In its launch edition last month, The Big 5 Heavy welcomed over 6000 visitors to the Dubai World Trade Centre. When asked, 90% of visitors said that they would return next year.
The event brought together 300+ exhibitors across 7000 sqm of specialized exhibition space. It is now the largest event dedicated to heavy machinery in the Middle East.
“When combined, deals that were made at The Big 5 Heavy between leading manufacturers like Total Foundation Solutions, Deewan, and Putzmeister, came in at a total of USD2.5 million” comments Event Director for The Big 5 Heavy, Richard Pavitt.
He adds: “The event this year was a visually stunning crowd pleaser. And as for the deals, well they support a growing infrastructure industry in the Middle Eastern region.”
Andrea Bristot, Middle East Area Sales Manager for leading Spanish tower crane manufacturer, Linden Comansa, agrees:
"During the three days of the show, we were very busy with customers and potential buyers, not only from the Emirates but also from Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia or Kuwait, which shows that the entire region is under an evident recovery. Another good indicator is that the world’s main tower crane manufacturers were at the Big 5 Heavy show.”
The exhibition showcased heavy equipment from a range of industries with product variety including concrete, mining, and construction.
In addition to mega tyre displays, scaffolding structures, tower crane and heavy vehicle spectacles, there were also over 40 learning opportunities free-of-charge to visitors.
Speaker Omar Essam Barakat, Dubai Novus Chairperson for The Chartered Institute of Building, concludes:
“Events like this should be mandatory for professionals to come and see, and companies should be encouraging their employees to come and visit - it's a must."
The Big 5 Heavy is organised by dmg events and will return from 26 to 29 November 2018 to the Dubai World Trade Centre, alongside The Big 5 and Middle East Concrete (MEC) events.
To know more about The Big 5 Heavy, click here