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Midlands Engine - Market Visit to ‘The Big 5’, Dubai

The Midlands Engine initiative aims to boost economic growth across the region through enhanced trade and investment. This is your chance to meet thousands of key buyers at the largest construction event in the Middle East.

About the event

The Big 5 has been attracting construction experts from all over the world for the last 36 years. As the construction market has boomed, so have the opportunities for both visitors and exhibitors at the largest and most established construction event in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Why you should attend The Big 5

In 2015, around 110,000 visitors registered their attendance at the Big 5, where over 3000 companies exhibited from 67 countries.

By joining the Midlands Engine Group to Big 5 2016, you will be able to visit the show and participate in one to one meetings with buyers and market experts, organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT) both at the show and during a visit to Abu Dhabi. You will also have the opportunity to take part in the additional activity arranged by DIT, including a networking reception and the many seminars taking place at the show itself.

Event date:
21 - 24 November 2016

Register your interest:
This is an ideal opportunity both to develop your business and to see what your competitors are doing in the Middle East. So why not register your interest today, commitment-free, and we will contact you with more information in due course. visit:

For any other enquiries, contact the Department for International Trade (formerly UKTI) East Midlands on 0345 052 4001.

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