12th Edition of Big 5 Construct Saudi to return from 26 to 29 February 2024, with $1.12 billion potential business to be generated over the next 12 months
- Industry professionals connected with more than 820 exhibitors from 40 countries, including 12 country pavilions at 2023 edition
- The Big 5 Saudi exceeded expectations of exhibitors, visitors, and construction professionals at its 11th edition as companies sign $560.6 million worth of deals in 2023
- Product sectorization to take centre stage next year with steel fabrication, concrete, urban design and landscape, and construction technology
Riyadh, KSA, May 2023: Big 5 Construct Saudi will return to the Riyadh Front Exhibition and Conference Center from 26 to 29 February in 2024, after a successful conclusion of its 11th edition with more than 44,542 visitors attending the largest construction event in the Kingdom.
“The phenomenal 104% year-on-year increase in visitor attendance at Big 5 Construct Saudi 2023 is a testament to the event's unwavering commitment to delivering value to its stakeholders. This incredible achievement firmly positions Big 5 Construct Saudi as a leading player in the Saudi construction landscape,” said Muhammed Kazi, VP – Construction at dmg events.
Product sectorization will be a central element of the four-day show next year, with a focus on new sectors such as steel fabrication, concrete, urban design and landscape, technology, etc. The steel and concrete sectors will bring the latest advancements in materials and their applications in construction, while the urban design and landscape sectors will provide insights into the planning and execution of green and sustainable projects.
With technology driving the construction industry forward, the event will showcase the latest innovations, including artificial intelligence, automation, and digital construction solutions. Big 5 Construct Saudi will offer a holistic exhibition experience that covers all aspects of the construction industry, from design to completion, with the addition of these sectors.
“Big 5 Construct Saudi's focus on product sectorization in 2024 is a timely response to the evolving needs of the Saudi construction market with a project pipeline worth $1.6 trillion. By bringing together industry players from specific sectors, the event offers a valuable platform for networking, knowledge-sharing, and exploring new business opportunities. We believe that this targeted approach will help drive innovation and growth in the construction industry,” added Kazi.
The largest trade show in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will also return with its series of free-to-attend CPD-certified Industry Talks as well as specialized co-located events including HVAC R Expo, Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia, and FM Expo Saudi Arabia.
“The 6th edition of the HVAC R Expo promised to be yet another key event in the Saudi construction landscape. The HVAC R expo being organized along with The Big 5 Saudi event was once again instrumental in bringing key decision-makers and manufactures under one roof where state of the art solutions for Saudi market were presented to key contractors, distributors, end users and various other stakeholders. Our Carrier team welcomed industry professionals and the distinguished guests at our stand,” said Amr Elmasry, General Manager, Carrier Saudi Arabia.
Big 5 Construct Saudi: A resounding success
Bringing together the biggest names in the Kingdom’s construction market, Big 5 Construct Saudi featured over 820 local and international exhibitors from 40 countries, who collectively showcased latest products & services and technological innovation that cater to the entire construction value chain. Companies signed $560.6 million worth of deals at the show in 2023, with $1.12 billion generated in expected sales.
With its largest international presence to-date, the four-day show had 12 dedicated country pavilions demonstrating distinctive construction solutions from Austria, China, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Kuwait, Poland, Qatar, Spain, and Turkiye.
Saudi Arabia's PIF-backed ambitious gigaprojects including NEOM, Red Sea Global, Diriyah Company, Qiddiya, and ROSHN attended the show and engaged in various content programmes. The event provided an opportunity for these developments to collaborate with industry experts, suppliers, and investors to further advance their development plans.
“For Diriyah Gate, Big 5 Construct Saudi is important to attend. As a large scale company, we have to engage directly with the supply chain, whether it be large contractors, suppliers or distributors; Big 5 Construct Saudi plays a pivotal role in that engagement,” said David Watkins, Chief Delivery Officer, Diriyah Company.
A platform to connect, collaborate, and learn
Big 5 Construct Saudi became a knowledge sharing platform bringing together construction professionals from all verticals of the industry to benefit from the CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified talks and leadership and expert panel sessions.
The gigaprojects leadership panel featuring David Watkins, Chief of Delivery, Diriyah Company; Mark Graham, Executive Director, Technical Engineering, ROSHN; Katarina Uherova Hasbani, Partner and Global Director of Strategy and Advisory, AESG; and Fahad Al Balawi, Head of construction, AMAALA emphasized on the need for standardization of technical specifications and contracts in the Kingdom, digitalization of data management and process management systems as well as increased partnerships with local and international companies to benefit from the expertise of both.
The industry experts and leaders called for the implementation of master purchasing agreements to package work orders and organizing mentorship programmes for local talent in the Kingdom.
Another expert panel moderated by Darko Macura FCIOB, CEO, Al Kholi Group and featuring Rick Hopper FCIOB, Managing Director, Saudi Arabia, Mott MacDonald; John Duffy MCIOB, Project Director, Faithful+Gould; Rachael Jones MCIOB, Lead Transition Manager, JLL; and Norman Smith MCIOB, Director, Currie & Brown shared their perspectives on the latest trends and innovations, from AI and machine learning to advanced robotics and automation, as they discussed how technology could transform the construction landscape in the Kingdom.
“As the largest construction event in the Kingdom, Big 5 Construct Saudi continues to demonstrate the industry's resilience and determination to keep driving the country's growth on the sidelines of its ambitious pipeline of new, ongoing, and planned mega and giga projects in line with the Vision 2030 objectives. We are proud to be a part of this journey towards shaping the future of the Kingdom’s construction industry,” concluded Kazi.
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About Big 5 Construct Saudi
Big 5 Construct Saudi, the Kingdom’s largest construction event, returns to Riyadh showcasing an impressive expansion in size and scope. 28,000+ construction professionals and 750+ exhibitors from 40 countries are expected at the Riyadh Front Exhibition & Conference Center from 18 to 21 February 2023.
Co-located with specialty events HVAC R Expo Saudi, Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia, and FM Expo Saudi, the exhibition covers 8 product sectors: Building Envelope & Special Construction, Building Interiors & Finishes, Construction Technologies & Innovations, Building Materials & Tools, Solar & MEP Services, Offsite & Modular Construction, Plant Machinery & Vehicles, and Building Security & Access Control. In its 11th edition, The Big 5 Saudi will also bring to the Kingdom the inaugural editions of the Windows, Doors & Facades and Saudi Glass events, providing visitors in Saudi Arabia with unparalleled access to leading brands in these fields.
Offering a diverse array of innovative products, cutting-edge technology, and valuable industry insights, Big 5 Construct Saudi is a must-attend event for construction industry professionals. For more information visit www.big5constructsaudi.com.
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