- New strategic features, The Big 5 Egypt Leadership Conference and The Big 5 Egypt Impact Awards, will support development and innovation in the sector.
- The construction sector remains a bright spot for the Egyptian economy with a pipeline of known and un-awarded projects worth $354.8 billion in the country.
Cairo, 7 June 2021 - In a press conference held at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, leading international events organiser, dmg events, announced that The Big 5 Construct Egypt will return from 26 to 29 June, at the Cairo International Convention Centre (CICC), to facilitate business opportunities in Egypt’s growing construction project market.
It was revealed at the press conference that Egypt is the third largest construction market in the MENA region, and that activity remains a bright spot for the Egyptian economy with a pipeline of known and un-awarded projects worth $354.8 billion in the country*.
Opening the press conference, Eng. Khaled Abbas, Deputy Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities for National Projects said: “We are pleased to welcome The Big 5 Construct back to Egypt, because this is a testament to the strength and opportunities in the construction sector. Through this event, we anticipate a lot of knowledge sharing and best practices in the latest technologies and equipment. Our aim is to utilize the best of these to support in the efficient and cost-effective implementation of Egypt's ambitious construction and development projects."
Present at the press conference was Eng. Khaled Abbas, Deputy Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities for National Projects, Matt Denton, President, dmg events, Mohamed El Dahshoury, CEO, Hassan Allam Construction (HAC), Heike Harmgart, Managing Director, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Region, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Mohamed Tarek, Area Managing Director of North Africa for Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC).
Matt Denton, President at organiser dmg events, began the conference by sharing the message that powerful face-to-face connections between industry stakeholders will be significant for the sector’s sustained development, reinforcing that “It is more important than ever for us to offer a safe environment for the community to come together where they can boost business activities, rebuild partnerships, and apply lessons learnt to future projects all in one place.
“To that end, in addition to offering vital trading opportunities this year, The Big 5 Construct Egypt will launch new high-level features focused on strategic industry development and innovation, making it an unmissable business event for the construction sector in the wake of Covid-19 disruption.”
Now in its third edition, the event will launch The Big 5 Egypt Impact Awards, designed to recognise the businesses and people driving innovation in Egypt's industry, in addition to The Big 5 Egypt Leadership Conference, a highly anticipated three-day event scheduled to gather regional Ministers and international leadersto explore the construction sector’s future contribution toward economic growth and diversification in Egypt.
Set to speak at The Big 5 Egypt Leadership Conference, leading economist and Managing Director, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Region, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Heike Harmgart said: “The Big 5 Egypt Leadership Conference is a great opportunity for policy makers, financial institutions and investors to discuss the priorities for Egypt and to promote sustainable green infrastructure and construction sectors.”
Beyond the conference, the event also offers free-to-attend CPD certified talks across several critical themes, presenting a unique opportunity for visitors to stay up to date on trends in the sector while gaining continuing professional development points for their professional record.
To complement industry-defining features at the event, The Big 5 Construct Egypt will gather hundreds of leading brands from more than 15 countries such as Canada, Germany, Greece, Russia, Italy, UAE and Saudi Arabia to name but a few. Heavyweights signed up to exhibit include the likes of Hassan Allam Holding, Orascom Construction, El Soadaa, ASGC, Hanimex, Al Zamil, Al Ahram, Wellbond, Al Amal and more.
Speaking on the upcoming exhibition, Mohamed El Dahshoury, CEO, Hassan Allam Construction (HAC) said: “The Big 5 Construct Egypt represents a great place for business leaders to discuss, sign agreements and present investment opportunities, at a time when infrastructure projects play a decisive role in the economic recovery, not only in Egypt but around the world.”
Over 85 years history, Hassan Allam Holding as played a key role in building strategic and national projects for the Egyptian state, including water, energy and infrastructure projects; thus, making Hassan Allam Holding one of the biggest construction companies globally.
The Big 5 Construct Egypt exhibition is free to attend and will run from 26 – 29 at the Cairo International Convention Centre (CICC). The event is supported by Strategic Partner- Hassan Allam Holding, Platinum Partner- Orascom Construction, Construction Partner- The Arab Contractors, Banking Partner- Banque du Caire, Gold Sponsors- ABB, CRC Dorra and Samcrete, Silver Sponsor- Keller, Stone Sponsor- Gremic, Supporting Association- The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Research Partner - ABiQ, and VIP Lounge Partner - Hanimex.
*Market figures credit to The Big 5 Construct Egypt in partnership with MEED Projects: