2016 Testimonials

With a 6.8% increase in participants year on year, the number of returning visitors and exhibitors is proof of our dedication in striving towards making The Big 5 a huge success every year. Don’t just listen to us -  take a look at what our exhibitors, speakers, and visitors have to say about The Big 5 in the dedicated testimonials we have received from them.

Exhibitor Testimonials


The Big 5 granted us the ideal platform to enter the GCC market. Now after 3 years of exhibiting and being frequently in the region we have become a well known brand in the UAE. Without the Big 5 this would not have happened.

Jasmin Sahnow

Marketing, Eurotec GmbH

We have been part of The Big 5 for years now and it has been an extremely good experience for us. It is undoubtedly the biggest convention in the UAE, which not only brings companies from the UAE but also the GCC and the wider North African region.

Francisco Castano

CEO – Technal

The Big 5 Dubai Show is the place to be if you want to expand your brand awareness and sales in the Middle East region. The new floor plan organization implemented this year was a success for us, it was more easy for all the actors of the show. Great show and see you next year.

Thomas Mendler

CEO, ISPO France

Each year The Big 5 draws in thousands of global suppliers and buyers of construction products, technologies and services to explore prime opportunities within the dynamic Arab construction markets. It is an excellent platform for us to network with exhibitors, visitors, practitioners and experts.

Jamal Bin Marghoob

Director of Marketing and Corporate Communication – DAFZA

The Big 5 is a great platform to exhibit your products and create awareness among existing customers, as well as an opportunity to make potential customers aware of your presence in the market.

Anitha Liju

Director, Al Arif A/C Systems LLC

The Big 5 is a good platform to showcase our products as it provides one single meeting point for manufacturers and clients.

Rajesh Iyer

Asian Granito India Ltd

The Big 5 is the most important exhibition in the region. Both to meet both existing and new customers as well as looking for new sales partners within specific segments.

Peter Lange

Sales Manager, Cotes A/S, Denmark

The Big 5 is a perfect occasion to meet new and existing customers. It is the best way to improve network connection in the area and for promoting new products.

Giacomo Corcelli

Business Developer, DIASEN srl

The Big 5 Show is ideal to present your activities in the whole Gulf region. It is the show that attracts the construction sector of the region.

Dimitris Lolos

Export Director, Isomat

This year’s Big 5 will be an ideal platform for us to showcase our innovative products and solutions, which incorporates expertise from leading companies in the region and around the world. We look forward to a great mix of speakers and panellists representing many of the global leaders in downstream engineering and construction

Abdulrahman Khansaheb

Director at Khansaheb


Visitor Testimonials 


The Big 5 is a great opportunity to meet different suppliers, new trends, and I will definitely will attend again.

Annaliza Abarra

General Manager, Decomas Philippines / MAS ASEAN

The Big 5 is one of the event that we wait for every year to learn about new innovation in the market and to be able to source any missing material and also it is a great location for networking and do business.

Islam Abdelaziz

Facilities Manager/Executive, Al Hilal Bank

The Big 5 cover the latest technology used world wide in different engineering disciplines, it is a real and true platform to create a business and develop your career and allow you to get a network with different suppliers and manufacturer.

Muawia Abdelrahman

Project Manager / Leader, Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority

I decided to visit The Big 5 exhibition because it is the place to meet new suppliers and customers and a place to see new innovations and technology.

Benjamin Ablao

Quantity Surveyor, iDF

The Big 5 is the best platform to network and do business because to understand new products and services.

Anup Abraham

Consultant, Tutis International

The Big 5 is the most effective exhibition in the Middle East. It is a must for people seeking to know the latest technology and servises in the region

Said Abushmais

Engineer, Saint Gobain PAM Gulf

The content of The Big 5 is carefully selected to reflect technological advancement which has continuously encouraged my organization (SABC LTD, NIG) to see it as a very necessary annual ritual which we want to continually be a part because of the immense benefits we derive from it. Like the past years, I was pleased with this edition and I look forward to the next.

Abdulrazaq Adio

CEO / President / Chairman / Director, SABC LTD

The Big 5 is the best platform to network and do business because it gathers all parties of construction in one place. Many solutions, coordination, ideas can be generated, coordinated, sorted out, and finalized all in one place. It was a fantastic opportunity, and I got the chance to meet new vendors from Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Mohamed Alali

Architect, Npcc

I've been visiting The Big 5 for the past 4 years and have seen it evolve and grow. I will keep coming back to stay in touch with industry leaders, and to find new ways and new products to expand my business and keep an open mind to changes in the field. This is the best place to meet providers and buyers at the same time.

Khaled Albinmohamed

CEO / President / Chairman / Director, TileLinksCo.

I have decided to visit The Big 5 to see the international materials and sourcing. Its excellent platform for networking as well, with vendors from all over the world under one roof.

Shahid Ali

CEO / President / Chairman / Director, Align Construction


Speaker Testimonials


It was a great pleasure to have the chance to present for the second year in the Big 5

Hosam Eid Mohammed (Kandeel)

Project Controls Manager, Hill International

I was very pleased with the turn out for the sustainability session and it invoked a lot of good questions and interaction from the audience which is always nice to see. I've also received a lot of emails about the discussion which is always a pleasant compliment.

Scott Coombes

Director, AESG

I joined the panel discussion at The Excellence in Construction Summit equipped with knowledge from our experience in The Sustainable City, but learned a great deal more from the follow panelists on real estate trends and regulations. Great synergies during the ensuing debate between the panelists and the audience!

Karim Al Jisr

Director, Diamond Developer Innovation Centre

The Big 5 education workshops are great idea to have in such a huge event, away from the exhibition.

Asem Ahmad Zabin

Senior BIM Engineer (Structural), iTech Management Consultancy

This year session was more interactive and the participants were raising questions. There was good response from the attendees, when we discussed the challenges in the region where I spoke about new federal commercial law in UAE and about VAT preparations in GCC countries and its impact on accounting.

Jayan Balakrishnan

Managing Director, Apt Management Consultancy

Speaking at The Big 5 is an exciting opportunity where the individual’s knowledge and latest experiences can be merged for cast benchmarks and new horizons for the Construction Market.

Fabio Sbacches

MEP Manager, LC & Partners Engineering Consultants