• Organisers dmg events announce The Big 5 Saudi 2021 will run from 24 to 27 May 2021, at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • The move into the country’s capital will bring stakeholders even closer to the heart of Saudi Arabia’s $1.4-trillion projects market.
  • The ‘dmg events All Secure’ set of health and safety guidelines will be implemented at the event to ensure the health and wellbeing of all participants.

dmg events, organisers of The Big 5 Saudi, have announced that the leading construction event will move to Riyadh in 2021. Now in the capital, the event can effectively drive vital business connections and Vision 2030 objectives, while supporting recovery efforts following COVID-19.

Ben Greenish, Senior Vice President at dmg events, commented:

“We are delighted to confirm new dates for The Big 5 Saudi, and to announce that the event will be held in Riyadh for the first time in 2021. At a time when construction developments and the business landscape are rapidly changing, we look forward to providing a safe environment where the industry can connect, kick-start business, and drive growth.

​It is our hope that both the discussions and the partnerships made at the event are going to have a long-term impact on the future outlook of Saudi Arabia’s $1.4-trillion projects market*."

*Download our latest industry report from MEED Projects

The Big 5 Saudi returns in 2021 with new co-located events and added features designed to represent and celebrate the construction sector in its entirety. Alongside seven general construction product sectors, the event introduces:

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Furthermore, ‘The Big 5 Saudi Impact Awards’ launch at the 2021 edition to honour the people, organisations, and projects driving transformation in Saudi Arabia’s construction industry. Free and certified education sessions continue at the event, set to help professionals keep up with the latest industry trends and standards.

Osama F. Al-Bunyan, Chief Operating Officer, Zamil Industrial Investment Co. has extended a welcome from the capital to international exhibitors:

“It is great to know that The Big 5 Saudi will be held in Riyadh. The capital is the perfect meeting ground for discussing business and investment opportunities in the Kingdom. We look forward to welcoming the international building community here, and to work together to develop the sector in line with Vision 2030 objectives and standards.”

The construction community can meet, network, and do business in a safe environment at the event, where the ‘dmg events All Secure’ set of safety protocols for exhibitors and visitors will be implemented, following guidelines from UFI, the global association for the exhibition industry’s international standards and in collaboration with the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and the Kingdom’s Authorities.

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After nine successful editions in Jeddah, The Big 5 Saudi will run for the first time in Riyadh from 24 to 27 May 2021 at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre and will be free to attend for industry professionals. Organised by dmg events, The Big 5 Saudi is supported by Katerra (Platinum Sponsor), Al Bawani Contracting (Contracting Sponsor), Al Latifa Trading & Contracting Company (Gold Sponsor), and Oscar Paints (Official Paint Sponsor).

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About The Big 5 Saudi

Connecting the construction industry in Saudi Arabia

28 - 31 March 2022 - Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Big 5 Saudi - the Kingdom's leading construction event

Expected to attract 14,000+ visitors, the 10th edition of The Big 5 Saudi brings under one roof over 300 manufacturers of construction products from around the world. 

An ideal platform for construction industry professionals to network, secure qualified leads and close business deals, The Big 5 Saudi 2022 displays the latest innovations across dedicated product sectors.

The event also offers CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified workshops, which are free to attend and delivered by renowned industry experts. 

To learn more about the event, visit

About dmg events 

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit