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Business & Money | Sunday 25 February, 2024 10:21 am |
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International companies from 47 countries to capitalize on lucrative opportunities at Big 5 Construct Saudi

Driven by Vision 2030, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is undergoing rapid transformation to place the nation at the forefront of countries globally. Supporting the country’s ambitious plans, Big 5 Construct Saudi, returning for its 12th edition from 26-29 February 2024 at the Riyadh Front Exhibition & Conference Centre, unifies the full spectrum of the construction value chain for four days of business making, networking and knowledge sharing. 

“As the largest construction industry event in the country, Big 5 Construct Saudi connects local and international construction companies to empower new ways of collaboration, project innovation and using the latest in construction techniques and technology,” said Muhammed Kazi, Vice President – Construction at dmg events. “The coming together of more than 1,300 exhibitors from 47 countries at the event responds to the Kingdom’s growing demand for products and solutions to deliver multi-billion-dollar worth of mega and giga projects.” 

Held under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail, the Minister of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing in Saudi Arabia, Big 5 Construct Saudi enables local and international construction stakeholders to explore and take advantage of the attractive and exponential opportunities within the Kingdom’s construction landscape. 

 

Local companies demonstrate distinctive solutions

At Big 5 Construct Saudi leaders from the nation’s construction space showcase industry excellence as well as innovative and progressive products and services. These include Masdar, distributor of all kinds of building materials and tools including steel, timber, insulation, plumbing, electrical, hardware and chemicals & fasteners; Saudi Diesel Equipment Company, one of the largest dealers & distributors of construction equipment featuring international brands such as DOOSAN, EVERDIGM, MONTABERT and PENGPU; NAFFCO, leading producers and suppliers of safety solutions; Al Ajllan, a company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and fabrication of a wide range of tensile structures.

 

International expertise transforms the industry 

With 17 country pavilions, four of which are new this year, Big 5 Construct Saudi showcases unique construction solutions from Egypt, India, Jordan, Kuwait, Spain, Türkiye, Qatar, Portugal, Greece, US, Canada and South Korea, among others. “The fully sold-out event brings together the best of what each country has to offer in terms of construction products, services and expertise,” added Kazi.

 

Leading international players exhibiting this year include, FEMAS, manufacturer and distributor of gas and electrical kitchen appliances; Jordan Pioneer, a renowned name in the construction and supply of prefabricated modular buildings and provider of prefabricated steel solutions; Giatec, a provider of smart testing technologies and real-time collection and analysis of concrete data from production and delivery to placement; and Colle, a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of machines and equipment for the production of concrete products. 

 

One of the prominent international exhibitors and the Diamond Sponsor of Windows, Doors & Facades Event Saudi, co-located with Big 5 Construct Saudi is Schüco International, a leading supplier of high-quality window, door and façade systems. Commenting on their participation at the event, Ammar H. Alul, CEO, RHQ of Schüco International (MENA) said: “As the Saudi construction market switches into high gear at a scale never seen before, the needs and benefits of early communication amongst the stakeholders exponentially rise. Windows, Doors & Facades Event Saudi helps these efforts like nowhere else. Schüco is proud to continue its uninterrupted top-level involvement with the event in support of the industry and KSA’s Vision 2030.”  

 

CPD-certified industry talks

At Big 5 Construct Saudi construction leaders, innovators, architects, project and facilities management practitioners, technologists as well as subject matter experts and innovators, will share insights on the Kingdom’s progress in shaping a more environmentally conscious construction industry at Big 5 Talks. Attendees will benefit from 60 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified educational panels and discussions and get a chance to earn CPD points. 

The talks provide insightful takeaways under nine streams: concrete, sustainability, decarbonization, HVAC R, architecture & design, facilities management, project management, digital construction and codes & standards. Some of the prominent speakers include Alfonso Senatore, Senior Vice President and Head of Sustainability, Sports Boulevard Foundation; Tomasz Wozny, General Manager KSA, Foster + Partners; Faiyad Peterson, Country Director – KSA, Cundall and Benjamin Breen, Global Director of Construction, Interim Managing Director, MENA, Project Management Institute. 

Big 5 Construct Saudi is free to attend for industry professionals. Visitor registrations are open at www.big5constructsaudi.com.

 

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