Posted on September 23, 2019

His Excellency Mr Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari the Minister of Commerce and Industry opened The Big 5 Construct Qatar in Doha. Organised by dmg events Doha, and now in its second edition, the show runs at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) from 23-25 September 2019.

Loubna Aghzafi, Country Manager at event organiser dmg events Doha, says: “We are extremely proud to open The Big 5 Construct Qatar. We continue to witness a keen interest from international players looking to do business in Qatar’s construction sector and we are honored to offer them access to local stakeholders who can support their growth in the country.”

A dedicated platform where international and regional construction players can meet face-to-face, do business and learn in Doha, The Big 5 Construct Qatar hosts 150 exhibitors from 20 countries and runs over 40 free and certified education sessions this week. To further promote the unique opportunity that Qatar has to offer to international business visitors, The Big 5 Construct Qatar along with the Qatar National Tourism Council features a Hosted Buyers Program and International Media Tour throughout the event – bringing global business visitors even closer to local prospects.

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Andrew Gardner-Mitchell, Chair of the CIOB Hub Committees for Qatar and the MENA Region, and speaker at the event, comments on the inviting Qatari market: “Not only is Qatar delivering some of the world’s most innovative and signature projects, but the State is also developing its processes for efficient delivery and maintenance of sustainable construction and infrastructure. “Construction professionals joining the industry in Qatar can expect to have a voice and influence over the country’s exciting journey to construction excellence.”

Product offering at The Big 5 Construct Qatar covers the entire building cycle across seven dedicated sectors including: MEP Services; Building Interiors & Finishes; Building Envelope & Special Construction; Construction Tools & Building Materials; Construction Technologies & Innovations; Concrete; and Plant Machinery and Vehicles. AI Tech Lab W.I.L.L exhibits within the Construction Technologies & Innovation sector in the 2019 edition. Chairman Abdulaziz Alsubaiey says: “The Big 5 Construct Qatar is one of the biggest events to take place in Qatar in regards to the construction industry. There is no doubt it is the perfect platform to launch our exciting and innovative construction development app.”

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More than just an exhibition, the 40+ free education sessions curated by industry thought leaders at the event allow visiting professionals to keep up to date with what’s new in the sector. Sessions run across themes including Project Management, Architecture and Design, General Construction, Sustainability and the hugely popular final day talks on BIM and Women in Construction. Speaker at the event, Dr. Hossam Samir Ibrahim, Urban & Regional Planning Consultant, Ministry of Municipality and Environment says: “Free education at The Big 5 Construct Qatar is hugely beneficial for construction professionals looking to advance their career. This style of education provides deep learning in the construction career field and is recognized by employers for real job relevance.”

The Big 5 Construct Qatar runs from 23-25 September 2019 (from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily) at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, Halls 1 & 2, and is backed by the Qatar National Tourism Council (Strategic Partner), Qatar Free Zones Authority (Official Free Zone Sponsor), Al Darwish (Lanyard Sponsor), Al-Adekhar (Urban Landscape Sponsor) and FUSO (Transportation Sponsor).

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