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Recording the highest number of visitors ever, Big 5 Global welcomes over 81,000 construction professionals from 166 countries in its 44th year


The 44th edition of Big 5 Global, the largest and the most influential construction event concluded in Dubai, recording a staggering attendance of over 81,000 high-quality visitors from 166 countries for four days from 4 to 7 December 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

‘This year Big 5 Global surpassed expectations, attracting the highest ever number of construction professionals from various corners of the world, fostering an environment conducive to sharing expertise, developing global partnerships and showcasing new advancements in construction technology and practices,’ said Josine Heijmans, Vice President – Construction at dmg events, the organisers of Big 5 Global.

‘This milestone reaffirms our commitment to delivering unparalleled value to our attendees, exhibitors and partners, who are looking to engage in business activities in the MEASA region’s construction landscape.’

Bringing together the biggest names in construction in Dubai for four days, Big 5 Global served as a hub for major deals and
partnerships, further solidifying the importance of exhibitions in facilitating strong business relations.

In one such partnership, Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone (ADAFZ), an exhibitor at Big 5 Global, signed a deal with Grand Move, to develop a $17.8mn (AED65.3mn) community mall spanning 35,000m2 in the new Al Falah district. The project’s masterplan includes a hypermarket featuring a medical centre and a sports club and other retail and FB facilities. Maureen Bannerman, Chief Commercial Officer, Abu Dhabi Airports, stated: ‘We are pleased to announce this Musataha Agreement will contribute to the development of the new Al Falah district, bringing communities together.’

Another exhibitor, Floors Walls secured distribution partners for their brands, namely Richmond and Sintrich, in India, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The distribution deals will yield in more than $20mn annually. ‘We are so pleased to have exhibited at Big 5 Global this year and have already booked our stand for the 2024 edition,’ said Valy Os
sman, CEO, Floors Walls.

In addition to new partnerships, this year the event also witnessed many product launches. UAE-based United Motors Heavy Equipment Company launched three Wacker Neuson Zero Emission products including ACBe modular battery-powered internal vibrator, battery-powered vibratory plates which redefine sustainability and efficiency in construction.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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