Experts forecast urban greening and landscaping to hit GCC markets

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show 2017 (25-27 September, Dubai World Trade Centre) to offer broad education agenda addressing industry signifiers towards GCC urban greening and landscaping opportunities.

The thriving construction market in Dubai is set to drive huge demand for outdoor specific design and build projects, making calls for more authentic public spaces. The latest GCC Hotels & Leisure Market industry report prepared by Ventures ONSITE, for the Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show, pronounces an explicit change in lifestyle where people will prefer to spend more time outdoors.

Mega event Dubai Expo 2020 is a leading prospect going forward, providing investors with huge urban greening and landscaping specific opportunities.

With new landscaping projects implementing change in the outdoor construction sector, open communication and education towards the construction industry’s current position, products and services is paramount for investors looking to stay ahead.

The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show 2017, running from 25-27 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre, will provide 13 CPD (Continued Professional Development) certified complimentary workshops delivered by industry experts, sharing the latest knowledge in the evolving outdoor, landscaping and urban planning industry.
During the three days of the show, products and services will be displayed in four main sectors; landscaping, outdoor design & build, water technology & management, and infrastructure & urban development.

Portfolio Director, Josine Heijmans, promises that The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show will provide keen GCC investors with a “platform to do business, network, and get the latest technological information and industry insight”.

The 13 workshops will address a wealth of insightful topics; as well as the growth of the UAE’s landscaping sector and upkeep programmes for natural facilities, project management, quantity surveying, and VAT consideration for investors will also be covered.

Some of the biggest industry names in the landscape and urban design sector will speak at the workshops such as Group Design Director for Cracknell, Robert Shakespeare. He will tackle the topic of public lives in cities and the role landscape architects and urban designers play in creating the optimum environment for them.

Cracknell is one of the leading landscape planners worldwide, winning awards closer to home for ‘Best Commercial Landscape Architecture, Arabia’ by the International Property Awards, and ‘Best Company in the field of Landscape Design’ by the Dubai government.

Principle Landscape Architect for SSH, Boris Fabinski, will also be at the event. He will be providing powerful keynotes on how to design parks, playgrounds and sports activities within the existing public realm of Dubai.
Covering the huge undertaking of Master Planning in Tourism, Entertainment & Retail districts, will be Vice President of Design DXB Entertainments, Mornè Fourie. Looking into the master planning brief for Dubai Parks and Resorts, as well as the design and construction process there, Fourie will provide insight into the components of outdoor design and build within mega projects.

The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show is organized by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, and is co-located with the FM EXPO, Windows, Doors & Facades Event and Gulf Glass.

To Download the full GCC Hotels & Leisure Market report go to

To find out more about The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show go to


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