26 - 29 November 2018 | 11:00 - 19:00 DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

The Future of the Construction Industry

The largest construction event in the Middle East, The Big 5, is opening its show floor to select start-ups to exhibit and interact with hundreds of innovation-hungry construction professionals.

Meet our panel of experts who will help identify the most valuable solutions to host at the Start-up City.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be where innovation begins at The Big 5.


The Benefits

Participating at the Start-up City comes with many benefits, including:

  • Access to the show floor
  • Be in front of 65,000+ participants
  • Network with and become part of the construction industry's ecosystem
  • A meet & greet with key buyers at the Start-up City lounge
  • Media coverage
  • Profile on website
  • Pitch training with an expert to prep you for the competition
  • Entry for the pitch competition, for a chance to win $5,000 in cash & free marketing promotion worth $20,000


The Pod

Each start-up will have its own branded pod to showcase their product, service or solution on The Big 5 floor.

The Start-up City area is in Za’abeel Hall 6, a prime and specially branded location, guaranteed to offer increased visibility.

The Competition

A panel of judges will shortlist the finalists from the participating start-ups to compete at the Live Innovation Zone for a chance to win $5,000 in cash & marketing promotion worth $20,000.

Each start-up will have 3 minutes to pitch their product to the judging panel and a 3 minute Q&A session with them.

Only participating start-ups can be eligible to enter the pitch competition.

There can only be one winner – Good Luck!

The Commitment

Here is what we need from you:

  • Willing to scale up & shake up the industry
  • Willing to commit to exhibit
  • Have a product suitable for use in the UAE

* T&C's apply


If you wish to enquire about participating, please contact: startupcity@thebig5dubai.com or click here.

If you wish to discuss the sponsorship opportunities available, please contact DuncanChappell@dmgevents.com or click here to view the sponsorship brochure.