1) RIBBON CUTTING BY H. E. ALI BIN AHMED AL KUWARI, MINISTER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY AND AMBASSADORS
His Excellency Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, Minister of Commerce and Industry inaugurated The Big 5 Construct Qatar on September 25th 2019 at Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the minister toured the exhibition kicking off three full days of networking, learning, and business opportunities.
2) FREE CPD WORKSHOPS
Over 6,000 construction professionals attended The Big 5 Construct Qatar to enhance their professional skills with 36 completely free-to-attend workshops covering Architecture & Design, General Construction, Project Management, Sustainability, BIM and Women in Construction.
3) MEDIA FAMILIARIZATION TRIP
The Big 5 Construct Qatar and Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) welcomed leading journalists to Doha throughout the event, where they visited major infrastructure developments such as Lusail City, Msheirab and National Museum of Qatar. The media came from Turkey, Italy, and India to promote Qatar in their home countries.
4) BEST INTERNATIONAL SHOW MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
The Big 5 Construct Qatar wins ‘Best International Show Middle East & Africa’ at the prestigious AEO Awards. Hosted in London, the AEO Excellence Awards take place on a yearly basis to recognize the best that the global events industry has to offer and showcases the standout achievements from within the industry.
5) SUSTAINABILITY MOVEMENT - GOING GREEN WITH THE ELECTRONIC SHOW GUIDE
Sustainability was a big theme at this year’s event. The Big 5 Construct Qatar is always looking for ways to go green and make a positive impact on the environment. This year, the show went paperless with the show guide for the first time. The guide could be downloaded on site using a QR code which supported the sustainability movement, saving half a million pages of paper.
6) INTERNATIONAL HOSTED BUYERS PROGRAMME
Introducing international business to Qatar, in partnership with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), The Big 5 Construct Qatar hosted buyers in Doha from India, Cyprus, Australia, Canada, Nigeria, Georgia, Turkey and Spain. The buyers were introduced to Qatari construction SME’s and product manufacturers, promoting international business at the event.
7) TURKEY PAVILION AND NEW PRESENCE COUNTRIES
Turkey represented the biggest pavilion at the show, reinforcing the huge growth Turkish products have seen across the region. The Big 5 Construct Qatar also saw new presence from Czech Republic, France & Germany.
8) LEAD APP SCANNER
The Big 5 Construct Qatar pioneered in the use of technology to improve face to face business. As part of their stand booking, exhibitors at the event had access to a powerful lead collection app allowing them to capture client data right on their smartphones throughout the event.
9) WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION
The workshops in this theme were hosted by inspirational women leaders across the industry addressing the need to reinvent gender diversity in the workplace. This is a 360-degree overview of the current issues faced, the latest technological advancements and the new initiatives undertaken to push the industry forward.
10) PRESS CONFERENCE
In a press conference held at the Marriott Marques Hotel in Doha, dmg events (Doha) announced that the second edition of The Big 5 Construct Qatar will run under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar.
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