Nairobi will hosting the Big 5 Construction Kenya 6th edition, that will be held for three days from November 8 to November 10, 2023.
The event, that will go down at Sarit Center Expo, seeks to unite 150 exhibitors with over 8,000 professionals in the construction industry, ‘to buy products, explore business opportunities and network with the industry.’
The targeted product sectors include building interiors & finishes, concrete, building materials & tools, building services, HVAC R, solar & urban design landscape, MEP services and digital construction.
The event also seeks to capitalise Kenya’s $6.65 billion growth outlook as Kenya looks forward to being more prosperous by 2030.
Professionals who will grace the event include contractors, consultants, developers and project owners, engineers, architects and interior designers as well as manufacturers and distributors, who are working towards building the future of Kenya’s construction. Those aged under 18 are however are the only ones that will not allowed to attend.
“The construction sector in Kenya continues to grow driven by factors such as urbanization, population growth and the need for improved infrastructure development. Big 5 Construct Kenya provides visitors the opportunity to source high quality products, services and technologies spanning the entire construction value chain and supporting the growth prospects. This event also plays a pivotal role in helping exhibitors launch new products, generate sales, build brand awareness, interact with distributors & suppliers and gain competitive insight in the market,” Ben Greenish, Senior Vice President – Construction at dmg events said.
Key speakers at the Big 5 Construction Kenya event will include; Chairperson of the Kenya Green Building Society, Azman Bhanji, CEO of Africa Logistics Properties Richard Hough,Managing Director of AAD Tech Mayank Bhargava and CEO & ESG Lead at the Kenya Green Building Society Nasra Nanda.
Latvia, Slovenia, Djibouti, Romania, Poland, Lebanon and the USA are among the first time partricipants of the construction expo while countries like Saudi Arabia, Finland, India, Australia, South Africa, South Korea, Tunisia, the UK, China, Italy, Türkiye, Greece, Germany, Egypt, the UAE among others, are returning participants.
Kenyan companies like Chryso Eastern Africa and Antarc will be showcasing their products, cement and concrete and office furniture and flooring solutions respectively.
Framecad from South Africa, a new exhibitor this year, will showcase cold-formed steel equipment and software, while Superb Flooring Systems’ machinery brings top quality concrete floor preparation and polished concrete applications.
Dimas Solar from Greece will present the latest in solar solutions as Interplast brings plastic pipes and fittings for water supply, heating and sewerage systems.
Indian companies have also not been left out as they will be showcasing a variety of their products.
“We look forward to building the bridges that connect the local construction value chain with international stakeholders, to create opportunities, showcase products, services, innovative solutions and excellence to advance Kenya’s construction industry,” Greenish added.