The Big 5 Construct Egypt will take place from September 2 to 4 at the Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC), east Cairo, under the theme “Bringing the World of Construction to Egypt: Product Innovation – Knowledge Sharing – Networking,” Invest-Gate reports.

Held under the patronage of Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, the construction event will bring together contractors from more than 20 countries, including Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Canada, UK, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, according to an official statement.

The rapid development of multi-billion infrastructure and construction projects in Egypt, in fact, is stimulating investments in the local construction sector by both international and Egyptian companies. Besides, the country is the third-largest project market in the MENA region, coming after Saudi Arabia and UAE, with more than USD 300 bn projects in the pipeline, it added.

According to Director of Content and Analysis at MEED Projects Edward James, the government is investing heavily to meet the demographic growth. “In total, more than USD 20 bn worth of real estate and civil infrastructure projects valued USD 50 mn or above have been awarded over the past two years. The local market recorded more than USD 33 bn of contract awards in 2018 alone; it is going through a projects’ boom,” he was quoted as saying.

“We are very proud to be part of many national construction projects that will shape the future of Egypt. These include the Ismailia tunnels, Cairo New Capital, Rod el Farag Bridge, and many more prestigious national projects,” according to Emad Essam, country Manager for Egypt at BASF, one of the event’s exhibitors.

This year, the show will launch three new product sectors in response to Egypt’s increased and diversified market demands. Windows, doors & facades, concrete, formwork and scaffolding, and HVAC-R Egypt will be introduced for the first time next to MEP services, construction tools, building materials, building interiors and finishes, hardware and accessories, and construction technologies and innovations.

Moreover, The Big 5 Construct Egypt will present 50 complimentary CPD-certified seminars at the three- day show, covering key topics including urban planning, architecture design, building envelope and facades, concrete, infrastructure and transport, and women in construction.