‘Launch’ is the word at The Big 5 Heavy today, opened this morning by H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of Board of Executive Directors, Roads & Transport Authority, Dubai, in the presence of His Excellency Helal Saeed Al Marri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Center. In its inaugural edition, Middle East’s largest heavy construction event hosts the reveal of Caterpillar’s latest revolutionary innovations and NFT’s virtual reality feature, which is transporting visitors up to a first-class seat above their state-of-the-art 300,000 square meter yard.
There is plenty to see at The Big 5 Heavy with over 300 exhibitors from more than 30 countries providing visitors with a unique and visually stunning showcase of machinery and innovation for construction industries.
Exclusive dealer Al- Bahar have partnered with Caterpillar to launch the two new machines: the Next Generation Cat 320 Excavator and Cat 962L Wheel Loader. The theme for the duo’s participation is ‘New Range. New Rules.’ portraying the new machine collection and its revolutionizing technology as a promise to transform the partnership between man and machine.
At the NFT stand, as well as launching visitors above their yard with virtual reality, the company is promoting their MCH Hydraulic Tower Crane and the new ‘Hup’ technology - a 100% digital and self-erecting crane development ideal for narrow and compact building areas.
Exhibitor Deewan Equipment will promote their advanced concrete printing technology at the event and present portraits of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
“It is thanks to government vision that GCC countries are the fastest developing across the world and we are honored to capture this inspiration with a portrait of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan printed onto the very building blocks of tomorrow’s skyline.
“In the Year of Zayed we also celebrate the great visionary leader of today, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and his dedication to innovation across all industries,” comments Eng. Ghaith A. Yaseen, Managing Partner, Deewan.
Event Director for The Big 5 Heavy, Richard Pavitt welcomes visitors to the show, he concludes – “With the total estimated value of projects in the GCC at USD 1.7 trillion, and with approximately 37% of all project values being in the design, concept and tender stages of development, demand for heavy machinery in the region is guaranteed to peak.”
“We expect to see a packed event over the next week on the back of a growing market, and hope to see new partnerships and deals filling the floor.”
A varied agenda of 40+ free to attend workshops is also underway at the event, assisting construction professionals in their jobs and offering CPD (Continued Professional Development) certified points. The workshop programme covers project management, mining & quarrying and foundation & geotechnical sessions.
Sponsors and partners supporting The Big 5 Heavy 2018 include Caltex (Official Lubricants Sponsor), the Deep Foundations Institute (Geotech Knowledge Partner), Total Foundation Solutions (Geotechnical Sponsor), Deewan (Concrete Equipment Sponsor), Hard Precast (Precast Sponsor), and Stevin Rock (Mining & Quarrying Sponsor).
The Big 5 Heavy is organized by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, and a part of The Big 5 portfolio of events that includes the largest construction event in the Middle East.
To know more about The Big 5 Heavy 2018, visit https://www.thebig5heavy.com/