The Big 5, our annual trade event connecting the global construction community in Dubai, is moving dates from 23-26 November 2020 and will be held next on 12-15 September 2021, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The new dates also apply to the specialized events that are held alongside The Big 5 - The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, Middle East Stone, The Big 5 Solar, and the Urban Design & Landscape Expo.
It was not an easy decision to take, but we believe it is the best for the construction players we proudly connect and have served since 1979. Over the past weeks, we made it our priority to listen to our exhibitors, visitors, and other key stakeholders. We understand how crucial a successful trade event is for your business, and how challenging planning ahead can be in such uncertain times.
With Dubai moving the 2020 World Expo to October 2021, the next edition of The Big 5 will come at a time in which Dubai is expected to enter an exciting new growth phase as it prepares to present an amazing showcase and a 21st-century city to the world. It will come at a time when we expect travel to be much easier and for economies to re-enter growth phases.
The new dateline will be a significant distance away from the current restrictions and will allow both exhibitors and visitors to enjoy the total Big 5 scale, nature and event experience, therefore offering a positive opportunity for you to re-engage with old and new customers in a pleasant and highly productive environment. Businesses can now plan ahead with great certainty to the benefit of the whole supply chain.
Meanwhile, The Big 5 will continue pursuing its mission to connect and empower construction players across the globe and will do so in innovative ways. We are excited to announce that a Digital Festival of Construction will take place in November this year, assisting the industry through these challenging times. More information on this will follow soon.
We apologize for any inconvenience this move may cause. We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to our exhibitors, visitors, sponsors, speakers, and partners for their continued support, and we look forward to meeting you all on 12-15 September 2021.
We look forward to meeting you on 12 - 15 September 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.