The Big 5 Construct Egypt, the Cairo-based edition of The Big 5, opened on September 18, hosting more than 200 companies from 24 countries, Invest-Gate reports.
Minister of Trade and Industry Amr Nassar has inaugurated the exhibition which takes place at the Egypt International Exhibition Centre (EIEC) till September 21.
The exhibition is expected to be the first of larger-scale editions of The Big 5 Construct Egypt in the years to come, featuring six product sectors including construction technologies and innovations, and construction tools and building materials.
In cooperation with impressive speakers, the exhibition is hosting more than 40 workshops and attendees receive a certificate at the end of each session.
On the first day, The Big 5 Construct Egypt introduced the “Women in Construction’” seminar series, which presented the different experiences of some of Egypt’s pioneering female construction executives.
During the session, Marwa Abdel Zaher, a construction engineer, discussed the challenges women are facing in both architecture and construction fields.
“Towards Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Egypt” was also another important session, in which Dr Nihal El-Megharbel, UN-Habitat’s Urban Policies, Legislation, Governance Program Manager in Egypt, presented latest methods and technologies to achieve sustainability.