THE BIG 5 CONSTRUCT EGYPT APPOINTS ADVISORY BOARD AHEAD OF 3RD EDITION OF CONSTRUCTION EVENT
Senior stakeholders and leading experts from Egypt’s construction industry convene to advise event organisers on the opportunities and market developments to help shape new features for the 2020 edition of the show
Egypt’s Deputy Minister from the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Eng. Khaled Abbas attends first advisory board meeting on the 16th February in Cairo
The Big 5 Construct Egypt has announced the formation of its new advisory board as it prepares to return for the third edition from 22 – 24 September 2020 at Egypt International Exhibition Center in Cairo. Held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr Moustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the country’s most significant construction event provides a professional platform to foster industry best practices, business and investment opportunities in Egypt and North Africa.
The announcement comes off the back of the first advisory board meeting which took place on 16 February 2020 in Cairo. The strategic high-level meeting was attended by Eng. Khaled Abbas, Deputy Minister from the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities in Egypt, and other government officials and senior construction industry professionals, and offered a platform for the board to share its feedback about the market and how the 2020 edition The Big 5 Construct Egypt can further benefit the Egyptian construction industry.
Commenting on the benefit of the advisory board meeting, board member Dr Ahmed Azim Youssef, Managing Director, Dar Al Handasah, said:
“The Big 5 Construct Egypt advisory board meeting was a golden opportunity to meet with stakeholders and key personnel of the construction industry and, we at Dar Al Handasa are more than happy to support the event and send our engineers to be acquainted with the most up to date materials and technologies in the construction industry.”
Giving a 360-degree view of the Egyptian construction industry, product and service sectors on display at The Big 5 Construct Egypt include MEP, PMV, building envelope and special construction, building interiors and finishes, as well as construction technology, tools and building materials, to name a few.
More than just an exhibition, the event also offers a broad education agenda featuring free-to-attend and CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified workshops, which will cover the industry’s most groundbreaking innovations and techniques.
Muhammed Kazi, Vice President (Construction Division) at dmg events, said:
“We are excited with our coming event The Big 5 Construct Egypt at a time when the country is experiencing unprecedented opportunities in the building, construction and infrastructure sector with well over UD$300 billion of known, planned and un-awarded projects.”
He added: “Furthermore, we are dedicated to ensuring that we enable our exhibitors and visitors to secure maximum opportunities in the country by creating an event that best serves the local and international market. As a result of the advisory board’s suggestions, I am pleased to announce that we have already introduced new value-added features to the event.”
New features for the 2020 edition include a VIP Hosted Buyers Programme bringing professionals with real purchasing power from Africa, a strategic high-level conference covering the latest trends and innovation in the construction industry, industry Awards celebrating construction excellence, and the Women in Construction sessions and awards celebrating diversity in the construction industry.
Board member Ahmed Abdul Hamid Abdul Salam, Chairman, Chamber of Commerce for Building Materials, said:
“The building materials industry in Egypt is considered one of the biggest industries in the Middle East with huge production capabilities, whether it is cement, marble, ceramics, insulation materials, pipes and glass. The Big 5 Construct Egypt is the perfect opportunity to fulfill supply and demand in the field of building materials.”
Board member Feras Al-Hamidi, General Manager, Export Promotions, Saudi Export Development Authority, also added:
“The Big 5 Construct Egypt is an excellent opportunity to increase commercial exchange between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. We are very focused on increasing Saudi exports of construction materials to Egypt and this will not be achieved without the existence of industry events such as The Big 5 Construct.”
Co-organised by dmg events and ACG ITF, the 2020 edition of The Big 5 Construct Egypt is set to support 280 local and international exhibitors from 24 countries in boosting business and showcasing thousands of building solutions and products. Heavyweights already on board include the likes of Zamil Industries, NEISCO, WATEX, RedSea Pipes, Ahram Security Group, Comex, Helious and more.
The 2020 advisory board members include Eng. Khaled Abbas, Deputy Minister from the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities; Dr Ahmed Azim Youssef, Managing Director, Dar Al Handasah; Feras AlHumidi, Director General, Saudi Export Development Authority; Dr Mohamed Youssef, Executive Board Member, Arab Contractors; Eng Mohamed Badr, Founder & Chief Designer, MB Designs; Mr Mohamed Khodeir, Founder & Managing Partner, Khodeir & Partners; Gen. Ashraf M Fatteen, Chief Projects Officer, Administrative Capital for Urban Development; Tarek Kashwaa, Head of Minister’s Technical Office for Strategies and Policies, Ministry of Trade and Industry; Ayman Adel, General Staff of War, El Galala; Eng Ahmed Abdolhamid, Chairman, Chamber of Building Material; Eng. Sherif Abou Taleb, CEO, Starlight Developments; Mr. Hossam El Sallab, CEO, Royal Ceramica; Dr. Tamer Erfan, Deputy Managing Director, Al Ahly Real Estate & Development; Dr Ashraf Afify, Chairman, Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality; Dr. Mohamed El Mikawi, CEO, City Edge Developments; Eng Ali Abdel Kader, CEO, Egy-Mar; and Abdelaziz Elsherif, Head of Export Development Authority.