Big 5: Opening day attracts 13,000 visitors

More than 13,000 visitors attended the opening day of The Big 5 2016, according to dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa

The Big 5 2016, which is currently taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), attracted more than 13,000 visitors on its opening day.
The Big 5 2016, which is currently taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), attracted more than 13,000 visitors on its opening day.

More than 13,000 visitors attended The Big 5 2016 on its opening day, according to the exhibition’s organiser, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa.

On the second day of the event, more than 500 industry leaders gathered for the Excellence in Construction Summit, which was organised in conjunction with Dubai Economic Council (DEC).

Commenting on the UAE’s contemporary construction landscape, HE Hani Rashid Al Hamli, secretary general of the DEC and keynote speaker at the summit, said: “Dubai is currently witnessing a new momentum of growth, thanks to the critical initiatives launched by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

“Several crucial plans are being developed to make that vision a reality; construction will be a key element of this strategy. Dubai Plan 2021, Expo 2020, and the massive number of projects launched by the government will definitely strengthen the contribution of the construction sector to Dubai’s economic growth,” HE Al Hamli added.

The Big 5 2016 featured more than 3,100 exhibitors from across the GCC and beyond.

The exhibition, which is currently taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), will continue until 24 November, 2016.

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