Backed by the National Construction Authority and Kenya Investment Authority, and co-located with the Annual Construction Research Conference and Exhibition (ACoRCE), The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2016 is set to bring over 200 exhibitors to the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) in November.
Announced by the Kenyan Government in April 2016, Kenya’s first National Construction Week will open a brand new chapter in the development of the East African construction industry. From 2 – 4 November, 2016, the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) in Nairobi will host The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2016 exhibition along with the National Construction Authority’s Second Annual Construction Research Conference and Exhibition (ACoRCE 2016), respectively the National Construction Week’s official exhibition and conference.
Backed by the National Construction Authority (NCA) and Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest), The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2016 is set to bring to Kenya over 200 companies with their innovative products, and more than three decades of experience in the organization of successful exhibitions around the globe.
Today, The Big 5 is in fact the largest, most influential and renowned portfolio of construction industry events spanning the Middle East, India, South East Asia and Africa. Organised by dmg events Middle East, Asia and Africa with its network of more than 300,000 suppliers and buyers of construction products from 120 countries, The Big 5 focuses on the specific needs of the construction industries of the countries where it takes place, enjoying support from both national and international institutions.
The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2016 will be no exception. Beyond being endorsed by the National Construction Authority (NCA) and Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest), the show is supported by local government bodies and prominent associations including the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, the Housing & Urban development, Ministry of Lands & Physical Planning, the Institute of Clerks of Works, the National Commission of Science, Technology and Innovation, the Town and Country Planners Association of Kenya (TCPAK), the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK), the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK), the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (IQSK), the Jomo Kenyatta University of Architecture and Technology, and the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis.
According to Daniel O. Manduku, Executive Director of the National Construction Authority, “The time and resources invested in this partnership between the NCA and The Big 5 Construct East Africa will propel the Annual Construction Research Conference and Exhibition to greater heights, becoming the reference point in construction matters in the country”.
The event in November is expected to be the central meeting place for global manufacturers and decision-makers to network and do business in Kenya and the broader East African region. Arch. Manduku added: “The NCA is glad to have on board a world renowned exhibitions partner like The Big 5 Construct East Africa, which will bring to the local industry a wealth of knowledge and experience in construction materials and technologies”.
Ashley Roberts, Event Director at dmg events confirmed: “The Big 5 Construct East Africa was launched to be at the forefront of the spectacular growth of East African construction market. With the governmental support of the National Construction Authority and Kenya Investment Authority, the show will offer thousands of innovative products, networking opportunities, live demonstrations and an extensive educational programme. We are proud to be the only official exhibition of the National Construction Week, an initiative launched by the Kenyan government in 2016.”
The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2016 will feature country pavilions of construction heavyweights such as Turkey, Italy, Germany and Greece, bringing together international, never-before-seen, innovative solutions to the local industry. Aware of the opportunities offered by The Big 5 events, Dubai-based National Paints Factories will take part to The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2016 with its new range of decorative finishes, named Expressions. Ali Amin Ismail Export Sales Representative at National Paints commented: “We believe that The Big 5 Construct Africa will be the perfect gateway to explore the opportunities offered by the local market, and an excellent platform to promote our new products and services in Africa.”
Since 2010, dmg events Middle East, Asia and Africa has placed an increasing emphasis on certified education within The Big 5 shows in the form of conferences, seminars and workshops to support continued professional development among audiences. Following this successful scheme, The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2016 will feature the “How to trade in Kenya seminar”, a free-to-attend class where experienced professionals will speak on the do’s and don’ts of setting up and operating successfully in Kenya. Moreover, participants will be able to attend for free 15+ CPD certified workshops delivered by industry specialists, sharing cutting-edge insights based on real world experience.
Focused on promoting the long term growth and development of the Kenyan construction industry, the National Construction Week, The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2016 and the National Construction Authority’s ACoRCE 2016 are an unmissable event for construction professionals and serious buyers representing every facet of the industry.
To know more about The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2016, visit www.TheBig5ConstructEastAfrica.com
Information on the National Construction Authority’s Second Annual Construction Research Conference and Exhibition (ACoRCE 2016) can be found at acorce.nca.go.ke.