents

Investcorp and ASI launch JV for GCC infrastructure investing

Investcorp and ASI launch JV for GCC inf…

Sunday, 17 February 2019 04:32

Bahrain’s Investcorp and Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) have launched a joint venture that will invest in social and core infrastructure projects in GCC countries

Cat updates M Series wheel loaders

Cat updates M Series wheel loaders

Friday, 15 February 2019 06:56

Caterpillar has announced Cat M Series wheel loader product update (950M-982M) with an aim to provide reduced maintenance costs, improved operator comfort, payload management enhancement and new configurations

Wacker’s new solutions will promote standardisation of construction paints

Wacker’s new solutions will promote stan…

Thursday, 14 February 2019 04:29

Germany-based international chemical company Wacker has announced to introduce its sustainable construction solutions project at the Middle East Coatings Show (MECS) from 26-28 February 2019 in Dubai, aiming to promote...

The Big 5 bringing in new opportunities to drive business

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An estimated US$915 billion worth of construction projects are expected to be undertaken in the GCC over the next two years, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE accounting for more than 75 per cent of that figure.

With business consistently on the increase, the building and construction industry has a continual need to evolve, and The Big 5 2011 will be introducing new features and opportunities to help drive business forward.

"The Big 5 exhibition has been on a journey alongside the industry over the past few years," commented Andy White, event director for The Big 5 2011, "and we are constantly in touch with exhibitors and leading industry experts to ensure that what is on offer over the four-day event is in tune with business being done."

Following a round table discussion with members of The Big 5 Platinum Club, key decision makers from the industry with budgets of over $100 million, it became apparent that a need for knowledge share with a focus on products and sustainability was being increasingly sought out.

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The event has therefore made a significant commitment to creating additional platforms for discussion and showcasing new products together with applications and solutions. Product specific seminars and green issues will be taking centre stage at the 2011 event, with dedicated arenas for exhibitors and industry experts to showcase innovative technology and relevant applications.

This increasing importance of knowledge share across a number of sectors has also generated the creation of more than 80 free-to-attend seminars. Led by experts from the field who have collaborated on some of the most challenging projects seen across the globe, these seminars will include information on key products and technologies, with real life case studies, analysis of challenges and solutions.

There will also be seminars dedicated to international exhibitors, who want to find out further information about doing business in the region, how to set up and office and how a manufacturer can go about setting up a contract with a local distributer.

Taking place from 21-14 November at Dubai International Conference & Exhibition Centre, The Big 5 will also be continuing its support of sustainability and green building. The Green Build Congress will provide an opportunity for all construction sectors to understand further the drivers for sustainable change, as well as gain experience in the practical elements of benchmarking and implementation.

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Global politicians, CEOs and experts involved in the strategic planning and execution of sustainable processes will be presenting their own theories and experiences relating to green technologies and practices in the region. The event will include a 'Vision Day' with industry experts defining their vision for a green and sustainable future, followed by a two-day 'Action Forum' enabling action of a green strategy in an interactive, practical and engaging event format.

Mr. White continues: "This year, feedback has shown that there needs be a strong focus on products, what is new in the market and what products can help construction processes more efficient and more sustainable. We are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to evolve and ensure the event is completely in sync with the industry. Feedback this year has provided us with a clear direction and a strong four-day programme that propels The Big 5 into a new era."

Mohammed Al Saadi, Marketing Department Manager at Qatar Steel Company, commented, "The Big 5 is an excellent platform, serving the purpose of networking, showcasing and image building all at a time. Qatar Steel, one of the leading brands in the Middle East in the Steel industry, continues to be the part of The Big 5 Carbon Neutral Show, for the 5th time in a row in a campaign towards reducing carbon emissions."

The Big 5 anticipates building on last year's phenomenal success; BPA audit figures from 2010 saw an unprecedented seven per cent increase in visitor attendance from 45,177 visits in 2009 to 48,366 visits in 2010, with exhibitors from over 70 countries occupying a vast 37,872 net square feet of floor space.

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