Atlas Copco delivers light towers in Kuwait

Atlas Copco delivers light towers in Kuw…

Sunday, 22 July 2018 06:25

Atlas Copco has announced the delivery of 64 units of light towers to its customer in Kuwait

GCC façades market looking at a 50.7 per cent growth by 2025

GCC façades market looking at a 50.7 per…

Sunday, 22 July 2018 06:04

The GCC façades market is set to grow by 50.7 per cent from 2017-2025 across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman, according to a study conducted by Grand...

Veolia commissions waste treatment facility in Jebel Ali

Veolia commissions waste treatment facil…

Thursday, 19 July 2018 06:39

Veolia Water Technologies and Dubai Municipality have jointly commissioned the Jebel Ali Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility, which is set to treat 600 cu/m of hazardous liquid waste per day

Kuwait’s warehousing market set for positive incline

Kuwait’s warehousing market set for posi…

Thursday, 19 July 2018 06:08

Kuwait warehousing market is expected to register positive CAGR of around 10.1 per cent from 2017-2022, with growth in imports of dairy products, food items, fruits and vegetables and planned...

Investment in electricity surpasses oil and gas in 2017

Investment in electricity surpasses oil …

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 06:49

The electricity sector has attracted the largest share of energy investments in 2017, exceeding the oil and gas industry for the second year in row, according to the latest review...

SEC starts operation of solar-powered plant in the mining city

SEC starts operation of solar-powered pl…

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 06:10

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has commenced the operation of a solar-powered plant in Waad al-Shamal Mining City, located south of Turaif in the northern border region

ACWA Power to develop 100MW solar project in South Africa

ACWA Power to develop 100MW solar projec…

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 06:57

Saudi Arabia-based ACWA Power and Central Energy Fund of South Africa have signed a cooperation agreement to develop a 100MW Redstone concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) plant in South Africa’s...

UAE set to lead the world in VAT innovation

UAE set to lead the world in VAT innovat…

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 06:34

The UAE ranks first in the MENA region in terms of innovation, according to a recent report by Global Innovation Index 2017

CP Automation to distribute SineTamer surge protectors in EMEA

CP Automation to distribute SineTamer su…

Monday, 16 July 2018 13:14

Industrial repair specialist CP Automation has partnered with SineTamer to distribute surge and transient protection systems across Europe, the Middle East and Asia

‘GCC automation industry on track for double digit growth’

‘GCC automation industry on track for do…

Monday, 16 July 2018 06:35

The GCC region’s automation industry is on track for double-digit growth over the next five years, as recovering oil prices and economic diversification plans boost demand for industrial and building...

Jacobs secures key role on Etihad Rail project in the UAE

Jacobs secures key role on Etihad Rail p…

Sunday, 15 July 2018 12:02

Jacobs Engineering Group has been selected by Etihad Rail to deliver critical technical and programme consulting services for the UAE’s largest and most vital national freight and passenger railway network

FPT Industrial solutions to drive Teksan Generators

FPT Industrial solutions to drive Teksan…

Sunday, 15 July 2018 07:33

Teksan Generator has selected FPT Industrial for a long-term partnership to supply it with the full FPT Industrial Power Generation G-Drive line-up

MAN to power gas-engine power plant in Oman

MAN to power gas-engine power plant in O…

Sunday, 15 July 2018 05:28

MAN Energy Solutions has won the order from Oman Liquefied Natural Gas (Oman LNG) to equip a new power plant with nine MAN 51/60 gas engines

Waste management efforts step up in GCC

Waste management efforts step up in GCC

Thursday, 12 July 2018 10:00

Waste, and getting rid of it in a manner that makes sense for the economy and the environment, is an issue that has been getting much more attention and investment...

Etisalat to provide 5G services for Expo 2020 Dubai

Etisalat to provide 5G services for Expo…

Thursday, 12 July 2018 06:28

Expo 2020 Dubai has become the first major commercial customer to access 5G services provided by UAE-based telecom provider Etisalat

Oman aggregate plant relies on SDLG wheel loader

Oman aggregate plant relies on SDLG whee…

Thursday, 12 July 2018 04:21

Operations at a sand and aggregate plant in Oman have been boosted by the arrival of a new SDLG L958F wheel loader, part of the latest F-series machines

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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