Middle East contracting event Big five to be held in Octobr
The Big 5, the Middle East's annual show for the contracting industry, will fill seven halls at the Dubai International Exhibition Center (DIEC), this October. For the first time, the show, which takes place from October 26-30, will feature a Portuguese pavilion and exhibitors from Japan, Latvia and the Ukraine.
“The exhibitor geographic footprint is widening as internationals vie for a slice of a rapidly developing regional construction sector,” said Bernard Walsh, managing director of dmg Index Exhibitions, which organizes the Big 5.
“Heightened global interest is hardly surprising when recent reports show that Dubai alone is recording an 11.7 percent increase in construction activity and that the building industry in Qatar is witnessing its best times ever with the state government increasing its public projects budget by 39 percent for the coming year,” hew added.
This year's edition of the Big 5 will feature 22 national or industry group pavilions, two more than in 2001. To date, exhibitors from 30 countries have signed up for the show. The show provides five days of concentrated business opportunities for contractors, architects, engineers, buyers, importers, agents and distributors. — (menareport.com)
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