More than 240 exhibitors from 21 countries are participating in ‘The Big 5 Qatar’, which opens today (September 24) at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre and will run until September 26. Aside from showcasing the latest construction solutions, the event will host live product demonstrations and 40 free-to-attend education workshops.
Rawad Sleem, country manager for organisers dmg events Doha, said: “We look forward to welcoming the professionals behind Qatar’s booming construction sector. With seven dedicated product areas, The Big 5 Qatar is the perfect place for them to network, conduct business, find new products and enhance their professional skills.”
He said visitors will benefit from the pool of participants, representing the entire building process across product sectors: MEP services, building interiors and finishes, building envelope and special construction, construction tools and building materials, construction technologies and innovations, concrete, and plant machinery and vehicles.
In addition, free education at the event will offer insight to visitors on the latest industry trends, tools and techniques, Sleem said. The agenda comprises 40 CPD (continuing professional development) certified workshops covering the latest industry topics such as business best practices, sustainability and smart cities, and the all new ‘Women in Construction Series’, he noted.
DECC CEO Jose Vicente said, “The Big 5 Qatar will provide a platform for companies looking to grow their business in a market busy with preparations for 2022 FIFA World Cup and the long term Qatar Vision 2030.”
He added: “We are very proud to play a role in this launch edition and to host exhibitors and visitors of The Big 5 Qatar at our venue, providing them with seamless access to the heart of Doha’s business district.”
In collaboration with Qatar Tourism Authority, The Big 5 Qatar will also feature the ‘Hosted Buyers Programme’ and media familiarisation trip. The two initiatives are aimed at promoting the opportunity Qatar has to offer to international business visitors.
The launch of The Big 5 Qatar will be delivered with support from Ashghal (Official Sponsor), Manateq (Economic Partner), Qatar Development Bank (Development Partner), Qatar Tourism Authority (Official Support), Astad (Strategic Project Management Partner), and City Center Rotana Doha (Official Hotel).
Registration to The Big 5 Qatar is free and the exhibition is open for industry professionals from 11am to 8pm. For more information, www.thebig5-qatar.com.
To register as a visitor, https://register.thebig5-qatar.com/.
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