Driving UAE’s logistics business with RSA National’s new cargo terminal

Driving UAE’s logistics business with RS…

Thursday, 20 September 2018 05:00

RSA National, the joint venture between US-based National and UAE-based RSA Global, has its new air cargo terminal, located airside at Dubai World Central (DWC)

Tadweer opens new waste recycling facility in Abu Dhabi town

Tadweer opens new waste recycling facili…

Thursday, 20 September 2018 04:00

Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) has opened a new facility to recycle construction and demolition waste in Ghayathi in Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, as part of Abu...

Masdar to deliver five-megawatt battery-storage solar plant in Seychelles

Masdar to deliver five-megawatt battery-…

Thursday, 20 September 2018 04:00

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) is set to help the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) in building a five-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant with battery storage in the Republic...

New QAS 5 mobile diesel gensets from Atlas Copco

New QAS 5 mobile diesel gensets from Atl…

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 04:00

Atlas Copco has launched the fifth generation of its flagship QAS generators range, aiming to provide a smooth transition and increase productivity during operation

SM rotary screw compressors from Kaesar

SM rotary screw compressors from Kaesar

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 04:00

Kaeser Compressors, Inc, Germany-based manufacturer of compressed air and vacuum products, has launched new SM series rotary screw compressors, aiming to provide efficient and service-friendly operations

Alstom wins O&M contract worth US$854mn for Riyadh Metro lines

Alstom wins O&M contract worth US$85…

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 11:06

Alstom has received a Letter of Award (LoA) from Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) to provide operation and maintenance services for lines 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Riyadh Metro over...

ABB’s OPTIMAX® solutions aim at energy costs reduction

ABB’s OPTIMAX® solutions aim at energy c…

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 04:00

The new OPTIMAX® solution from ABB helps enable industrial, commercial and power generation companies to reduce energy costs and site emissions by optimising the aggregation and dispatch of energy sources

Firm builds Saudi Arabia’s Qiddiya resort with semi-permanent solutions

Firm builds Saudi Arabia’s Qiddiya resor…

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 04:00

Qiddiya, the first-of-its-kind entertainment resort in Saudi Arabia, has been launched in record time using semi-permanent building technology

Abu Dhabi to host the 2019 edition of the World Energy Congress

Abu Dhabi to host the 2019 edition of th…

Monday, 17 September 2018 05:35

The 2019 Abu Dhabi World Energy Congress will run from the 9-12 September 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), discussing a fresh perspective on how to resolve...

Arabsat and Newtec to launch satellite services in Middle East and Africa

Arabsat and Newtec to launch satellite s…

Monday, 17 September 2018 04:00

Belgium-based Newtec, a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, has signed a contract with Arab Satellite Communications (Arabsat), a move that aims to see...

DEWA CEO inspects R&D Centre at Dubai solar park

DEWA CEO inspects R&D Centre at Duba…

Monday, 17 September 2018 04:00

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has visited the R&D Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, aiming...

Ambitious climate action can lead to higher productivity: WRI report

Ambitious climate action can lead to hig…

Sunday, 16 September 2018 15:57

It’s a fact: existing resource-intensive, unsustainable businesses will be left behind in the near future. A World Resource Institute (WRI) report explains

China Telecom Global selects Teraco for interconnection hub

China Telecom Global selects Teraco for …

Thursday, 13 September 2018 04:00

China Telecom (Africa and the Middle East) Limited (CTMEA), the Middle East and Africa subsidiary of China Telecom Global (CTG), has announced to establish an interconnection network and telecommunications hub...

Saudi Arabia reveals railway expansion plans for passengers and freight

Saudi Arabia reveals railway expansion p…

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 05:39

Saudi Arabia plans to turn the kingdom into a global logistics hub with an expanded network of commercial and industrial freight services

BKT makes its debut at Automechanika 2018

BKT makes its debut at Automechanika 201…

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 04:00

Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT) has made its debut at Automechanika, the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive service industry, running in Frankfurt from 11-15 September 2018

WGES to accelerate talks on green capital

WGES to accelerate talks on green capita…

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 04:00

Green capital will be the focus of discussions at the annual World Green Economy Summit (WGES 2018), taking place from 24-25 October 2018, amid the global commitments to build a...

Free training on offer to all at The Big 5

Gaia Awards sustainability The Big 5The Gaia Awards were named after a ‘whole earth’ theory and launched in 2008. (Image source: dmg::events)Aside from hundreds of exhibitors, The Big 5 also offers inspirational free training and certification events

What makes The Big 5 unique? Undoubtedly, it is the show’s reputation as being the largest and best attended construction event anywhere in the MENA region.

The organisers pay special attention to matching international suppliers who attend with enthusiastic local distributors. They also provide free training programmes to help exhibitors trade profitably in the whole region and a free seminar programme (more than 130 individual events) to help buyers select from the huge range of products and services on offer too.

Thus buyers from right across the region come to Dubai every November not only to source what their businesses need but also to network and learn about the very latest appropriate and sustainable technologies.

To help this process along, in the company of more than 50,000 other busy buyers, dmg is again laying on a series of themed internal events and programmes.

These include:

- The Green Build Congress: As new regulations come into force this will once again focus on the key issues whose understanding is essential if manufacturers, designers and contractors are to remain compliant, competitive and sustainable.

- Training and workshops: Techniques, universal best practice and both local and international regulations are evolving all the time. These training sessions and practical workshops will equip managers with the current information and practical skills they will need to succeed. The topics covered extend all the way from Green Building Council LEED requirements to project management in general and product sourcing.

- Free seminars: This year the organisers say they will be developing this series of sponsored events based on last year’s experience to provide even more - and more relevant - content for both buyers and suppliers.

- Big 5 Platinum Club: This has evolved over the years into a get-together for the most influential buyers throughout the region. More than 600 involved in the most important projects took part last year, all intending to meet directly with suppliers from across the world.

- Business matching programme: A new feature this year, these events are designed to bring together global manufacturers with local distributors, and to facilitate business introductions generally.

Finally, there are the prestigious Gaia Awards. Named after an influential and complex ‘whole earth’ theory and launched in 2008 these will be once again inviting suppliers of products for the coveted title of ‘Best Green Product in the Middle East’, thereby enhancing their prospects of attracting buyers looking for energy efficient and sustainable products.

Product and service categories attracting entrants this year have included water technology, HVAC, building facades and structures, finishing products, energy technology and the service industries in general.

Last year’s Gaia Awards resulted in a gold award for Nuuon Trading LLC for their EnOcean technology. Nuuon designs wireless home automation and security systems. As demonstrated last year their EnOcean technology supports battery-less and maintenance-free sensors that can be freely positioned, including temperature sensors and motion detectors.

There were 13 finalists in total last year and two silvers and four bronzes were awarded. In 2012 there are around 50 finalists in total, including 14 in the building facades category and a record 17 in finishing products.

“As the importance of environmental responsibility continues to increase across the international construction industry, the technologies and innovations that are being put forward for Gaia awards become further advanced,” said event director, Andy White.

“The Big 5 provides a showcase to help raise the profile of the winning green solutions, and we know from previous Gaia winners that the awards can make a real difference to their business.”

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