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Dubai construction expo to feature Brazilians

The Arab Brazilian Chamber will have a stand featuring five companies from Brazil at The Big 5 trade show from November 26 to 29 in the United Arab Emirates.



São Paulo – The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce will have a stand at The Big 5, the Middle East’s leading civil construction industry exhibition, set to run from November 26 to 29 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the United Arab Emirates.

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Dubai: a booming construction industry

The Chamber’s stand will span 36 sqm, featuring five of its member companies: sanitaryware maker Deca, ceramics maker Angelgress, gates manufacturer PPA, pipes and fittings maker Tigre and construction equipment manufacturer Scanmetal.

The Big 5 will feature over 2,500 exhibitors from 59 countries, with visitors from 142 countries expected to attend. The expo will be divided into sectors including Building Interiors and Finishes, Vuilding Envelope & Special Construction, Construction Tools & Building Materials, Construction Technology & Innovation, and MEP Services.

Arab Brazilian Chamber president Rubens Hannun notes that the organization has been going to the trade show since 2003, and that the Arab market requires continuous relationships such as this. In addition to making its presence felt, the Chamber also hopes to spot business opportunities for the Brazilian enterprises.

“The Big 5 is now giving rise to spinoff trade shows, because this is a very important market,” Hannun said, in a reference to exhibitions such as the Middle East Stone Fair. The Big 5 is currently in its 38th edition.

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Brazil was represented at The Big 5 last year

Hannun also brings up projects underway and in the pipeline across the Gulf that could mean opportunities for Brazilian companies. He names Expo 2020, the world exhibition set to happen in Dubai three years from now, works for which are already underway, as well as plans for a futuristic city in Saudi Arabia at a cost of USD 500 billion.

“And The Big 5 welcomes not only buyers from Arab countries, but ones from a bigger radius as well,” he says. The trade show is frequented by scores of importers from Asia, Africa and even Europe. “It is important for Brazil to be there,” said Hannun.

Arab Brazilian Chamber business executive Rafael Solimeo, who’ll be at the expo, points out that the Brazilian exhibitors are all world-class enterprises. “These are companies offering quality product, and they’re setting their sights on construction projects in the Gulf,” says Solimeo, noting that new projects are coming up all the time in the region. Hannun and the Arab Chamber’s special projects advisor Tamer Mansour are also expected to attend The Big 5.

Quick facts

The Big 5
November 26 to 29, 2017, 11am to 7pm
Dubai World Trade Centre - Dubai – UAE
Find out more: https://www.thebig5.ae/

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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