• The Big 5 Saudi inaugurated today by Vice President of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Ziad Al Bassam.
  • The premier construction event hosts 400 local and international exhibitors and offers 50+ free, certified workshops until March 8.
  • Event is supported by Saudi Arabia’s Building Technology Stimulus Fund (BTSF), an initiative of the Saudi Ministry of Housing.

The Big 5 Saudi was officially inaugurated today by Ziad Al Bassam, Vice President of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The latest solutions and materials in construction from 400 international and local exhibitors will be on show until 8 March 2018 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events.

Including bathroom and kitchen fittings, smart city resources, steel and solar technology, the event also displays concrete & PMV equipment and material handling in an outdoor zone dedicated to heavy machinery and warehousing products.

Saudi Arabia’s Building Technology Stimulus Program has come on-board as Strategic Partner for the event. The fund is a dedicated initiative of the Saudi Ministry of Housing tasked to increase building technologies capacity in support of urban development goals in the Kingdom.

“The objective of exhibiting at The Big 5 Saudi is to promote the BTSF among key Developers, Contractors and Technology Providers. We want to encourage them to increase capacity using building technologies that can improve quality and reduce cost and time. By shifting housing construction from on-site to off-site we can create new job opportunities for skilled Saudi citizens in the construction industry, and encourage investors to set up local factories and boost local supply,” comments the General Director of Building Technology Program, Mr Mohammad Faisal Bin Moammar.

Looking forward, Mr Mohammad reveals that “upcoming enablers from the Program to develop the building technology ecosystem which will include the homebuilders platform, technology hub, as well as procurement and technical support for local factories.”

At the BTSF stand, visitors will have the chance to meet BTSF representatives one-on-one, hear from keynote speakers, and interact with visual features.

The event also offers 54 free-to-attend Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified workshops. The sessions are divided into themes across three theatres: General Construction, Project Management, and Sustainability, Architecture & Design.

The Big 5 Saudi is free-to-attend for trade professionals and over 18s only. Organized by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa and MICE Arabia, the event is co-located with Wood Tech & Design Expo Saudi 2018. The event is supported by Platinum Sponsor and Registration Sponsor - Al Bawani, Gold Sponsor – GROHE and AL YAMAMAH STEEL, and Strategic Partner – Building Technology Stimulus Fund.


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About The Big 5 Saudi

Saudi’s premier trade event for construction professionals

10 - 13 March 2019 - Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events

The Big 5 Saudi is one of the most important construction events in the Middle East.

Expected to attract 14,000+ visitors, the exhibition will bring 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 2019 displays the latest innovations across 9 dedicated product sectors: MEP Services, Building Interiors & Finishes, Construction Tools & Building Services, Building Envelope & Special Construction, Heavy Equipment, HVAC R Equipment, Smart City Technology, Solar Equipment, and Urban Design & Landscaping Equipment.

The event also offers 80+ CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified workshops, which are free to attend. Delivered by renowned industry experts, the educational sessions will focus on four themes: General Construction, Project Management, Sustainability, and Architecture & Design. 

The Big 5 Saudi 2019 is supported by Al Fouzan Trading & General Construction Co. (Gold Sponsor), Astrolabs (Entrepreneurship Partner),  The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), the Saudi Building Code National Committee (SBCNC), the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO), and the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce.

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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 across multiple platforms.

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 such as The Big 5 construction shows, ADIPEC and Gastech energy events. 

Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT,, one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.