Clear Blue Technologies lists on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Clear Blue Technologies lists on Frankfu…

Thursday, 15 November 2018 10:00

Clear Blue Technologies, which provides smart off-grid power, technology, and services, has listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

ENEC achieves major progress in construction of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant

ENEC achieves major progress in construc…

Thursday, 15 November 2018 06:21

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has completed all main concrete works and heavy equipment lifting for the four nuclear reactor units of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, being built...

DP World Kigali’s logistics platform

DP World Kigali’s logistics platform

Thursday, 15 November 2018 05:30

DP World and the government of Rwanda have established a logistics hub located 20 km from the capital, Kigali, near the international airport

GCC to speed up solar conversion

GCC to speed up solar conversion

Thursday, 15 November 2018 03:48

The GCC is likely to speed up its solar energy conversion movement, reaching its 2030 target of a collective 4.6 GW photovoltaic (PV) in power generation to emerge as a...

ADIPEC 2018: Al Masaood shares global energy solutions

ADIPEC 2018: Al Masaood shares global en…

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 06:10

Al Masaood’s Projects & Engineering Services Division (PESD) has appeared at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) to share comprehensive energy and petrochemical services in cooperation...

Glasspoint and Occidental of Oman cooperate on solar EOR project

Glasspoint and Occidental of Oman cooper…

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 04:14

GlassPoint Solar and Occidental of Oman have signed a MoU agreement aiming to lead to a large solar thermal energy plant, exceeding two gigawatts, at the Mukhaizna oilfield in Oman

Alstom’s first metro trainset comes on time in Dubai

Alstom’s first metro trainset comes on t…

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:28

Alstom, French multinational company operating worldwide in rail transport markets, has delivered to the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) the first of the 50 Metropolis trainsets that will...

ABB wins US$79mn order for Abu Dhabi’s Bab onshore project

ABB wins US$79mn order for Abu Dhabi’s B…

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:15

China Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corporation (CPECC) has awarded ABB an integrated automation, electrification and telecommunication order worth US$79mn for the upgrade of the Bab Onshore Field in Abu Dhabi

Tata Steel targets carbon neutral mission to oil and gas industry

Tata Steel targets carbon neutral missio…

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:01

Tata Steel has announced its ambition to become a carbon neutral producer of steel to the oil and gas industry from 2050 at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and...

PDO and Be’ah to train and create jobs for 600 young Omanis

PDO and Be’ah to train and create jobs f…

Sunday, 11 November 2018 05:40

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is sponsoring the vocational training of 600 young Omanis as part of its efforts to create more than 50,000 job opportunities in and outside the oil...

BKT to build US$100mn tyre production factory in US

BKT to build US$100mn tyre production fa…

Sunday, 11 November 2018 04:20

Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT), one of the leading India-based off-highway tyre manufacturers, has announced a US$100mn construction project for a new production site that will serve both the US markets...

Caparol Paints expands UAE portfolio, opens new showroom in Sharjah

Caparol Paints expands UAE portfolio, op…

Sunday, 11 November 2018 04:01

Caparol Paints, a global provider of German paints and coating solutions, has launched a new 1800 sq ft showroom at Beena centre, King Faisal Street, Sharjah, a move that is...

Emirates Steel signs iron ore pellet supply deal with Vale

Emirates Steel signs iron ore pellet sup…

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 04:44

Emirates Steel, leading integrated steel plant in the UAE, has signed a four-year contract with Vale, one of the largest producers of iron ore and iron ore pellets, to supply...

National Paints to inaugurate 14 showrooms in the UAE

National Paints to inaugurate 14 showroo…

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 04:34

National Paints, a leading paints brand in the MENA region, has announced to inaugurate a total of 14 new exclusive showrooms in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain in the coming...

Gulf Traffic collaborates with Saudi Transport Ministry

Gulf Traffic collaborates with Saudi Tra…

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 07:00

The Gulf Traffic Exhibition and Conference, taking place from 4-6 of December 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, has, for the first time, signed a strategic partnership with the...

Ansaldo Energia to supply GT36 gas turbine in China

Ansaldo Energia to supply GT36 gas turbi…

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 06:40

Ansaldo Energia has signed a contract worth US$68.44mn with Shanghai Electric Gas Turbine Co, Ltd to supply the first GT36 Gas Turbine for Minhang power plant in China

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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