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S African coatings event well attended

By: Halima Frost     10th June 2022 This year’s Coatings for Africa 2022 conference, organised by global events organiser DMG Events, was held at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Gauteng, from May 4 to 6. The event was hosted by multinational coatings industry representatives The Coatings Group and supported by industry bodies... 

Ghanaian Vice President Bawumia to speak at this year’s Wampex

By: Darren Parker     24th May 2022 Ghanaian Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia will be speaking at the upcoming West African Mining and Power Exhibition (Wampex) at the Accra International Convention Centre, Ghana, which will take place from June 1 to 3. “Looking towards the future of mining in West Africa and across the... 

Tom Quinn

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     6th May 2022 This week we profile Tom Quinn, head of content for the Mining Indaba, Africa Oil Week and Green Energy Africa at Hyve Group, one of the world’s largest providers of industry conferences and exhibitions 

The Big 5 wins ‘Best Digital Event’ at Middle East event awards for special 2020 edition

7th April 2021 The event connected global construction players from 127 countries on a purpose-built platform powered by an AI-based matchmaking software. The Big 5 Digital Festival has been awarded ‘Best Digital Event’ at the Middle East Event Awards 2021. Held virtually in 2020 as a special edition, The Big 5... 

The Big 5 Digital Festival successfully connects the construction community in 2020

30th November 2020 The Big 5 will return in 2021 as the first live, in-person global event for the construction industry. 

News from the Big 5 Digital Festival- Day 1

23rd November 2020 The Big 5 Digital Festival, the leading online event for the global construction community, officially launched today. Running until November 26, the event gathers thousands of industry professionals from around the world, including representatives from over 500 construction brands, and more than... 

Construction industry’s ‘next normal’ to emerge at the Big 5 Digital Festival

16th November 2020 On 23-26 November, 120+ expert speakers, 500+ global brands, and thousands of industry professionals to take decisive actions for the future of the world economy’s largest ecosystem. As the world is preparing for the next normal, so does construction. Today, construction leaders are tasked with... 

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin SAEED Al Maktoum Inaugurates The Big 5 2019

25th November 2019 The show welcomes an expected 68,000+ participants on its 40th anniversary The Big 5 2019 kicks off with six specialised events providing solutions across the full construction value chain The first ‘Voice of the Construction Industry Report’ is launched during the high-level CEO Forum   His... 

The Big 5 To Support The Women’s Empowerment Principles In 2019

6th November 2019 On November 27, the second edition of The Big 5’s Women in Construction Forum & Awards will host an official Certificate Ceremony for the companies willing to sign the WEPs. Brian Johnson, Managing Partner at Godwin Austen Johnson, and Hind Al Owais, Vice President- International Participants at... 

Growth in SA construction sector expected

24th May 2019 Since the highs last experienced just before the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the construction sector in South Africa and on the continent has yet to see an industry boom. South Africa experienced a technical recession in the first and second quarters of this year. Coupled with 2018’s economic... 

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