dmg events, an international exhibitions company, has announced that its Group Event Director for Construction, Andy White, has been promoted to Vice President for the Construction Division – Middle East & Asia. White joined dmg events in 2010 as the Event Director of The Big 5 in Dubai, the Middle East’s largest event for the construction industry and has been instrumental in its significant business growth.



White played a key role in the evolution of The Big 5 and the geo-cloning of the brand in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, India and Indonesia. A seasoned senior manager with more than 20 years of experience in organizing business-to-business (B2B) exhibitions, he has also successfully managed the launch of several focused events in the concrete, heavy machinery, stone, waste & recycling, commercial cleaning and facilities management sectors. White began his career with Blenheim Exhibitions in 1992 before moving into management roles with Miller Freeman, CMP, UBM, and Clarion Events where he organized events in the construction, interiors and financial markets.

Simon Mellor, President, dmg events, Middle East & Asia, said: “Andy has been a valuable asset to dmg events, bringing with him over two decades of international experience to provide unique insights on the region’s growing events market. Through his tremendous leadership and sharp business acumen, he has been responsible for the successful expansion of The Big 5 across the GCC and Asia. Andy’s promotion is a big leap towards the company’s ambitious expansion plans and its long-term agenda across the MENA and Asian territories.

“I am excited to lead dmg events in a broader capacity in my new role where we will continue to explore fresh markets to deliver real value for our exhibitors and sponsors. In addition, we will use

the strength and reputation of our leading brands to look for opportunities in new adjacent sectors to capitalize on the underlying opportunities ahead and ensure a bright future for the company,” concluded White.

dmg events Middle East & Asia also organizes trade events across the global energy, interior design and hospitality sectors.




About dmg events:


An international exhibition and publishing company, dmg events produces market-leading exhibitions and conferences for the global energy, construction, digital marketing, coatings, hospitality and interior industries, with events in the Middle East, America, Europe and Asia.

As a leading supplier of face-to-face business information, with a customer-centric focus that localizes operations and relationships, our objectives are to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant consumers to create vibrant marketplaces across multiple event platforms and communities.

Founded in 1989, dmg events has operated in the Middle East since 1995 and owns many leading brands such as The Big 5 construction events, ADIPEC the oil & gas exhibition and conference and INDEX the interior design exhibition. For more information visit

dmg events is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT,, an international portfolio of digital, information, media and events businesses.


About DMGT

 DMGT is an international business built on entrepreneurship and innovation bringing together leading companies and talented people to provide businesses and consumers with high-quality analysis & insight, information, news and entertainment.

Group revenues are split across our five operating businesses.

The B2B businesses are: 

  • Risk Management Solutions
  • dmg information
  • dmg events
  • Euromoney Institutional Investor *

The Consumer business, known as dmg media, comprises:

  • The Daily Mail and The Mail On Sunday
  • MailOnline
  • Metro
  • Evenbase (Jobsite & Jobrapido)
  • Wowcher
  • Zoopla Property Group* (Zoopla & Prime Location)

DMGT’s ambition is to provide the highest quality content and services, across the most attractive growth markets in innovative, responsible and sustainable ways, building on its track record of earnings and dividend growth.

*c51% share


Source: Orient Planet PR and Marketing Communications