Saudi Arabia, UAE lead with $ 1.5 trillion construction in GCC

With a current value of $ 1.5 trillion, the GCC construction market is one of the most buoyant in the world at present. As Saudi Arabia and the UAE continue to hold their prominent position for total worth of current and upcoming construction projects, with $ 629 billion and $ 494 billion respectively, the GCC is looking for new inspiration. To ensure that the every sector of the building and construction industry has the opportunity to showcase its products and technologies in an effective environment, The Big 5 has further expanded its product specific zones for 2013 with the addition of Building Interiors.

Products related to kitchens and bathrooms, ceramics and fittings are some of the most sought after solutions in the industry at present and the new Building Interiors zone will showcase the latest products from across the region as well as the likes of Italy, Spain and Greece. One of the major events for the building and construction industry within the Middle East for more than 30 years, The Big 5 has seen the ongoing evolution of the GCC market and the increasing need for tailored sector solutions.


“We regularly host focus groups and meet with our advisory board members who help us each year to build an event that is relevant for those professionals who influence the procurement of construction products,” said Group Event Director Andy White.”

Bringing together more than 2,500 exhibitors from 65 countries, with over 60,000 construction industry professionals on site from Nov. 25-28 at Dubai World Trade Centre, The Big 5 is the largest event for the building and construction industry in the Middle East. Running parallel with The Big 5 2013 will be Middle East Concrete and PMV Live events dedicated to the concrete and machinery sectors.

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