Economic slowdown affects GCC’s fuel consumption: Apicorp

Economic slowdown affects GCC’s fuel con…

Thursday, 21 September 2017 06:54

An economic slowdown coupled with energy reforms has adversely affected domestic fuel consumption growth across most of the GCC, and in some cases led to negative growth, according to a...

Dubai adds 50 driverless Tesla to its taxi fleet

Dubai adds 50 driverless Tesla to its ta…

Thursday, 21 September 2017 06:38

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chief executive of Emirates Airline & Group, and chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, has launched 50 Tesla electric vehicles to the limo...

Gulf Glass to focus on sustainability goals for glass

Gulf Glass to focus on sustainability go…

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:40

Gulf Glass 2017, which is going to be held at Dubai World Trade Centre from 25-27 September 2017, is expecting to gather more than 140 stakeholders, with focus on glass...

GE to build Egypt’s first utility-scale solar power plant

GE to build Egypt’s first utility-scale …

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:30

General Electric’s (GE) power conversion has announced to provide a full turnkey solution to FAS Energy to build a 50MW solar power plant for Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), a...

Konecranes delivers four reach stackers to container yard in Saudi Arabia

Konecranes delivers four reach stackers …

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 07:29

In August, Konecranes delivered four Konecranes SMV 4531 TC5 reach stackers to Saudi Arabia

RSS achieves ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for meeting health and safety standards

RSS achieves ISO 9001:2015 accreditation…

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 06:55

Rental Solutions & Services (RSS), the go-to partner for temporary power and cooling rental solutions in the Middle East, has achieved ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for providing quality, health and safety...

CNIM, GIC and Al Mulla consortium selected preferred investor for the waste to energy project in Kuwait

CNIM, GIC and Al Mulla consortium select…

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 05:21

A consortium composed of Constructions Industrielles de la Méditerranée (CNIM), Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC), and Al Mulla Group Holding Co (AMG) has been selected as preferred investor for the Kabd...

Mitsubishi releases special edition warehouse and forklift trucks for silver jubilee

Mitsubishi releases special edition ware…

Monday, 18 September 2017 07:48

Marking 25 years of keeping businesses in Europe, Africa and the Middle East productive, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has launched a special 25th-anniversary edition of its award-winning range of warehouse and...

What are the different accessories used in insulation systems?

What are the different accessories used …

Monday, 18 September 2017 06:41

In the insulation of buildings, there are essentially eight different materials used in commercial and industrial installations

Dubai Ruler announces US$3.87bn contract for world’s largest CSP plant

Dubai Ruler announces US$3.87bn contract…

Sunday, 17 September 2017 08:09

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced the largest single-site concentrated solar power (CSP) project in...

Saudi Arabia to launch nuclear power tender in October

Saudi Arabia to launch nuclear power ten…

Sunday, 17 September 2017 05:28

Saudi Arabia is expected to launch a tender process for its first nuclear reactors as early as next month and will reach out to potential vendors from countries including South...

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 10th - 14th September

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Sunday, 17 September 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Technical Review Middle East, from 10th - 14th September 2017

Safety-boost for the engine

Safety-boost for the engine

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:00

The Reuschling case study shows that COTS is the ideal solution for locomotive renovation

The new CAT 426F2 expands backhoe loader line

The new CAT 426F2 expands backhoe loader…

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 05:11

Offering a highly configurable design, the new CAT 426F2 backhoe loader with side shift frame provides customers with additional choices, allowing the selection of a more base-specification model or a highly...

Perkins launches world’s first SmartCap engine monitor

Perkins launches world’s first SmartCap …

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 05:01

Perkins has launched the world’s first low-cost engine-level connectivity device – the Perkins SmartCap

Dubai raises initial US$1.1bn loan for metro expansion project

Dubai raises initial US$1.1bn loan for m…

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 06:32

Dubai has raised US$1.1bn loan for the expansion of the city's metro rail system, reaching the first step of an infrastructure financing programme which totals around US$2.8bn

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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