Driving the Kingdom’s construction industry forward

5 Feb 2023

Driving the Kingdom’s construction industry forward, The Big 5 Saudi 2023 doubles in size in its new venue, Riyadh Front Exhibition and Conference Center

  • Boasting 100% more exhibitors than in 2022, The Big 5 Saudi sells out with over 750 confirmed exhibitors from 40 countries expected at the Riyadh Front
  • An expected 28,000 construction professionals can explore over 15,000 products and services
  • With its largest international presence to date, the cornerstone event will host 12 country pavilions from Italy, Germany, Greece, Poland, Spain, Egypt, China, Kuwait, Turkiye, Austria, Qatar, and India
  • Two new events join the line-up, supporting Saudi Vision 2030 in its progressive development goals: Windows, Doors & Facades and Saudi Glass

Riyadh, KSA (February 5, 2023): The 11th edition of The Big 5 Saudi, organized by dmg events, will take place at the Riyadh Front Exhibition and Conference Center from 18-21 February 2023. This largest construction event in Saudi Arabia will bring together 28,000+ attendees and over 750 local and international exhibitors from 40 countries, showcasing the latest in construction innovations and technologies.

In January 2023, there were $298 billion in real estate projects under construction. By the end of 2023, intelligence firm ABiQ expects the Saudi real estate construction market to grow by 9% to a total of $324 billion. This total includes completing $18 billion of real estate projects in 2023. With an ambitious array of giga and mega projects regularly announced across the Kingdom, the construction industry globally is tasked to dramatically scale the production and distribution of products across all project stages to meet this tremendous demand.

“The Big 5 Saudi is a premier event that brings together industry professionals from around the world to showcase the latest advancements and innovations in the construction sector in Saudi Arabia. As the second largest non-oil sector in Saudi Arabia, the construction industry plays a pivotal role in driving the Kingdom’s economy forward, and The Big 5 Saudi serves as a platform to promote and support this growth. With a focus on the projects shaping the future of Saudi Arabia, and a commitment to showcasing the latest technologies and advancements, The Big 5 Saudi is a vital event for anyone looking to be at the forefront of the construction industry in the Kingdom.” – said Muhammed Kazi, VP – Construction, dmg events.

The Big 5 Saudi will feature eight product sectors, including building envelope and special construction, building interiors and finishes, construction technologies and innovations, building materials and tools, solar and MEP services, plant machinery and vehicles, off-site and modular construction, and building security and access control. Doubling in number of exhibitors since its 2022 edition, the event will gather over 15,000 products and solutions and welcome a host of new-to-show brands, such as Saleh Ibrahim Aldohan, Gulf Factory for Insulation Panels, CPC Holding, Llbna Fnoon, Rkiza Building Materials, Saudi Services Company, Rheem Manufacturing, Lattice Software Solutions, Al Jazirah Falcon, and Masdar.

The trade exhibition is once again accompanied by specialist events HVAC R Expo Saudi, Surface and Stone Saudi Arabia, and FM Expo Saudi. In co-location with these established brands, dmg events proudly announces the inaugural editions of two additional events servicing the construction industry to take place. “We are thrilled to announce that the Windows, Doors & Facades and Saudi Glass events will be launching next to The Big 5 Saudi this year. This decision was made easy by the immense interest we received from leading building envelope brands, coupled with our previous success running these events in other markets. We believe offering these world-renowned brands a robust platform to meet the booming local demand for their products is a great opportunity as we strive to help the Saudi government and industry stakeholders to achieve their ambitious development targets.” – adds Kazi.

In its largest and most international edition ever, The Big 5 Saudi will be bustling with industry networking opportunities, as well as visitor experiences and 40 free-to-attend CPD-certified Industry Talks. The anticipated educational programme will gather onstage over 50 innovators, architects, project and facilities management practitioners, and technologists, including Eng. Waleed Akhtar M Sultan, General Supervisor for Classification Development, Project Management and Performance Follow-up, Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing – MOMRAH; Jason Morris, Managing Director- Project and Construction Management Division, KEO International Consultants; Mohammed El Khamissy, Group Chief Finance Officer and Advisor to the Board, RC AL MANA; Engineer Grace Najjar, Managing Director, PMI MENA; Andrew Jones, CDR Partner, Dentons and Co.; and Rick Hopper, Managing Director, Mott MacDonald Saudi Arabia business and Chair of the Saudi Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Hub. These and other experts will present on impactful topics such as disruptive project management trends, the best use of technology in managing projects, and public-private sector collaboration on design.

The Big 5 Saudi continues to serve as a true testament to the KSA’s growing attractiveness in the global construction arena, bringing together industry players in support of the Kingdom’s ambitious Vision 2030 objectives. Twelve country pavilions will shine the spotlight on construction solutions from Italy, Germany, Greece, Poland, Spain, Egypt, China, Kuwait, Turkiye, Qatar, Austria and India. The 2023 edition is sponsored by industry leaders including AFAQ Wood Industries Factory, Bluu, Carrier, Saudi Services Company Limited, Zamil Industrial, SABB, Al Bawani, Midea and SRACO. Key event media and supporting partners feature, PMI, CIOB, MEFMA, ACI, AIA Middle East, CNBC Arabia, Arab News, Eye of Riyadh, Al Riyadh, Al Watan, Saudi Projects, Amlak Real Estate Newspaper.

The sold-out exhibition is free to attend for industry professionals. Visitor registrations are open at  www.thebig5saudi.com

About dmg events

dmg events is a leading organizer of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

dmg events organizes 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 & design, coatings, and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, BIG 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.

Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.co.uk), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.

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