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Business & Money | Wednesday 14 February, 2024 12:29 pm |

Big 5 Construct Saudi, under the patronage of the Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing in the Kingdom, shapes the future of construction

Held under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Majid Abdullah Al-Hogail, the Minister of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing in Saudi Arabia, the 12th edition of Big 5 Construct Saudi, the largest construction event to be ever held in the Kingdom, organized by dmg events, is gearing up to welcome visitors from 26 to 29 February 2024 at the Riyadh Front Exhibition & Conference Center.


Aligned with the goals of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia has successfully launched nearly $1.25 trillion worth of real estate and infrastructure projects since 2016 (Source: Knight Frank). Big 5 Construct Saudi, which brings together companies from around the world to support the country's ambitious transformation, is strongly positioned to further bolster the construction industry's robust growth outlook.


This year, Big 5 Construct Saudi features the International Contracting Conference (ICC) organized by Saudi Contractors Authority (SCA) and dmg events, the leading international events organizer in the Kingdom. 


Commenting on the partnership, Abdulmajid AlRashoudi, Governor of SCA, says: "Hosting the International Contracting Conference at Big 5 Construct Saudi symbolizes our dedication to highlighting the opportunities, discussing the challenges and facilitating dialogues to further boost the contracting sector in the Kingdom. By bringing together leading local and international contracting minds at the two-day conference, we are not only shaping the future of Saudi Arabia's construction landscape but also strengthening our position as an enabler of advancements in the contracting sector.”


Muhammed Kazi, Vice President – Construction at dmg events, says: "Once again, we embark on a remarkable partnership with the SCA, this time to host the International Contracting Conference at Big 5 Construct Saudi, which brings together the entire construction value chain. Serving as a catalyst for the sector's future advancement, ICC will showcase global contracting experts aiming to propel the industry forward at Big 5 Construct Saudi, where groundbreaking ideas, innovative technologies and unparalleled expertise converge.”


Strategic discussions to take the spotlight at ICC


In its 4th edition, the International Contracting Conference (ICC) gathers the top contractors and international contracting experts in the Kingdom for two days of insightful dialogues and discussions focusing on topics such as urban construction, smart cities, sustainability and advanced building techniques. The conference features over 25 speakers in 12 insightful sessions. 


Across two days of high-level discussions, the conference welcomes a panel of speakers, including Guilherme Jacobucci, Executive Director, WSP, to share a detailed analysis and understanding of the current state of the construction industry and provide valuable insights into the challenges, opportunities and key factors shaping the contracting landscape in the Kingdom. 


Jad Ibrahim, Vice President of Support Services, Shade Corporation, highlights the evolving landscape of workforce management in the contracting sector. At a time when Saudi Arabia continues to exhibit the strongest Construction Activity Index both regionally and globally, according to the Global Construction Monitor report by RICS, the need to drive recruitment, training and retention of the skilled workforce is crucial to the operational success of the mega and giga construction projects pipeline. 


Also joining the lineup of speakers is Alfonso Senatore, Senior Vice President and Head of Sustainability, Sports Boulevard Foundation, who will shed some light on contractors’ Role in achieving Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 for sustainability. 


Big 5 Construct Saudi represents full construction value chain 


Taking place from 26-29 February 2024, at the Riyadh Front Exhibition & Convention Centre, Big 5 Construct Saudi attracts 55,000+ attendees and 1,300+ local and international exhibitors from 47 countries showcasing 20,000+ products. 

Co-located with four specialized events HVAC R Expo Saudi, FM Expo Saudi, Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia and Windows, Doors & Facades Event Saudi, the exhibition covers 14 product sectors. These include building envelope & construction, building interiors & finishes, building materials & tools, building security & access control, intelligent buildings, offsite & modular construction, kitchen & bathroom, plant machinery & vehicles, and solar & MEP, in addition to the new sectors launched this year, such as concrete, construction technologies, paints, steel and urban design & landscape. 


Big 5 Construct Saudi is free to attend for industry professionals. Visitor registrations are open at www.big5constructsaudi.com.




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