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Posted On: 10 September 2019 02:31 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:05 pm

The Big 5 Construct Qatar is back

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In a press conference held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Doha, dmg events (Doha) announced that the second edition of The Big 5 Construct Qatar will run under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar.

The Big 5 Construct Qatar is backed by, Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), strategic partner, and will run at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center from 23 to 25 September. Renewed support to the country’s premier construction event comes in the backdrop of a successful launch in 2018, which facilitated business opportunities and international investments in Qatar’s $75bn construction project market.

Present at the press conference was Matt Denton, President, dmg events, Loubna Aghzafi, Country Manager, dmg events Doha, Ahmed AlObaidli from Qatar National Tourism Council, Mr. Ali Al Marri of Taleb Group, Mr. Ali Chahrour, Group Development Manager, Al Darwish Engineering.

Matt Denton, President of dmg events, said: “It is a great honour for The Big 5 Construct Qatar to receive once again the patronage of H.E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. With a mission to support the expanding requirements of Qatar’s construction, transport and infrastructure sectors, the event is proud to serve its strategic objectives and National Vision 2030.”

According to the latest MEED Projects report commissioned by The Big 5 Construct Qatar, the country’s long-term National Vision 2030 and preparations for the much-anticipated FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ continue to see increased construction demands.

Projects worth $4.5bn have been awarded in Qatar in the first six months of 2019, with just under $5bn worth of contracts currently being bid upon. Of the remainder, more than $23bn worth of projects are in the design stage and expected to come out for bid over the next 24 months, while projects valued at more than $46bn are currently in the study stage. All this indicates a healthy pipeline of construction activity in the country.

Ahmed Al-Obaidli, from Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), stated: “The business events sector is an important pillar of QNTC’s wider strategy to develop tourism in Qatar. We value the contribution of bbusiness event organisers such as dmg events (Doha) in attracting both international and regional business players to the country. We look forward to welcoming construction professionals from around the world at The Big 5 Construct Qatar 2019. Here, they will be able to witness first-hand the opportunities generated by Qatar’s mission to create world-class infrastructure for citizens, residents and visitors.”

Ali Al Marri, Public Relations Manager at Taleb Group said: “We are pleased to be part of The Big 5 Construct Qatar 2019. Our company always endeavors to accomplish high levels of quality service and afford innovative solutions. This is part of our mission to support the pillars of Qatar National vision 2030. Our participation in The Big 5 Construct Qatar compliments this vision, contributes to our national economy, and introduces our clients to new and modern services and products”.

Mr. Ali Chahrour, Group Development Manager at Al Darwish Engineering said: Ali Chahrour, Business Development Manager at Al Darwish Engineering said: “Al Darwish Engineering has always been a contributor to the construction sector. We have recently been awarded four new projects construction and infrastructure, including United School with UDC, and Masraf Alrayyan. We are continuously improving our delivery through performance measurement and benchmarking to meet the demanding and ever-changing needs of our clients. We are proud to be part of this edition of the BIG 5 Construct Qatar and get in contact with our partners, stakeholders and clients to reflect our motto ‘Get ready to shine”.

At the Big 5 Construct Qatar, from 23-25 September 2019 at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre, Qatar’s construction community will be able to source thousands of the latest products and solutions to meet the country’s future projects’ demand.

Offering a dedicated platform where international and regional construction players can meet face-to-face, do business and learn in Doha, the 2019 edition of the event will host 150 exhibitors from 20 countries.

More than just an exhibition, The Big 5 Construct Qatar will also provide industry professionals with invaluable learning opportunities in the form of over 35 free to attend CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified courses.

In 2018, over 5,000 construction professionals attended and received a CPD-certification at the launch edition of the show, which welcomed more than 12,000 visitors.

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Source: Press release