The Big 5 Construct Qatar concluded on Wednesday after three days of face-to-face business, networking opportunities and educational seminars, all in an effort to boost the local construction sector.

The second edition was opened by HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) and enjoyed support from the official strategic partner, Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC).

Held over three days The Big 5 Construct Qatar hosted more than 150 international and local exhibitors from 20 countries, featured business promotion incentives and ran over 40 free-to-attend educational workshops for construction professional in Qatar.

Loubna Aghzafi, country manager at event organiser dmg events Doha, said: “On behalf of dmg events Doha, I want to extend a sincere thank you to the governing bodies of Qatar and to the business community in Doha. The Big 5 Construct Qatar continues to be a highly relevant exhibition at a time

where international sporting events and Qatar National Vision 2030 boost construction demands in the country.

“In addition, I wish to thank all of our sponsors and partners, your support has been pivotal to establishing The Big 5 Construct Qatar as the leading show in Doha’s exciting and diverse market.”

As well as QNTC, The Big 5 Construct Qatar 2019 was supported by Qatar Free Zones Authority (official free zone sponsor), Al-Darwish Engineering (lanyard sponsor), Al-Adekhar (urban landscape sponsor), FUSO (transportation sponsor), CPD (certification partner), Stallion (branding sponsor), Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel (hotel partner) and DECC (venue partner).

The main objective of The Big 5 Qatar has been to provide a platform where the local construction community can meet face-to-face with international market leaders, do business and gain important industry insight through education sessions, the organisers have said in a statement.

To further promote the "unique opportunity" that Qatar has to offer to international business visitors, The Big 5 Construct Qatar - along with QNTC - featured a Hosted Buyers Programme and International Media Tour throughout the event, "bringing global business visitors even closer to local prospects", the statement added.

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