The Big 5, the annual trade event held in Dubai that connects the global construction community, has been postponed to 12-15 September 2021. The event will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
In a press statement on Tuesday, the company said the new dates also apply to the specialised events held alongside The Big 5. These include The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, Middle East Stone, The Big 5 Solar, and the Urban Design & Landscape Expo.
“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,” the company said, adding, “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 your business, and how challenging planning ahead can be in such uncertain times. It will come at a time when we expect travel to be much easier and for economies to re-enter growth phases.”
Dubai has also moved the 2020 World Expo to October 2021, and the next edition of The Big 5 will come at a time in which Dubai is expected to enter an exciting new growth phase. The emirate will be preparing to present an amazing showcase of a 21st-century city to the world.
The new dateline will be a significant distance away from the current restrictions and will allow both exhibitors and visitors to enjoy the total Big 5 experience. It will also offer a positive opportunity for attendees to re-engage with old and new customers in a pleasant and highly productive environment. Businesses can now plan ahead with great certainty to the benefit of the whole supply chain.