Big 5 Global continues its towering success in the ‘Year of Sustainability’

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The 44th edition of Big 5 Global, supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, will bring together global leaders in construction, industry professionals, regulators, and innovators from 4 to 7 December 2023, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Together, they will provide a comprehensive perspective on steering the construction sector towards a sustainable future.

• His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Former Minister of Climate Change & Environment in the UAE, to outline key strategies for a sustainable construction future

• Royal Institute of British Architects’ President Muyiwa Oki: Big 5 Global “integrates local expertise with global knowledge”

• The event to host free-to-attend CPD-certified Big 5 Talks, providing invaluable insights under ten streams such as Concrete, Facilities Management and Project Management, to name a few

“In 2023, Big 5 Global empowers thought leadership discussions to actively shape initiatives that will transform the construction industry,” said Josine Heijmans, Vice President – Construction at dmg events, the organisers of Big 5 Global. “It comes against the vibrant backdrop of the UAE's 'Year of Sustainability' which underscores the nation's dedication to promoting global collaboration in the pursuit of climate action as well as COP28.” 

At the event, which will bring together the entire construction value chain, the high-level content programme promoting thought leadership sessions and practical talks across four days will encompass Big 5 Global Leaders’ Summit, Big 5 FutureTech Summit, CPD-certified Big 5 Talks and Everything Architecture. Together, the programme will feature 230+ speakers across 130+ sessions from around the world.

The invite-only Big 5 Global Leaders’ Summit serves as an exclusive platform that facilitates collaboration between the public and private sectors. On December 5, 2023, the summit, focusing on the themes of leadership, decarbonisation, collaboration, next generation, and defining project success, will be a transformative force empowering the future of construction.

During the invite-only Big 5 FutureTech Summit taking place on 6 December, attendees will hear from global experts on how to embrace the changes brought by technology and digitalisation on planned and future projects as they collaborate towards Construction 5.0.

Running throughout the four days of Big 5 Global, the free-to-attend Big 5 Talks will host a series of discussions providing invaluable insights under ten streams: Concrete, Facades, Facilities Management, Geotechnical, HVAC & MEP, Offsite & Modular, Project Management, Solar, Technology and Urban Design & Landscape.

On 7 December, Big 5 Global will bring together architects, designers, urban planners and AI experts at Everything Architecture, where discussions will circle around three key themes: biophilic urbanism, carbon-neutral design and the impact of AI on architecture.

70% of the speakers at Big 5 Global are speaking for the first time. The programme features government and public sector speakers from Dubai Municipality, Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal), Dubai Development Authority, Roads & Transport Authority Dubai, Abu Dhabi City Municipality, among others. This year, the event also has a new feature, Big 5 Impact Trail, which aims to make a positive impact by supporting participating companies in their journey to promote eco-friendly construction products and solutions.

Recognising innovation, sustainable development, technology and digital achievements, the event also celebrates the 3rd edition of Big 5 Global Impact Awards this year, where 100 finalists across 19 progressive categories will battle for the winning trophy. Commenting on the awards, Eng. Fakher AlShawaf, Group CEO, Albawani, Gold Sponsor of the event, said: "Albawani is dedicated to driving sustainable practices within the construction industry, and our participation in Big 5 Global Impact Awards reflects our unwavering dedication to this mission. As a global organisation, we are proud to be a part of this event celebrating impact in construction, and we can't wait to see the incredible contributions that will be honoured.”

Taking place from 4 - 7 December 2023, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Big 5 Global attracts 68,000+ attendees from over 150 countries and 2,200+ exhibitors showcasing 50,000+ products. Big 5 Global is free to attend for industry professionals. Visitor registrations are open at




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