The Big 5 Construct Egypt Brings Free, Certified Learning and High-Profile Speakers to Construction Industry Professionals

40+ industry experts to host in depth sessions on hot topics related to the Egyptian construction industry from 18 to 21 September, at the Egypt International Exhibition Centre

Cairo, 26 July, 2018: dmg events, a leading international exhibitions company based in Dubai, UAE today announced the educational workshop agenda for construction professionals at the first edition of The Big 5 Construct Egypt. The event, set to take place at the Egypt International Exhibition Centre (EIEC) on 18th – 21st of September 2018, is free to attend.

The Big 5 comes at a time when Egypt is witnessing a construction boom with more than US$335 billion in active projects. With mega projects in the pipeline, Egypt is fast becoming a lucrative construction and real estate hotspot.

The event also incorporates a mission to educate construction industry professionals, as audiences including architects, engineers, consultants, developers and contractors will find numerous ways to advance their knowledge at 40 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified workshops that will run parallel to The Big 5 Construct Egypt exhibition.

CPD ensures that courses provided adhere to the highest educational standards and international benchmarks of quality and learning.  Participants at The Big 5 Construct Egypt will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of each workshop session, at no cost.

The workshops will address a wide range of salient topics including new policies and reforms, future trends and technologies, BIM and project management, sustainability and technology, architecture and design, contract and facilities management, building envelope and special construction as well as urban development and the public realm. The main focus will be on analyzing and evaluating new policies affecting the industry and ongoing or enacted reforms that will have a significant impact, as well as provide project management best practice examples and guidelines, to ensure optimum outcomes for smaller and more large-scale constructions.

Egyptian as well as international industry experts and opinion leaders will be presenting the workshops. The impressive lineup of speakers includes Nihal El Megharbel, Urban policies, Legislations and Governance Program Manager, UN-HABITAT, Egypt; Dalia Sadany, Founding Chairman of Dalia Sadany Dezines; Yasser AlBeltagy, Chairman, Yasser AlBeltagy Architects (YBA); Moustafa El Sayed, Chairman & Managing Director, EGEC; Salah Omar Omran, BIM Manager, Turner International KSA; Ahmed Salman, Architecture Section Head, Pinnacle Construction Projects; and Tamer Shafik, Business Development Director, Orascom Construction.

Shafik, who will be hosting a session titled “The Importance of Project Management in Construction”, said: “The Big 5 Construct Egypt is exactly the type of event we need in Egypt at the moment.

“Given the construction boom Egypt is witnessing today, this event is a chance for professional participants to familiarize themselves with the latest advances in project management, its different stages, key components and its importance in building a project from the ground up into its final form using the latest global standards. The industry is evolving at a very rapid pace and The Big 5 Construct Egypt is the ideal place to showcase its latest developments and findings.”

Hosting a session titled “Assessing the Success of Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS): Egypt Vision 2030”, Nihal El Megharbel, Urban policies, Legislations and Governance Program Manager, UN-HABITAT said of The Big 5 Egypt’s educational agenda: “With the Egyptian government’s sustainable development strategy in full swing, I cannot think of a better forum and gathering of some of Egypt and the world’s best industry minds to present the Egypt Vision 2030, and the positive impact the new United Nations’ Partnership Development Framework (UNPDF) will have on Egypt’s SDS.

“This forum is a great opportunity to discuss sustainable construction methods and technologies required for a sustainable future. The Big 5 Construct Egypt is a very exciting milestone in Egypt’s path forward towards a more prosperous economy.”

Josine Heijmans, Portfolio Director at dmg events, commented: “Excitement is growing in Egypt for the launch of our international building show, which is set to provide a wealth of business, networking and learning opportunities.

“Announcing our outstanding lineup of both local and international speakers for the launch edition of The Big 5 Construct Egypt makes us extremely proud. Prominent experts, decision makers and renowned opinion leaders will share their knowledge and expertise at 40 workshops during the show. We look forward to offering all construction professionals in Egypt inspiring seminars, free CPD-certified education and a new platform to move the industry forward.”

The Big 5 Construct Egypt is the latest addition to The Big 5, the largest, most influential and renowned portfolio of construction industry events spanning the Middle East, Asia, North and East Africa.

At its launch edition in Cairo, the exhibition will offer 360-degree solutions for the Egyptian built environment, connecting industry experts, buyers and manufacturers of construction products from all over the world.

The Big 5 Construct Egypt is supported by the Egyptian Federation for Construction and Building Contractors (EFCBC) and the African Federation for Construction Contractors Associations (AFCCA). Some of the largest industry players have partnered up with the event, including the international Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the Saudi-based Al Bawani Company, the Egyptian companies Sphinx Glass, Ezzsteel, Kandil Steel and Al Sherif Group.

The Big 5 Construct Egypt will feature 15 country pavilions, including Germany, Italy and Spain. Greece has also secured a prominent space, becoming the official country partner for the launch edition of the event.

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About The Big 5 Construct Egypt

22 - 24 September 2019, Egypt International Exhibition Center


Organised by dmg events, The Big 5 Construct Egypt is the most influential and renowned construction industry event in Egypt. 

The event offers 360-degree solutions for the Egyptian built environment, connecting industry experts, buyers and manufacturers of construction products from all over the world.

With more than 300 exhibitors from over 30 countries, the event also features eight dedicated product sectors and a wide educational agenda comprising of free to attend and CPD-certified workshops.

In 2019, over 240 companies brought hundreds of innovative products to Egypt’s booming construction market. Some 11,000 construction industry professionals attended the event, which also offered 56 CPD certified free-to-attend workshops.


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