The Big 5 has its origins in an event known as Arab Water and came about from an amalgamation of five separate product-focused events that all had a link to the construction sector - such as HVAC and building materials. With the building of the Dubai World Trade Centre, which began to develop in the late 1970s, the event found a permanent home and has expanded in size along with the venue. When dmg events acquired the exhibition in 2000, the event covered some 12,000m²: this has risen to over 100,000m² in gross floor space.
The Big 5 covers the full construction cycle and gives you an all-access pass to the region’s top buyers and distributors. Place your products in front of new customers and remind those that you've worked with before that you're at the top of your game.
The Big 5 runs alongside six specialised events enabling industry professionals to source products for every stage of the construction projects: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, Middle East Stone, The Big 5 Solar, and the Urban Design & Landscape Expo.
The Big5 is the largest construction event in the Middle East with the mission to support and advance the construction industry in this region. The Big 5 has been at the forefront of construction innovation and showcases 360-degree building solutions clustered in five dedicated product sectors: Building Interiors & Finishes, Building Envelope & Special Construction, Construction Tools & Building Materials, Construct Technology & Innovation, and MEP Services. The most promising technologies, building solutions and materials will be on display at the exhibition, which will define key industry trends, opportunities and best practices in the region and beyond.
The Big 5 will mark a turning point in the construction industry, setting the way to build better, more efficiently, and develop smart, sustainable cities.
According to Wikipedia, Lighting Manufacturer