National Construction Week to showcase innovative solutions for the industry

constafrica worldbankThe Kenya National Bureau of Statistics reports that the real estate and construction sectors continue to be some of the key forces of economic growth in Kenya for the last five years. (Image source: World Bank)As Kenya’s first National Construction Week opens its doors from 2-4 Nov, its official exhibition – The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2016 – brings to Nairobi over 150 companies from 20 countries showcasing latest products for the local built environment

Sourcing innovative construction products from around the globe, networking with peers, learning from industry experts and staying up-to-date with latest trends and opportunities in the East African construction market is finally possible, in one place, at one time, according to organisers dmg events.

“Jotun Paints, JCB, Caterpillar, Volvo, Bauer, Aluminco, ACM, Rak Ceramics, Laticrete Middle East, Superlon Worldwide, Gutmann and MASA are just few of the exhibitors that will showcase the latest and most innovative products for the built environment,” Patrick Gedeon, event manager of The Big 5 Construct East Africa said.

Organised by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa and co-located with the National Construction Authority’s Annual Construction Research Conference and Exhibition (ACoRCE 2016), the first edition of the event is set to be the central meeting place for global manufacturers and construction industry decision-makers to network and do business in the East African region.

“We trust The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2016 will open a brand new chapter in the development of the construction industry in Kenya,” Gedeon noted.

Beyond hosting several launches of products that are new to Kenya and the East African market, the National Construction Week’s official exhibition will offer construction professionals a wide range of learning and networking opportunities.

Throughout the three days of the show, visitors will be able to attend for free over 15 CPD-certified workshops delivered by industry experts. The workshops will focus on hot industry topics like technology and sustainability, LEED, finance, human resources, health and safety, project management and BIM, exploring innovative solutions, latest trends and best practices.

The line-up of speakers at The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2016 is impressive, Gedeon stated. “We will have Peter K. Warari, Founder Director of Altima Africa, delivering a presentation on human resources and Dr. Lawrence Mbugua, CEO of Mwanzoni Ltd, unveiling tips and best practices for effective time management in construction.”

Construction industry professionals including engineers, designers and project managers, will have the chance to network with thousands of peers from Kenya and around the globe.

A team of expert backhoe operators will entertain visitors with their synchronised diggers dancing to music across all three days of the event, as The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2016 brings the world-famous JCB’s Dancing Diggers performance to the Kenyatta International Conference Centre.

Launched by Jacob Kaimenyi, Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning, earlier this year, the National Construction Week is backed by Kenya’s Ministry of Lands & Physical Planning, Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing & Urban Development, Ministry of Water & Irrigation, and Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest).

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