12 - 15 September 2021

12 - 15 SEPTEMBER 2021

Dubai World Trade Centre


global attendees
*BPA audited




exhibitors from
61 countries


participating countries


Important Update

The Big 5, our annual trade event connecting the global construction community in Dubai, is moving dates from 23-26 November 2020 and will be held next on 12-15 September 2021, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. It was not an easy decision to take, but we believe it is the best for the construction players we proudly connect and have served since 1979.

Over the past weeks, we made it our priority to listen to our exhibitors, visitors, and other key stakeholders. We understand how crucial a successful trade event is for their businesses, and how challenging planning ahead can be in such uncertain times.

With Dubai moving the 2020 World Expo to October 2021, this next edition of The Big 5 will come at a time during which Dubai is expected to enter an exciting new growth phase as it prepares to present an amazing showcase and 21st century city to the world.

The new dateline will be a significant distance away from the current restrictions and it will allow exhibitors and visitors to enjoy the total Big 5 scale, nature and event experience. It will come at a time when we expect travel to be much easier and for economies to re-enter growth phases and therefore be a positive opportunity for our exhibitors to re-engage with old and new customers in a pleasant and highly productive environment. Businesses can now plan ahead with great certainty to the benefit of the whole supply chain.

Meanwhile, The Big 5 will continue pursuing its mission to connect and empower construction players across the globe and will do so in innovative ways. We are excited to announce that a Digital Festival of Construction will take place in November this year, assisting the industry through these challenging times.

We apologise for any inconvenience this move may cause. We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to our exhibitors, visitors, sponsors, speakers, and partners for their continued support, and we look forward to meeting you all on 12-15 September 2021.

Digital Festival of Construction

This brand new online gathering for the global infrastructure and construction community will bring together thousands of influential decision-makers, government officials, construction innovators, and key stakeholders for three days of thought-leadership, collaboration, and networking opportunities.

Attendees will be able to join from anywhere in the world and will engage with some of the most powerful leaders in the industry.

Why exhibit at The Big 5

By exhibiting at The Big 5 you will have the opportunity to enter new markets and increase your brand recognition. In addition, you will generate qualified leads by networking with the most influential industry players.

Covering the full construction cycle

The Big 5 runs alongside six specialised events - The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, Middle East Stone, The Big 5 Solar, and the Urban Design & Landscape Expo – providing access to solutions for the entire construction cycle. 

Engaging features to attract key buyers

Networking and learning rank among the top reasons for visitors to attend The Big 5. With 240+ educational sessions and engaging networking features, the event attracts the most influential industry players

Digital disruption in construction

There is no doubt that technology is shaping the future of construction, and the industry needs to take advantage of the increased efficiency and improved quality that new technologies offer.

Against this backdrop, The Big 5 2021 puts the spotlight on innovative construction technology.

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