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Big 5 kicks off in Dubai with 2,500 exhibitors

UAE - November 26, 2017
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The Big 5, the largest construction event in the Middle East, was inaugurated today by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and CEO and chairman of the Emirates Group.

Held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, The Big 5 will run from 26 to 29 November. Endorsed by the Dubai Municipality and held under the patronage of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, The Big 5 is set to welcome more than 2,500 companies from 60 countries. Moreover, 79,000 construction professionals will be participating this year, including the chairman and co-founder of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Bibop G. Gresta.

Josine Heijmans, Portfolio Event Director of The Big 5, said: “The upcoming edition of the event will mark a turning point in the construction industry, setting the way to build better, more efficiently, and develop smart, sustainable cities.”

“The Big 5 has been at the forefront of construction innovation for the past 38 years, and our mission to support and advance the construction industry is now stronger than ever. Our summits, educational sessions and the thousands of innovative solutions on display this year are all geared towards facilitating the Dubai Plan 2021 and the UAE Vision 2021 by building fully connected and integrated infrastructures, as well as a sustainable, safe and resilient built environment,” he added.

Furthermore, for the first time, the event will be co-located with The Big 5 Solar, a new platform pursuing the escalating green demands in the GCC market.

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