• The Big 5 awarded Best Trade Exhibition Over 10,000m2 Gross
  • Windows, Doors & Façades Event awarded Best Trade Exhibition Under 10,000m2 Gross

dmg events Middle East, Asia and Africa, a leading international exhibitions company, has seen two of its specialist trade exhibitions, The Big 5 and Windows, Doors & Façades Event, claim victory at the Middle East Event Awards 2017.

Held at the Festival Arena in Dubai on May 18, the glittering award ceremony saw The Big 5, Middle East’s largest and most influential event for the construction industry grab the award for Best Trade Exhibition Over 10,000m2 Gross, while Windows, Door & Façades Event was awarded Best Trade Exhibition Under 10,000m2 Gross. Up against tough competition, including other dmg events’ exhibitions, the two Dubai-based shows beat expectations in areas such as visitor numbers, exhibition sales and marketing innovation, creating an outstanding event experience.

“The Middle East Event Awards 2017 celebrate the greatest achievements of the region’s events’ industry. This award is a fantastic recognition for the teams that worked so hard to deliver great events for our exhibitors and visitors,” said Matt Denton, the President of dmg events. “The success of both The Big 5 and Windows, Doors & Façades Event is a brilliant reward for the work we’ve done to take our events from being more than just exhibitions, evolving them into crucial focal points for industry that give people the chance to network, build their knowledge and do meaningful business.”

The Middle East Event Awards is part of the seventh edition of the Middle East Event Show that recognises companies and individuals from the events industry for their exemplary efforts through 25 categories. dmg events had four exhibitions shortlisted across two categories: HVAC Expo Saudi and Windows, Doors & Facades Event were shortlisted in the Best Trade Exhibition Under 10,000m2 Gross category, while The Big 5 Dubai 2016 and The Egypt Petroleum Show 2017 made the cut in the Best Trade Exhibition Over 10,000m2 Gross category.

“Being shortlisted in these categories was a great honour and one we are delighted to have achieved,” said Denton. “The award is further motivation for the talented staff at dmg events to continue with their exceptional efforts in organising highly successful and popular events that contribute to the development of regional business and trade. We will continue to seek detailed feedback from our visitors and exhibitors, listening to the needs of our market through focus groups, so we can continue to produce the best possible events.”

Showcasing 360-degree building solutions, The Big 5 2017 will run from 26 to 29 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Last year’s edition of the event was the largest to date, attracting over 78,869 participants and 2,586 exhibiting companies from 59 countries. In 2017, on its 38th edition, The Big 5 will introduce a new dedicated area for the HVAC-R sector, and the first edition of the co-located Big 5 Solar, a brand new platform dedicated to solar solutions for the construction industry.

The second edition of Windows, Doors & Façades Event will run from 25 to 27 September 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. After a successful launch that attracted over 5,500 visitors in 2016, the event is the region’s only dedicated platform for global consultants, manufacturers and distributors of window, door and facade products to network and do business in one place, at one time.

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Jessica Scopacasa Public Relations Manager, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa
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About Windows, Doors and Facades Event

24 - 26 September 2019, Dubai World Trade Centre

Windows Doors & Facades Event (WDF) is the largest dedicated platform for the windows, doors and facades industry in the Middle East. An unmissable platform for windows, doors and facades industry suppliers, manufacturers, buyers and decision makers, the event is expected host over 150 exhibitors from around the world.

Organised by dmg events, the fourth edition of WDF gathered over 120 exhibiting companies from around the globe, attracting more than 6,600 visitors. Free educational seminars and the Middle East Facades Summit complemented the event, which showcased the latest and most innovative technologies, products and solutions for the regional windows, doors & facades industry.

In 2019, Windows, Doors & Facades Event will be co-located with Gulf Glass, the largest glass event in the Middle East. 

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 through face-to-face events.

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 in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit

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.