What are the advantages of exhibiting at The Big 5, Dubai 2018?
Exhibiting at The Big 5 is a smart investment. Companies at the event can meet face to face thousands of buyers and distributors in four days, promoting their products in front of a selected audience.
Since its launch, The Big 5 has been a strategic point of reference for well-established organisations to reinforce their leadership position, as well as for manufacturing companies from around the world to access the growing Middle East construction market. Located in Dubai, the show is the premier gateway to more than 21,800 construction projects worth USD 2.4 trillion in the GCC.
Can you give us some tips to take the best out of visiting this event?
Covering over 110,000 m² in gross floor space, The Big 5 is huge. A handy exhibitor list is available on the show website to help locate the companies on the show floor. To make it easy for visitors to find exactly what they’re looking for, the event clusters exhibitors in 5 dedicated product sectors: MEP services, Building Interiors & Finishes, Building Envelope & Special Construction, Construction Tools & Building Materials, and Construct Technology & Innovation.
With over 100 exciting educational sessions on offer across the four days of the show this year, I recommend to also look at the summits and seminars’ agenda not to miss the inspiring presentations delivered by renowned industry experts. In 2018, workshops will run in four theatres, as BIM Talks, Architecture Talks, Project Management Talks and Design Talks.
Attendees will be able to collect a CPD-certificate at the end of each session, advancing their knowledge and career for free.
Beyond this, the ‘FutureTech Construction’ Summit, and the ‘Women in Construction’ and ‘How To Do Business in the UAE’ seminars will shed light on technological innovation, gender empowerment, regulations and business best practices in the region. An opportunity not to be missed.
Finally, I warmly recommend all interested visitors to pre-register for the event online at www.thebig5.ae. This will provide smooth access to the exhibition and save the 200 AED entrance fee charged onsite.
How to apply to exhibit or attend?
Companies interested in exhibiting at The Big 5 2018 can send an email or to call us or fill in the exhibitor enquiry form (all contact you can see at the official webpage)
Visitors can access the event for free by registering online at our website. Non-registered visitors will be charged AED 200 to access the show. Online registration closes on November 24 at midnight, so make sure to complete the form to get complimentary access to The Big 5!
Lastly, can you give us some participation results from the last edition?
In 2017, The Big 5 welcomed 64,595 participants from 137 countries, who were able to source thousands of innovative products displayed by 2,600 companies. The show also offered more than 70 CPD-certified workshops delivered by industry experts – a wealth of knowledge shared for free!
According to a survey conducted at the end of the event, 91% of our exhibitors were able to promote their company in the region, 86% of them met with local distributors, and 79% sold products to new customers.
These are excellent results and we look forward to supporting construction manufacturers from around the globe with another successful edition of the show this year!