Riyadh is gearing up to host the largest gathering of construction industry professionals in Saudi Arabia, when the 11th edition of The Big 5 Saudi opens its doors this month (February 18 to 21).
The 2023 edition of the event – which will make its debut at the Riyadh Front Exhibition and Conference Centre – aims to provide windows to the new opportunities unfolding in the vibrant landscape of the kingdom in line with the plans set out in Saudi Vision 2030, says dmg events, the organiser of the mega show.
During its four-day run, The Big 5 Saudi will bring together more than 500 exhibiting companies from around 40 countries worldwide showcasing over 15,000 innovative products and solutions and host 11 country pavilions, including those of Italy, Germany, Greece, Poland, Spain, Egypt, China, Kuwait, Turkiye, Qatar and India.
The Big 5 Saudi will focus on eight major product segments, as well as host five co-located events addressing key construction sectors. Making their Saudi debut this year are the newly-launched Windows, Doors & Facades and Saudi Glass events, which have been created exclusively for facade professionals and are bringing together more than 70 inspiring brands and over 1,000 latest products and solutions from the facade and glass industries. The one-day Facades Talks programme also features some of the biggest names in the industry, delivering CPD-certified talks along with interactive workshops.
The two new events will be in addition to the specialised shows that are held concurrently with The Big 5 Saudi every year, namely, Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia, which connects the stone industry in the kingdom; FM Expo, which provides a platform for facilities management professionals to acquaint themselves with new technologies to support them in safely maintaining their assets; and the HVAC R Expo, which focuses on providing healthy air-conditioning for new-build, retrofit, or maintenance programmes.
Together, The Big 5 Saudi and its co-located events will bring an exciting and a strong line-up of local and international leading manufacturers and suppliers, says dmg events. These include Naffco, Diesel Machinery, Steeco, Coolex, Schnell, System Air, Doosan, RMEA Manufacturing, Al Majal Al Arabi Group Company, Dar Almasalla, Al Zarabi Technical Trading Company, Al Mawarid Manpower Company, Schüco, Alumil, Gutmann, Reynaers, Technoform, Talco, Aluk, TechFire, Al Moosa Doors and many more.
The events will be supported by a series of CPD-certified talks, providing attendees with insights on the latest market trends and actionable best practices.
The free-to-attend, CPD-certified talks will address seven themes including Architecture & Design, Project Management, Technology, Concrete, HVAC R, Facilities Management and Facades & Glass, gathering innovators, architects, project and facilities management practitioners, and technologists to present inspiring case studies, proven best practice tools and provide attendees with insightful takeaways to support their personal and team development.
These world-class speakers will take to the live stage to share their expertise through engaging talks, interactive Q&As, and strategic panel discussions covering more than 40 topics.
The 28,000-plus visitors expected at The Big 5 Saudi will also discover a host of experiences curated to make their attendance even more engaging. These include the Live Demonstration Zone – an interactive zone curated to showcase the latest launches; Outdoor Area – one of the biggest displays of plant, machinery and vehicles and commercial cleaning products; Meet the Contractors – a wall of excellence to celebrate some of the key contractors involved in Saudi Arabia’s biggest construction projects; and Social Star – the all-time favorite social media competition with exciting giveaways.
The Big 5 Saudi is sponsored by Afaq Woods, Al Mana, Carrier, Saudi Services Company Limited, Zamil Industrial, Al Jadd Real Estate Development & Investment, Al Bawani and Sraco. Registration for the event is open at www.thebig5saudi.com/register.
dmg events is a leading organiser of in-person events. It organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality and design, coatings and transportation sectors. Adipec, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and Index are the company’s flagship events.
Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust, one of the largest media companies in the UK.