BEAMA will host pavilion for Start-ups at The Big 5 in Dubai

04 Aug 2022

From December 5th to 8th this year, the Dubai World Trade Centre will be hosting The Big 5, the greatest international building and construction show. The Big 5 is the largest and most influential event for the construction industry with its global hub in Dubai acting as the gateway between East and West.

BEAMA will be running a pavilion at Start-up City at the Big 5 show in Dubai

The event will include a variety of offerings for visitors and exhibitors. These include the Digital Construction World, looking at the advances in digital technology and its impact on the construction industry, the FutureTech Construction Summit, embracing technological advances that will maximize efficiency and productivity, and the Start-up City, a platform for Start-ups and SMEs to take the spotlight in front of the shows visitors and put the products of the future on display.

BEAMA are running a pavilion for start-ups and SMEs at the show as part of the Start-up City, and are looking for companies to exhibit in pods on this stage. Each start-up undergoes a selection process to ensure Start-up City is the right fit for them, and this is carried out by completing the application form. The criteria to exhibit are as follow:


  • Are a proptech, infratech, energy or contech start-up
  • Are registered companies prior to the show dates
  • Have a minimum viable product
  • Are in development stage and up
  • A business or organisation with less than 250 employees and an annual turnover of between £83,000 and £5 million


Companies that meet these criteria can complete the application from below. There is a participation fee of £1900 per pod, and the closing date for applications will be Friday 26th August 2022.

The full package includes both a physical and online booth to maximise your networking reach, marketing support with online listings on the Big 5 website, mentoring and matchmaking meetings to make sure you make the right connections, and other exclusive opportunities from the Big 5 partners.

Start-up City Pitch Competition

All companies exhibiting at the Start-up City will have the opportunity to enter the highly regarded Start-up City Pitch Competition. The Pitch Competition will consist of a 3 minute presentation, followed by 3 minutes of Q&A from the expert judging panel, with the winning pitch taking the prize of a $25,000 bespoke marketing package from the Dubai Big 5 partners.

The final pitches will given in a theatre open to the public visitors, so will be an excelent opportunity to get your products in front of thousands of potential customers from arround the globe.

Why exhibit at the Big 5?

The Big 5 event in 2021 saw 7000 key buyers visit, with 2022 set to be even bigger.

This is your companies chance to capitalise on the full potential of the ever expanding smart buildings and construction market. The Big 5 event in 2022 is set to be the biggest yet, with key buyers from around the world set to visit in search of the next big technology.

Visitior registaration for the exhibition will be free, and the show will be running from December 5th to 8th at the Dubai World Trade Centre with an audience expected from all over the globe.

The Big 5 includes seven dedicated product sectors, and its stage alongside nine specialised events that tailor to niche audience requirements, thus catering to the entire construction life cycle. Today, The Big 5 is the largest and most influential portfolio of construction events across the Middle East and Africa, attracting over 100,000 participants, helping industry professionals excel with their projects and be ready for this new and very different era.