Qatar is not only delivering some of the world’s most innovative and signature projects, but it is also developing its processes for efficient delivery and maintenance of sustainable construction and infrastructure, according to an industry expert.

Andrew Gardner-Mitchell, the chair of the CIOB Hub Committees for Qatar and the Mena Region, who is one of the speakers at the three-day The Big 5 Construct Qatar, said: “Construction professionals joining the industry in Qatar can expect to have a voice and influence over the country’s exciting journey to construction excellence.”

The second edition of The Big 5 Construct Qatar, being organised by dmg events Doha until Wednesday at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC), was inaugurated on Monday by HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari.

A dedicated platform where international and regional construction players can meet face-to-face, do business, and learn in Doha, The Big 5 Construct Qatar hosts 150 exhibitors from 20 countries and runs over 40 free and certified education sessions this week.

Product offering at The Big 5 Construct Qatar covers the entire building cycle across seven dedicated sectors, including 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.

dmg events Doha country manager Loubna Aghzafi said, “We are extremely proud to open The Big 5 Construct Qatar. We continue to witness keen interest from international players looking to do business in Qatar’s construction sector and we are honoured to offer them access to local stakeholders who can support their growth in the country.”

To further promote the unique opportunity that Qatar has to offer to international business visitors, The Big 5 Construct Qatar, along with the Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), features a ‘Hosted Buyers Programme’ and international media tour throughout the event, bringing global business visitors even closer to local prospects.

According to dmg events Doha, the more than 40 free education sessions curated by industry thought leaders at The Big 5 Construct Qatar would update visiting professionals with the latest developments in the sector.

Sessions run across themes, including Project Management, Architecture and Design, General Construction, Sustainability, and the final day talks on BIM and Women in Construction.

Another speaker at the event, Dr Hossam Samir Ibrahim, Urban & Regional Planning consultant at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, said: “Free education at The Big 5 Construct Qatar is hugely beneficial for construction professionals looking to advance their career. This style of education provides deep learning in the construction career field and is recognised by employers for real job relevance.”

The Big 5 Construct Qatar is backed by QNTC (strategic partner), Qatar Free Zones Authority (official free zone sponsor), Al Darwish (lanyard sponsor), Al-Adekhar (urban landscape sponsor) and FUSO (transportation sponsor).

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