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19-21 MARCH 2012 Oman International Exhibition Centre


The Organizer

POST-SHOW REPORT OVERVIEW 2012 The BIG Show 2012 was successfully held from March 19 to 21, 2012 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre. The highlights of the event are: 

A Global Showcase of over 150 companies, local and international, represented by over 20 countries, and four country pavilions.

First-time participation of a German pavilion in Oman for any event and the largest country pavilion to date.

Supporting Government Bodies included the Ministry of Housing, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE), Omani Products, Association of the German Trade Fair Industry, Association of Steel and Metal Processing Industry, and Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation.

A two-day International Conference with the theme “Building Sustainability for Oman’s Building and Construction Industry”.

Inaugurated by Muscat Governor and Minister of State His Excellency H.E. Sayyid Saud bin Hilal bin Hamad al Busaidi.



19 – 21 March 2012



Oman International Exhibition Centre

Exhibition Hours


3:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Event Type


Trade Show



Gross Exhibit Area


12,000 square meters

Total Net Indoor Exhibition Space


3,102 square meters

Total Net Outdoor Exhibition Space


234 square meters

Net Area Rented National Exhibitors


2,171 square meters

Net Area Rented Foreign Exhibitors


1,165 square meters

Launching Year



POST-SHOW REPORT ABOUT THE BIG SHOW The BIG (Builders International Gathering) Show was launched as “Interiors & Buildex” Exhibition in 1996 and was first held in 2003. It was established to serve the requirements of the Oman’s building and construction industry. In 2009, it was recognized and certified as a UFIapproved event. In 2010, it was rebranded The BIG Show as part of Omanexpo’s corporate and event brand development initiatives to further strengthen its image and market positioning. As the biggest event in Oman for the building and construction industry, The BIG Show is visited by thousands of industry professionals who are on the lookout for the latest products and equipment in the market as well as new suppliers of building materials for their projects. The annual exhibition provides a platform for local and international companies to take advantage of major opportunities in the industry. Since 2011, a conference has been added to increase the value of the event.

Exhibition Profile: A showcase of the latest types of building and construction materials Air-Conditioning Systems

Doors and Windows

PVC Building Materials

Electrical Products

Electronic Equipment

Roofing Materials

Bathroom Fittings

Electrical Products

Sanitary Wares

Building Materials

Fiberglass Products

Security Systems

Flooring Materials

Fire Prevention Products

Sofas and Furniture

Heat Control Films

Hardware Products

Steel and Metal Products

Ceramics and Tiles

Heavy Equipment

Wall Panels and Partitions

Home Décor /Furnishings

Kitchen Equipment

Wood Products

Concrete & Cement Products

Lighting Fixtures

Rock Drilling Tools

Construction Vehicles

Marble and Stone Products

Maintenance Supplies

Curtains and Bedding

Paint Products

Decorative Panels

Pipes and Plumbing

POST-SHOW REPORT Exhibitors     

Total Number: 154 Countries represented: 14 International Exhibitors: 75 National Exhibitors: 79 Pavilions: Germany, Jordan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Countries Represented:     

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Bahrain Belgium China Germany Jordan

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Kuwait Malta Malaysia Netherlands Oman

Spain Syria Turkey UAE

Visitor Profile: All professionals in the building and construction industry 


Project Managers


Property Developers


Property Managers


Property Owners


Purchasing Managers


Real Estate Agents


Retailers and Suppliers

Interior Designers

Site Managers


Visitors: 7,370 Number of national visitors: 6,715 Number of foreign visitors:


POST-SHOW REPORT THE CONFERENCE (March 19-20, 2012) “Building Sustainability for Oman’s Building & Construction Industry”

A conference was organized for the second time, which focused on current issues such as constructing buildings using green and sustainable technologies, green building practices, and coastal evolution in Oman.

POST-SHOW REPORT TESTIMONIALS “The BIG Show organized this year can be said to be the best one. We wish the organizers the best of luck. We are always here to extend our support.” Shankar Shetty Senior Sales & Marketing Manager Oman Concrete Products LLC, Oman

“The show was excellently organized and I am happy about the services provided by the organizers. We got quite a good response from the visitors who attended. We will definitely consider exhibiting in the next BIG Show.” Mirza Imran Director Unique Scaffolding,UAE

“The show was excellent. A good number of trade visitors were interested in our products and we signed some deals.” Paulson C. Sales Manager KIMMCO, UAE

“The overall organization of the show was very good. I was able to speak with a good number of visitors who visited our stand.” Meridyen International Fair, Turkey

“The BIG Show was nicely organised. We will be participating again next year.” V. Gurusankar Marketing Manager Gulf Mining Materials Co., Oman

“The response to our stand was good—mostly inquiries about our products and services. The show hours were just right. We will be exhibiting again in the next edition.” Faustino Costa Export Manager Herborner Pumps, Germany


Ministry of Housing

Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Official Logistics Partner

Official Hotels

Visitor Badge Sponsor

Official Radio Stations

VIP Lounge Sponsor

Official Daily Newspapers

Media Partners Official International Publication

Official International Construction Magazines

Construction Intelligence Partner


10th International Exhibition of Building Materials, Heavy and Construction Equipment 18-20 March 2013 Oman International Exhibition Center Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

About the Organizer

Omanexpo is one of the region’s leading organizers of high-profile, highly targeted business and trade exhibitions and conferences aimed at establishing and maintaining business relations, and generating new businesses. It operates on the belief that it has a major role to play in delivering the demands of industries by serving as an effective business platform for new products, technologies, and services, and by bridging the gap between buyers and suppliers. The company’s main objective is to be a relationship catalyst: identifying, targeting, and matching the needs of buyers and suppliers. On a larger scale, it believes that it plays a more significant role as movers of the sultanate’s industries and as representatives of the exhibitions sector by organizing and introducing events that will promote Oman as an ideal destination for business, trade and tourism. Its events have been specially developed to support the continued growth of various types of industries that include: Automotive, Building and Construction, Food, Health and Medical, Hotel and Hospitality, and Oil and Gas. For more information, please visit


Contact Details: Head Office: 1st Floor, SABCO Building, Wattayah Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Tel: (+968) 24660124 | Fax: (+968) 24660125/126 Email: Website: Regional Office: Office No. 203, 2nd Floor, Grosvernor Commercial Tower Sheikh Zayed Road, P.O. Box 80674 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Tel: (+9714) 32777733 | Fax: (+9714) 3277744 Email:

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