The Big 5 Saudi is returning to the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events from 10 – 13 March 2019 with a record number of free workshops, product sectors, and official country pavilions.
Marking a growing international participation, the event will feature for the first time official country pavilions from Egypt and Pakistan, alongside Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, India, Turkey, and China, among others. More than 100 top Saudi construction players will also exhibit, displaying the latest technologies and building solutions across eight dedicated product sectors.
Roni El Haddad, Event Director for The Big 5 Saudis, says: “This year, the event will bring decision makers even closer to relevant suppliers by offering new dedicated product zones across the floor plan.”
Beyond the traditional MEP Services, Building Interiors & Finishes, Construction Tools & Building Services, Building Envelope & Special Construction, in fact, The Big 5 Saudi 2019 will introduce the all new Heavy Equipment, HVACR Equipment, Smart City Technology, Solar Equipment, and Urban Design & Landscaping Equipment zones.
Broad Educational Offer
At the event, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), the Saudi Building Code National Committee (SBCNC), and the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) will provide crucial intelligence to local and international participants, paving the way for the future development of the Saudi construction industry.
Announcing GSO’s participation at The Big 5 Saudi 2019, H.E Saud Al-Khusaibi, GSO Secretary General, says: “The GSO is working to disseminate and promote knowledge of standardization and related activities and quality for industrial, commercial and public consumers. It is also committed to improving the quality of products, goods and materials locally manufactured or imported to the GCC Common Market.”
Alongside the exhibition, The Big 5 Saudi 2019 will also offer more than 80 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified and free to attend workshops, a 48% increase year-on-year. Delivered by renowned industry experts, the educational sessions will focus on four major themes: General Construction, Project Management, Sustainability, and Architecture & Design.
A promising construction market
Today, Saudi Arabia’s construction sector is in the spotlight following news of mega-urban developments such as NEOM and The Red Sea Tourism Project, as well as social reforms that welcome a fresh commercial entertainment industry.
The Big 5 Saudi 2019 is supported by GASCO (Official Sponsor), Al Fouzan Trading & General Construction Co. (Gold Sponsor), Astrolabs (Entrepreneurship Partner), Al Salem Johnson Controls(Registration & Lanyard Sponsor), the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), the Saudi Building Code National Committee (SBCNC), the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO), and the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce.
Organised by dmg events, the ninth edition of The Big 5 Saudi will take place from 10-13 March at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events.
To know more about The Big 5 Saudi, www.thebig5saudi.com.