THE BIG 5 2020 EXPO POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 2021
The Big 5 2020 expo has been postponed to 1215 September 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the organisers dmg events announced. 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 23-26 November 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, 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
Meanwhile, The Big 5 will continue pursuing its mission to connect and empower construction players across the globe. It will do so in innovative ways, including the launch of a new Digital Festival of Construction taking place in November with the aim to assist the industry and boost the sector’s resilience through the current challenging times.