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In a press conference held at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, leading international events organiser, dmg events, announced that The Big 5 Construct Egypt will return from 26-29 June to facilitate business opportunities in Egypt’s growing construction project market
It was revealed at the press conference that Egypt is the third largest construction market in the MENA region, and that activity remains a bright spot for the Egyptian economy with a pipeline of known and un-awarded projects worth US$354.8bn in the country.
Present at the press conference was Eng Khaled Abbas, deputy minister of housing, utilities and urban communities for national projects; Matt Denton, president, dmg events; Mohamed El Dahshoury, CEO, Hassan Allam Construction (HAC); Heike Harmgart, managing director, aouthern and eastern Mediterranean Region, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Mohamed Tarek, area managing director of North Africa for Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC).
Matt Denton, president at organiser dmg events, began the conference by sharing the message that powerful face-to-face connections between industry stakeholders will be significant for the sector’s sustained development, reinforcing that “It is more important than ever for us to offer a safe environment for the community to come together where they can boost business activities, rebuild partnerships, and apply lessons learnt to future projects all in one place.
“To that end, in addition to offering vital trading opportunities this year, The Big 5 Construct Egypt will launch new high-level features focused on strategic industry development and innovation, making it an unmissable business event for the construction sector in the wake of Covid-19 disruption.”
Now in its third edition, the event will launch The Big 5 Egypt Impact Awards, designed to recognise the businesses and people driving innovation in Egypt's industry, in addition to The Big 5 Egypt Leadership Conference, a highly anticipated three-day event scheduled to gather regional Ministers and international leadersto explore the construction sector’s future contribution toward economic growth and diversification in Egypt.
Beyond the conference, the event also offers free-to-attend CPD certified talks across several critical themes, presenting a unique opportunity for visitors to stay up to date on trends in the sector while gaining continuing professional development points for their professional record.