His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, said the city has emerged as a platform for sustainability and innovation thanks to the array of events it hosts annually.
He was speaking at the opening of the 44th edition of Big 5 Global, the largest and most influential construction industry event across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, which runs until December 7 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
It has brought together construction industry stalwarts from across the world, including 2,200 exhibitors, and is set to attract 68,000 visitors from 150 countries.
Live demos, product launches and high-profile business opportunities remain at the heart of the event as sustainability takes centre stage.
Big 5 Global spans the whole gamut of activities of the construction industry across dedicated sectors and eight specialised events.
Sheikh Hamdan highlighted the importance of the exhibition at a time when the world is increasingly turning to advanced technologies for designing smart buildings with the implementation of environmental standards becoming a focal point for the industry.
He reaffirmed Dubai's commitment to advancing the key sector, reflecting its leadership across every sphere of development.
.@HamdanMohammed opens 44th Big 5 Global exhibition, the largest and most influential construction industry event across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. The event features the participation of 2,200 exhibitors and is set to attract 68,000 visitors from 150 countries.… pic.twitter.com/qdD82h9qnM— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) December 4, 2023