23 - 26 November 2020

Why exhibit at Start-up City

Start-up City is the innovation platform of The Big 5. We have built the traction to help you boost your brand to the industry's key players.

  • Place your product in front of 68,000+ construction industry decision-makers
  • Become part of the region’s construction industry’s ecosystem
  • Network with top professionals looking to source innovative solutions




The exhibiting package includes

  • Exhibiting space with the option to get your own pod or be part of a group participation
  • Free personalised marketing support, that will maximise your visibility before, during and after the event
  • Media coverage in the region’s most prominent trade publications

The Pitch Competition

Exhibiting start-ups will also be entitled to participate in the Pitch competition:

  • A pitch training with an expert to prep you for the competition
  • 3 minutes to pitch your product, followed by 3 additional minutes of Q&A
  • All for the chance to win $5,000 in cash & marketing promotion worth $20,000

Do you have what it takes?

  • A minimum viable product suitable for the UAE market
  • Determination to scale up your business
  • Drive to shake up the industry
  • Energy to pro-actively network for four days

Would you like to be a part of Start up City 2020? Email Maria Kyriazi - MariaKyriazi@dmgevents.com



2019 Start-up City Pitch Competition Judges

Kavya Agarwal
Investment Associate

Said Karram
Project Director
Consolidated Contractors Company

Robyn Brazzil

Imad Itani
Innovation Manager

Ned Jaroudi
Startup Business Development Lead
Amazon Web Services

Cinar Kurra
Chief Executive Officer
Catalyst - A Masdar-BP Initiative


2019 Start-up City Partners


Community Partner

Eco-System Partner

Eco-System Partner