His Excellency Mr Mohammed bin Abdullah Rumaihi, Minister of Municipality inaugurated The Big 5 Qatar launch edition today. Organised by dmg events Doha, the first edition of the show will run at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre (DECC) from 24-26 September 2018.
Speaking on the launch event, Country Manager Rawad Sleem said:
“We are extremely proud to launch The Big 5 Qatar today. We have seen a keen interest from international players looking to do business in Qatar’s construction sector and we are honored to offer them access to local suppliers who can support their growth in the country.”
“There are over 240 exhibitors from 21 international and local countries here at Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre today displaying the latest building technologies, solutions and innovations, ready to support the ambitious plans of Qatar’s built environment.”
International Pavilions include Turkey, Italy, India, China, Iran and Kuwait amongst others. Mr. Youssef A. Wazni, Senior Sales Manager at Thyssenkrupp Elevator Qatar comments on business opportunities in the country:
“Qatar’s growth strategy and vision fuel a fast growing economy. For those companies that can meet or even exceed the local clients’ stringent requirements, Qatar is and will remain an attractive global investment hub, especially for industries related to construction.”
To further promote the unique opportunity that Qatar has to offer to international business visitors, The Big 5 Qatar along with the Qatar Tourism Authority features a Hosted Buyers Program and International Media Tour throughout the event – bringing global business visitors even closer to local prospects.
Bringing solutions for the entire construction process, the event displays hundreds of products across seven dedicated sectors: Plant Machinery and Vehicles; Concrete; Construction Tools & Building Materials; MEP Services; Building Envelope & Special Construction; Construction Technologies & Innovations; Building Interiors & Finishes.
Local-based Founding Partners head these sectors, each reflecting the high standard and wide variety of services that Qatar has to offer the construction sector. The Founding Partners include Qatar Building Company, SMEET, IESCO, QALEX, Palmera Landscapes, CHIP International, QIMC, and Al Sehmiah.
Eng. Obaida Al-Deeb, Executive Manager for Qatari Al-Tamyeez Security Systems Co commented on what it means to have local and international companies together under one roof:
“One can improve business in the region by attracting investors globally. The Big 5 Qatar will help in building new corporations and partnerships with companies and associations as well as individuals.”
More than just an exhibition, The Big 5 Qatar also provides industry professionals with invaluable learning opportunities throughout the event in the form of free to attend CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified courses. Visitors can attend over 40 workshops and receive a certificate at the end of each session, at no cost.
The workshops cover a wide range of topics under six industry leading themes including Infrastructure and Urban Planning, Project Management and General Construction, Architecture and Design, Sustainability, Technology and Innovation, and the ‘Women in Construction’ series which will kick off on the final day.
Ms. Nicole Ivers, Safety Health & Environment Director at AECOM looks forward to her session in the series, and concludes:
“The whole world is watching Qatar - it has the opportunity to re-define construction and drive the highest standards.”
The Big 5 Qatar runs from 24-26 September 2018 (from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily) at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre, Halls 1 & 2. It is supported by Ashghal (Official Sponsor), Manateq (Economic Partner), Qatar Development Bank (Development Partner) and Qatar Tourism authority (Official Support).
The Big 5 Qatar is free to attend. To know more, please visit www.thebig5-qatar.com.