The Big 5 Saudi was officially inaugurated today by Ziad Al Bassam, Vice President of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The latest solutions and materials in construction from 400 international and local exhibitors will be on show until 8 March 2018 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events.
Including bathroom and kitchen fittings, smart city resources, steel and solar technology, the event also displays concrete & PMV equipment and material handling in an outdoor zone dedicated to heavy machinery and warehousing products.
Saudi Arabia’s Building Technology Stimulus Program has come on-board as Strategic Partner for the event. The fund is a dedicated initiative of the Saudi Ministry of Housing tasked to increase building technologies capacity in support of urban development goals in the Kingdom.
“The objective of exhibiting at The Big 5 Saudi is to promote the BTSF among key Developers, Contractors and Technology Providers. We want to encourage them to increase capacity using building technologies that can improve quality and reduce cost and time. By shifting housing construction from on-site to off-site we can create new job opportunities for skilled Saudi citizens in the construction industry, and encourage investors to set up local factories and boost local supply,” comments the General Director of Building Technology Program, Mr Mohammad Faisal Bin Moammar.
Looking forward, Mr Mohammad reveals that “upcoming enablers from the Program to develop the building technology ecosystem which will include the homebuilders platform, technology hub, as well as procurement and technical support for local factories.”
At the BTSF stand, visitors will have the chance to meet BTSF representatives one-on-one, hear from keynote speakers, and interact with visual features.
The event also offers 54 free-to-attend Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified workshops. The sessions are divided into themes across three theatres: General Construction, Project Management, and Sustainability, Architecture & Design.
The Big 5 Saudi is free-to-attend for trade professionals and over 18s only. Organized by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa and MICE Arabia, the event is co-located with Wood Tech & Design Expo Saudi 2018. The event is supported by Platinum Sponsor and Registration Sponsor - Al Bawani, Gold Sponsor – GROHE and AL YAMAMAH STEEL, and Strategic Partner – Building Technology Stimulus Fund.
To know more about the event visit, http://www.thebig5saudi.com