OVER 13,000 PARTICIPANTS AT INTERNATIONAL EXPO MARK RECORD SUPPORT FOR KENYA CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

OVER 13,000 PARTICIPANTS AT INTERNATIONAL EXPO MARK RECORD SUPPORT FOR KENYA CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

  • National Construction Week welcomed over 13,000 participants from Kenya and around the world to attend featured events International Construction Research Conference and Exhibition (ICoRCE) and The Big 5 Construct East Africa.

Over 13,000 participants flocked to the Kenyatta International Convention Centre eager to play a role in boosting the local construction sector. The week brought together two major events, the International Construction Research Conference and Exhibition (ICoRCE) and The Big 5 Construct East Africa.

Set to promote and uplift the construction industry, the two events form the National Construction Week. The flagship conference of the week, ICoRCE is organized by the National Construction Authority, and official exhibition The Big 5 Construct East Africa is organized by dmg events.

Prof. Paul Maringa, PS State Department of Public Works opened the events. He remarked on the conference: “Research is the cornerstone of development, and this forum is a stepping stone towards propelling our country to the top 50 in the World Ease of Doing Business Index, and attaining the Big Four Agenda.”
Speaking on the legal research conducted throughout the conference, Kennedy Ogeto, Solicitor General added: “It is our collective responsibility to ensure that we develop an efficient legal framework to assure quality in the construction industry.”
Opening of at The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2018 and ICoRCE 2018
Opening of at The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2018 and ICoRCE 2018
Hon. William Kabogo, Former Kiambu County Governor and proprietor Iguta Paradise Homes remarked on The Big 5 Construct East Africa: “Products on display at the international expo were extremely rich in both variety and quality.”
He added: “The show is really important for the industry – Kenyans usually have to travel far for these kinds of products but now we have them at home. The event really is bringing the world to Nairobi.”
Business at The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2018
Business at The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2018

At its second edition, The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2018 welcomed over 220 exhibitors from around world to KICC. Representing 33 countries, exhibitors at the event came prepared to work with local companies in support of the Nation’s building boom.

His Excellency Nikolaos Terens Spencer Quick, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece, commented on the side-lines of the exhibition: “I am very much impressed with what The Big 5 Construct East Africa is doing here and it very much shows the capabilities of the economy here in Kenya. Today we have agreed to continue our business mission to improve our relations and to establish better corporation with your country and with your businesses.”
With over 13,000 participants, Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Economic Affairs at Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Nairobi, Michael Derus said: “In the three years that I have been in Nairobi, this event had by far the greatest attendance at an opening I have ever seen. The German exhibitors are very impressed with the interest from visitors, and I am happy to learn that the quality of their products as well as the after sales and maintenance services on offer are some of the main criteria in Kenya.”
Opening day at The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2018
Opening day at The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2018

Exhibitors were pleased with this year’s show as a whole with some closing deals and key partnerships. Greek exhibitor Thermic LTD drew up a deal with local based company GreenTech Solutions LTD, and look forward to signing an exclusive distribution agreement following the event.

Exports Manager at Thermic LTD, Alkis Metzalis said: “With new laws making it mandatory for homes with more than three bedrooms to install solar water heaters, the market for our product in Kenya is thriving.”
He adds, “Because of this we are delighted to be at The Big 5 Construct East Africa and to have the opportunity to work closer with Kenyan companies.”

Organised by dmg events, The Big 5 Construct East Africa will return next year from 7-9 November 2019.

To see what people have been saying, check out #Big5ConstructEA

To know more about The Big 5 Construct East Africa, visit www.thebig5constructeastafrica.com

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Elisha Dessurne Public Relations Executive at dmg events

 

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About The Big 5 Construct East Africa

7 - 9 November 2018 at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Kenya

10:00 - 18:00 Daily

Organised by dmg events, The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2018 is the official exhibition of Kenya’s National Construction Week and East Africa's premier construction event. Running alongside the International Construction Research Conference and Exhibition organised by National Construction Authority, the event is part of The Big 5, the largest, most influential and renowned portfolio of construction industry exhibitions spanning the Middle East, India and South East Asia. On its launch edition in Kenya in 2016, The Big 5 Construct East Africa welcomed over 7,000 participants and hosted more than150 exhibitors from 20 countries, showcasing the latest and most innovative construction solutions from across the globe.  

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About dmg events

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business across multiple platforms.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year.  The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry leading events such as The Big 5 construction shows, ADIPEC and Gastech energy events.

Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.com), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.