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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

POST-COVID-19 era.”

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.

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