More than 500 exhibitors are setting up shop in an area of 20,000 sqm in the build up to Saudi Arabia’s largest building and construction show, The Big 5 Saudi 2015. More than 15, 000 visitors are expected to attend the show from Monday, 9th March until Thursday, 12th March at Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events. It is open from 4pm-10pm each day.
The annual event brings together thousands of visitors and exhibitors and showcases cutting-edge construction products and innovations from around the world. Construction plays a key role in Saudi Arabia - providing employment opportunities for Saudi nationals, and growth potential for local business.
In 2014 alone, it is estimated that $75 billion construction projects were awarded and an estimated $200 billion in contracts will be awarded over the next two years. The event will, for the first time, offer free-to-attend Continued Professional Development (CPD) certified education courses for attendees. The seminar series will give attendees free access to twelve sessions and panel discussions including five project showcases. The educational features have been designed to help visitors further their construction careers.
Nathan Waugh, Event Director, for The Big 5 Saudi, said: “The Saudi construction sector is one of the most significant economic drivers in Saudi Arabia, and has played a major role in the country’s development. We are proud to have seen The Big 5 Saudi grow from strength to strength and celebrate its 5th anniversary this year. In addition, we are delighted once again to count on the valued patronage of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs.
“Last year the free educational sessions on offer proved very popular with attendees, so we have increased the number of sessions available at the 2015 event.”
The Big 5 Saudi 2015 is supported by Gold Sponsor, Rajhi Steel, the leading manufacturers of iron and steel in Middle East and North Africa.