Dedicated concrete show added to Big 5

Conferences and live demonstrations to be held alongside 2011 show

The Big 5, one of the region’s largest construction shows is to add a dedicated concrete show to its 20111 edition.

Middle East Concrete (MEC), will run alongside Big 5, from November 21-24 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The show will feature raw materials, logistics to precast products, training opportunities and interactive demonstrations of plant
and equipment, from its base at the Trade Centre Plaza.

Conferences, panels, workshops and seminars will also be offered to delegates.

Promoted by event organisers DMG as an “essential showcase for everything related to the concrete business”, Big 5 director Andy White says the show provides “rounded business and networking opportunities” as the regional industry demonstrates further signs of recovery.

“There is no other concrete industry event that provides such a rounded business and networking experience as MEC,” said White, who added: “The fact that it is co-located with The Big 5 is a huge plus, being located right at the centre of the biggest construction industry event in the region. It’s a unique synergy of having both your own industry plus a
collection of the entire industry represented at The Big 5 at the same place,” he added.

Quoting figures from analysts Venture Middle East, DMG say planned projects in the Middle East are worth US $3 trillion, with an estimated $452 billion of these in the CC. Projects in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE account for an 80% share.


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