2016 saw the largest ever educational agenda that The Big 5 hosted. With a host of industry experts across a packed four days, there was no better time to be part of The Big 5 workshop programme, whether to gain market knowledge, advance your career and gain CPD points or network with the indsutry, see what 2016 offered and what you can be part of for 2017.

2016 Certified Workshops

The BIG 5 in Dubai 2016, witnessed a never seen before Educational Grandeur with so many diverse options to choose from and impressive content serving to enrich professional growth of the workshop attendees. The journey of educational evolvement at the 37th edition of Big 5 Dubai has been exceptional, as we had several focused themes for the educational workshops covering almost all facets of the construction industry to better cater the BIG 5 visitors.

2016 Workshop themes

  • Technology in Construction
  • Architecture and MEP Services
  • Safety & Logistics
  • Business and Marketing Strategies
  • Project Management
  • Sustainability is the Future

For 2017 we are updating the themes for all attendees. The 2017 agenda will be coming soon.

Workshop Speakers

Take a look at the prestigious speakers that were part of the 80+ educational programme in 2016.


2016 Workshops Speakers

CPD Points Explained

All of the workshops offered at The Big 5 are CPD-certified by an independent provider.  But what does this mean and how does it benefit you?

What is CPD?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the commitment to lifelong learning.  Employers and institutions across industries are increasingly adopting a more structured approach to learning in order to retain key staff and develop the skills and knowledge in the organisation to maintain a sustainable and competitive advantage. 

Why is CPD accreditation important?

CPD accreditation is important because it ensures that courses provided adhere to the highest educational standards and international benchmarks of quality and learning. 

How does it work?

There is no fixed approach to CPD and different professional institutes and associations will have their own interpretation of courses and requirements.  The majority set an annual target, which is defined by the accrual of CPD hours through attending training, seminars, workshops and conferences.  These CPD hours are then converted to points, units or credits.  It is up to the individual to keep track of their hours, ensure their CPD records are up-to-date and that the courses meet the requirements of their professional body or association.

How does CPD benefit me?

CPD benefits individuals by fostering a culture of continuous personal improvement, skills development and knowledge sharing.  It helps to ensure that individuals are kept informed, up-skilled and proficient to change in practice. CPD-certified training, seminars, workshops and conferences are also a significant benefit to those constricted by time, resource and budget as they can offer an affordable, time-efficient opportunity to develop skills and knowledge.

All delegates that attended a workshop at The Big 5 2016, were eligible to receive a certificate of attendance. Certifucates are only available for collection during the show days.

2016 Educational Presentations

There is still time to download the dedicated educational presentations from the 2016 workshops. Find the presentations you are looking for by the dedicated theme from 2016:

Technology in Construction

Safety & Logistics

Architecture & MEP Services

Sustainability is the future

Project Management

Business & Marketing Strategies