OFFICIAL DELEGATION OF THE MAKKAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY ARRIVES IN JEDDAH TO ATTEND THE BIG 5 SAUDI

OFFICIAL DELEGATION OF THE MAKKAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY ARRIVES IN JEDDAH TO ATTEND THE BIG 5 SAUDI

  • The value of planned construction projects in the Makkah Region exceeds USD 283 billion
  • The Big 5 Saudi, the  premier event for the global construction industry in Saudi Arabia, runs from 10-13 March at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events

 

On March 12, an official delegation of the Makkah Chamber of Commerce & Industry arrived in Jeddah to visit The Big 5 Saudi, the premier meeting place for the global construction community in the Kingdom, which hosts 300 international and Saudi exhibiting companies. The delegation was headed by Mr. Khalid Bin Dubais, Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Contractors Committee at Makkah Chamber, and Mr. Shakir Al-Shareef Member of the board and Chairman of Investors Committee and H.E. Eng. Mazen Abutalib, Secretary General Adviser of Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It included over 50 high profile personalities, CEOs of construction companies, contractors, urban development and engineering consultancies.

The pipeline of upcoming construction projects in the Makkah Region is the second largest in Saudi Arabia, after the Tabouk Province. Over the next years, more than USD 283 billion worth projects are planned in the Makkah Region, including several high-value projects such as the USD 10 billion Al Faisaliah City, the USD 8.7 billion Jabal Al Sharashif Development, and the Makkah Metro Phase 1 (worth over USD 6 billion), which is currently under bidding process.

In the backdrop of these multi-billion dollar construction projects, The Makkah Chamber delegation toured The Big 5 Saudi and met with hundreds of suppliers of construction products and solutions from around the globe, who are in Jeddah for four days of business, networking and learning opportunities.

According to MEED Projects Report, in 2018, the Makkah Province awarded approximately USD 4 billion worth of contracts. The value of planned projects in Saudi Arabia for the coming years is expected to be the highest in the GCC, standing at over USD 1.2 trillion. 

The ninth edition of The Big 5 Saudi (10-13 March 2019, Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events) is organised by dmg events, and is supported by GASCO (Official Sponsor), Al Fouzan Trading & General Construction Co. (Gold Sponsor), Astrolabs (Entrepreneurship Partner), Al Salem Johnson Controls (Registration & Lanyard Sponsor), the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), the Saudi Building Code National Committee (SBCNC), the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO), and the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce.

To know more, visit www.thebig5saudi.com.

Jessica Scopacasa Senior Public Relations Manager at dmg events

 

About The Big 5 Saudi

Saudi’s premier trade event for construction professionals

8 - 11 March 2020 - Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Big 5 Saudi - the Kingdom's leading construction event

Expected to attract 14,000+ visitors, the 10th edition of The Big 5 Saudi brings under one roof over 300 manufacturers of construction products from around the world. 

An ideal platform for construction industry professionals to network, secure qualified leads and close business deals, The Big 5 Saudi 2020 displays the latest innovations across dedicated product sectors.

The event also offers CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified workshops, which are free to attend and delivered by renowned industry experts. 

To learn more about the event, visit www.thebig5saudi.com.

About dmg events 

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business across multiple platforms.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year.  The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry leading events such as The Big 5 construction shows, ADIPEC and Gastech energy events. 

Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.com), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.