The Big 5 is the largest and the most influential show about building and construction in the Middle East. First began in 1979, the vent has launched hundreds of thousands of products, facilitated partnerships, advanced knowledge, and industry best practices while serving as the gateway for international companies to access the Middle East market. The Big 5 is held annually in Dubai in late November and attracts a large number of participants. Organized by dmg events, there are five annual editions of the exhibition that take place in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, East Africa (Kenya), Morocco, and Egypt. The Big 5 turns into a global hub for the construction industry catering to the needs of all construction projects from inception to completion. Focused on the construction sector and its products in the geographies where they take place, the events draw influences and content from across the spectrum of built environment interests. Along with the Big 5, there are 6 specialized co-located events: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo Dubai, The Big 5 Solar, Middle East Stone, and Urban Design & Landscape Expo. The launch of these additional events reflects dmg events’ declared strategy of using geo-adaptation as it pursues regional expansion. Gathering buyers and manufacturers of construction products from around the world, The Big 5 and the co-located events also offer a broad educational agenda, with high-level conferences and over 100 CPD-certified workshops across four days.

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