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The BIG 5 will take place in September 2021

Published on : Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Big 5, an annual trade event connecting the global construction community in Dubai, decided to defer the 2020 edition and announced new dates in September 2021. The show that was originally scheduled from November23-26, 2020 has been postponed and will be held next on September 12-15, 2021, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The 2021 edition of the event connecting the global construction community in Dubai is expected to boost the construction sector’s recovery efforts in the post-COVID-19 era.


The Big 5, Middle East, Africa and South Asia’s one of the largest construction event, attracting 67,000+ high level buyers, suppliers and experts from across the entire construction cycle, from inception to completion, will launch the Digital Festival of Construction in November to assist the industry and sustain the sector’s resilience through the current challenging times. The new dates also apply to the specialised events that are staged alongside The Big 5 – The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, Middle East Stone, The Big 5 Solar, and the Urban Design & Landscape Expo.

The decision to postpone this year’s event, scheduled on November 23-26 in Dubai, comes after a thorough consultation with key stakeholders groups in the wake of the effect of the coronavirus pandemic.The new dates are the closest possible enabling the global construction industry to come together for a successful trade event, and take into consideration a wide set of factors, most importantly: the health, safety and convenience of all participants, the ease of travel, as well as the global events calendar for the industry.

Ben Greenish, Senior Vice President at dmg events, said, “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. We have therefore decided to postpone this year’s event to offer an edition of the scale and nature expected of The Big 5 in 2021, which will boost the construction sector’s recovery efforts in the post-COVID-19 era” he added further.


According to the event organisers, the early announcement of new dates will enable industry players to plan ahead and join an event that will bring benefit to the whole construction value chain. The new dateline will also be a significant distance away from the current restrictions and will allow both exhibitors and visitors to re-engage with old and new customers in a pleasant and highly productive environment.

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