The Big 5 Dubai returns to traditional dates 09 August 2022

The 42nd edition of The Big 5 – the Middle East, Africa and South Asia’s (MEASA) event for the construction industry – will return to its traditional end of year dates, taking place from 5th – 8th December 2022 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

The decision comes after a hugely successful return to face-to-face business in September this year, thanks to the support of the Dubai government in reopening for international events – making The Big 5 the only major construction event of 2021. The show welcomed more than 36,000 industry professionals and reconnected the region’s engineers, architects, contractors, and project managers with more than 1,200 exhibitors from no fewer than 50 countries.

“After a tumultuous two years and following the success of The Big 5 in 2021 we anticipate the worldwide construction events calendar will return to full swing in 2022,” said Matt Denton, president of dmg events. “It is therefore in the best interest of our exhibitors, country pavilions and stakeholders to return The Big 5 to our traditional datelines to fit in with that global calendar. These familiar end of year dates will ensure exhibitors from around the world can visit Dubai for a productive event, at the most convenient time.”

“The Dubai government’s Covid-19 response allowed us to connect construction players, despite the pandemic's impact,” added Matt. “We look forward to staying front of market and to delivering the best possible event for all our stakeholders.”

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