Leads For Contractors by Dr. Karl Ruegg

Leaders in Infrastructure Development Gather in Dubai for one Week only

Posted by Dr. Karl Ruegg on March 20, 2018

Over 300 exhibitors from all over the world join The Big 5 Heavy launch edition form date at location.
International heavyweights in construction machinery will be in Dubai for one week only at The Big 5 Heavy next week, which will run from 26 – 28 March 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

With over 300 exhibitors from 30 countries including the biggest brands in the world in its launch edition, The Big 5 Heavy will provide a unique showcase of machinery for heavy construction and infrastructure industries.

With 22,902 active projects in the GCC alone, valued at a total USD 2.4 trillion, International attention towards The Big 5 Heavy in Dubai reflects the promise and opportunity afforded to professionals by thriving construction activity in the UAE and the GCC region as a whole.

With a ‘Made in Germany’ pavilion of over 1,000m2 on the floor, European interest in the region will be prominent – other exhibiting companies from Europe include UK, Italy, Spain, France and many more.

Support also comes from the West with The American Concrete Institute set to update visitors on the latest concrete codes and standards in a series of workshops across two days.

Liebherr will join CIFA in showcasing concrete pumps at the event, alongside the event’s official Lubricant Sponsor, Caltex, exhibiting their premium range of lubricants for heavy machinery.

The world’s largest construction machinery manufacturer Caterpillar (represented by Al Bahar) will exhibit alongside Hitachi and Raimondi who will both showcase a variety of new cranes.

“The UAE is a progressively growing hub and this attracts more people, businesses, investors, activities, exhibitions, world expos, and tourists. Obviously this creates huge demand for services, infrastructure and all related construction projects,” says Ali Kassem, Regional Sales Manager for German Exhibitor Liebherr.

Event director for The Big 5 Heavy, Richard Pavitt comments – “The GCC infrastructure expansion continues at a breathless pace despite recent headwinds and The Big 5 Heavy is bringing all the major buyers and manufacturers together.”

He adds, “Whether you are a contractor looking to buy machinery or a project manager seeking the tools to keep you in control, we invite you to The Big 5 Heavy next week. The show is set to be a mega event and we expect huge deals to be deliberated and sealed onsite.”

In addition, a packed agenda of 40+ free to attend workshops designed to assist construction professionals in their jobs offer attendees CPD (Continued Professional Development) certified points.

The workshop programme will cover leading industry topics such as project management, mining & quarrying and foundation and geotechnical sessions, providing visitors with the latest in their field.

The Big 5 Heavy is free to attend and will feature a ‘Grill & Chill’ refreshments area where visitors and exhibitors can network. This will run from 10AM to 6PM daily at The Dubai World Trade Centre.

Sponsors and partners supporting The Big 5 Heavy 2018 include Caltex (Lubricant Sponsor), the Deep Foundations Institute (Geotech Knowledge Partner), Total Foundations Solutions (Geotechnical Sponsor), Deewan (Concrete Equipment Sponsor), Hard Precast (Precast Sponsor), and Stevin Rock (Mining & Quarrying Sponsor).

The Big 5 Heavy is organized by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, and a part of The Big 5 portfolio of events that includes the largest construction event in the Middle East.

To know more about The Big 5 Heavy 2018, visit http://www.thebig5heavy.com

How to Add your HVAC Business to Apple Maps – HVAC Marketing Ideas

Posted by Dr. Karl Ruegg on March 19, 2018

Add Your HVAC Business to Apple Maps – Step by Step Guide

Here’s the information you’re going to need:

Apple Logon
Apple ID:
Apple Password:

Other Information

Language Preference:
Business Name:
Street Name & Number:
Phone Number:
Primary Category: Home Services > Heating & Air Conditioning/HVAC
Alternative Category #1: Home Services
Alternative Category #2: N/A
Accept Apple Pay (Yes/No):
Postal Code:

Hours Of Operation:

Website URL:
Facebook URL:
Twitter URL:
Yelp URL:

Please Follow the Steps Below to Add your HVAC Business to Apple Maps

1) Go to and enter your Apple ID and Password. If you don’t have an Apple ID then select “Create one”.

2) You will be prompted for a language selection. Select your language preference. Click “Done”.

3) You’ll reach a page that will allow you to add your business. Click on “Add My Business”.

4) On the Terms of Use page, you will have to click the radio button “I have read and agree to these terms of use” then click the “Agree” button.

5) You will be prompted for the Business Name & City. Once entered, click on the “Search” button. If your location is found click on it to select. Otherwise, click on “Add new place”.

6) You will be taken to a page where you will need to fill in the requested business information. For “Place Status”, select “This place is open” and for Categories, Phone Number, and Apple Pay please use your HVAC business information and click “Next” when done. Use “Home Services > Heating & Air Conditioning/HVAC” as your primary category and “Home Services” as the “Alternative Category #1”.

7) You will then be prompted to verify the business information with the phone number provided. Click “Verify Later” if you don’t have direct access to that phone number or click Call me now to receive a call where you will receive a verification number that will have to be typed in. Once you’ve entered the code provided click on “Done”.

8) Next, you will be prompted to fill in your HVAC businesses location information. You can first select Not Listed and then fill in the location fields Full street address, Unit Type, Unit Number, City, PostalCode, State/Province and then click “Next”.

9) You should then be prompted to drop the pin on the location of your entrance. If you are unsure, leave the pin where it originally populates itself and then click “Next”.

10) Enter your HVAC businesses Hours of Operation and click “Next”.

11) Enter your addresses for your HVAC Businesses Homepage, Facebook, Yelp, Twitter and click “Next”.

12) You will then click the “Submit for review” button to complete the listing!

Congratulations, you’ve just added your HVAC business to Apple Maps!

Week of Events to Explore the Future of the Auto Aftermarket and Vehicle Insurance in China

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Week of Events to Explore the Future of the Auto Aftermarket and Vehicle Insurance in China

As China cements its position as the world’s largest auto market, and the average age of vehicles in circulation continues to increase, the auto aftermarket in China is expected to expand dramatically. Currently, the Chinese aftermarket only accounts for 30% of auto industry profits, below norms of 65% established in mature markets, indicating the potential for growth in the coming years. At the same time, the vehicle insurance sector has undergone profound change, as new technologies such as autonomous vehicles, telematics, and ADAS, offer new possibilities for product development, and threaten the viability of traditional auto insurance models.

Following up on the promising market conditions detailed, Duxes Auto Aftermarket Week will take place on June 12-15 in Shanghai, consisting of three summits, the 3rd China Auto Aftermarket Summit 2018 on June 12-13, 8th China Remanufacturing Summit 2018 on June 12th, and 7th China Vehicle Insurance Summit 2018 on June 14-15. This slate of events will bring together leaders in the field, drawn from automotive enterprises, insurance companies, parts suppliers, e-commerce platforms, government agencies, non-profit associations and research institutions, to discuss the prospects of the auto aftermarket, and vehicle insurance in China, detailing the effects of new government policies, technological innovation, the e-commerce boom, and other important developments.

Speakers and panelists will give prominent voice to latest market conditions for the auto aftermarket and remanufacturing in China, with detailed testimony on regulations governing import and export for core parts, bonded repair, the impact of the latest automotive sales reform, in addition to analysis of the role of OEMs, dealers, suppliers, insurers, and other service providers in the auto aftermarket. The vehicle insurance summit will emphasize innovation to extended warranty, claims settlement, sales, and business models, wrought by cutting-edge technologies and e-commerce.

Duxes Auto Aftermarket Week 2018 will pick up where last year’s summit left off, continuing organizer Duxes’ decade of engagement with the automotive industry in China. Professionals working in the automotive and insurance industries, as well as in related fields, are invited to attend.

For further information, please contact:
Ms. Katie Wang
Tel.: +86 21 5258 8005 Ext. 8084
E-mail: katie.wang@duxes.cn
Website: http://www.duxes-events.com/autoseries

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