Big 5 Construct Kenya 2019 sees surge in Middle East exhibitors including new country pavilions from Kuwait and Egypt
The Big 5 Construct Kenya 2019 expo to be held on 5-7 November at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre has announced new country pavilions from Kuwait and Egypt, raising the total number of country pavilions to 12.
The exhibition, now in its third edition and held under the patronage of the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works, will host 12 international country pavilions including Greece, Belgium, China, and Italy.
Muhammed Kazi, Portfolio Director at organiser dmg events, said: “There are a total 75 companies from the Middle East gearing up to participate at The Big 5 Construct Kenya this November. Out of these 75, an impressive 80% are exhibiting for the first time, reflecting a growing interest from the Middle East in Kenya’s construction sector."
“Investing in African markets has played a huge role in recent Middle East countries’ efforts to advance their strategies of economic diversification and reduce their reliance on oil. Furthermore, the ability of the Middle East region to execute large-scale infrastructure projects is appealing to rapidly-developing African states,” he added.
Extended commitment from Kuwait and Egypt governments at the event comes alongside returning UAE and Qatar country pavilions.
Hammad AlZubi, Manager of Promotion and Export Opportunities at Public Authority of Industry (Kuwait), said: “Kenya is gaining importance as a logistic center for all those who want to enter the African market and the landlocked countries in Central Africa through the ports of Kenya.”
Dr. Abdul Aziz Sherif, chairman of export development authority (EDA) - Egypt, said: “Egypt has taken the direction towards Africa to cover its needs of goods and products from African markets, believing, therefore, in the importance of inter-African cooperation in favor of African business. The Big 5 Construct Kenya is considered one of the most important fairs in East Africa in the field of construction and is the ideal platform to meet buyers for Egyptian products.”
Ensuring that the entire building cycle is represented, exhibitors at the event display the latest building innovations and solutions across five product sectors: Building Interiors, Building Materials & Tools, Building Services, HVAC-R, and Concrete & PMV.
The Big 5 Construct Kenya is the official exhibition of Kenya’s National Construction Week, an initiative of the Government of Kenya, and is backed by the National Construction Authority, Official Government Partner to the event. The event offers local industry professionals a platform where they can meet and do business with the worldwide construction community as well as giving the opportunity to update their professional skills.