The Big 5 Construct Kenya event has kicked off at Sarit Expo Centre in Nairobi.
The sixth edition of the event that seeks to support development of the country’s major projects, the ongoing and upcoming ones, was opened on Wednesday and will run to November 10.
The opening session was followed up with a ribbon cutting ceremony that was led by the Italian Trade Agency Nairobi Director, Giuseppe Manenti, Director of Howard Aidevo Consulting Ltd Rose Kananu, Nikolista Pantazopoulou of Honorary Consul of Greece in Kenya, Senior Vice President at dmg events(organizers of Big 5) Ben Greenish, and other construction industry representatives from Kenya.
“As we open this year’s Big 5 Construct Kenya, we’re looking forward to providing an opportunity for 8,000 buyers to connect with exhibitors and access the latest construction materials, equipment and services to support the supply chain and boost project efficiency. The event showcases cutting-edge technologies and sustainable practices, enabling construction professionals in Kenya to easily incorporate these solutions into their ongoing projects to improve performance,” said Greenish.
The event is bringing together 150 local and international exhibitors and over 8,000 professionals in the construction industry, including; contractors, consultants, developers and project owners, engineers, architects and interior designers as well as manufacturers and distributors to build the future of construction in Kenya, buy products, explore business opportunities and network with the industry.
Among the 8000 individuals gracing the event are decision makers and buyers who are associated with the country’s major construction projects such as five mega dams created in Kenya, the two-lane Nairobi-Mombasa Highway being converted into a dual carriageway along with the LAPSSET Corridor Program, which is Eastern Africa’s largest and most ambitious infrastructure project.
The event will also cover eight product sectors including building interiors & finishes, concrete, building materials & tools, building services, HVAC R, solar & urban design landscape, MEP services and digital construction.
Kenyan exhibitors that will be showcasing local expertise include Chryso Eastern Africa that will present chemical solutions that help create sustainable building materials. Alamdar Trading will present power tools by CAT while Universal Engineering Systems will showcase expertise in mechanical ventilation by Daikin. Another exhibitor is Ejot Fixing Solutions East Africa that will present advanced fastening technology and a broad range of innovative fastening elements as Nairobi-headquartered Antarc brings furniture, floor and wall solutions.
International companies such as Franna from Australia will presents pick and carry cranes, while Buzon from Belgium will exhibit its recyclable terrace pedestals. China’s Dong Xing Chemical Group presents a wide range of construction and coatings products. Egypt’s AlexForm showcases latest steel fabrication and sandwich panels; and Delta Sand Bricks presents Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) products.
Türkiye’s Kıraç Galvaniz showcases expertise in steel construction and solar energy systems. Germany’s Bauer exhibits its construction & machinery manufacturing expertise. Other renowned brands such as Franna, Masa, Bauer, Dar Al-Handasah, Mapei, ELEMATIC, TOPWERK and Raimondi Cranes, also headline the event
“This year’s gathering will unify the industry to foster and bolster local and international connections and partnerships that will facilitate further growth of the Kenyan construction sector,” Greenish added.