Nigeria’s largest construction event is set to debut in Lagos
Over 200 Nigerian and international companies will exhibit at The Big 5 Construct Nigeria from 9 to 11 September at the Landmark Centre in Lagos, making it the largest construction event in the country.
The Big 5 Construct Nigeria will offer 20 free and CPD-certified workshops covering technology & sustainability, affordable housing & architecture, and project management.
Confirmed speakers include high-profile experts from the Lagos State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development of the Edo State, and the University of Lagos, among others.
Leading industry associations like the Nigerian Society of Engineers already announced their support to the first edition of the event.
Excitement is growing in Nigeria for the launch of the country’s largest construction event, The Big 5 Construct Nigeria. The Nigerian Institute of Architects, the Nigerian Society of Engineers, the Surveyors Council of Nigeria, the African Association of Interior Designers, the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Association), and the African Sustainable Energy Association (AFSEA) are in fact among the many organisations that already announced their support to the event.
“The extremely positive feedback we are receiving from industry stakeholders proves just how important it is for Nigeria to host an international construction event like The Big 5 Construct Nigeria today,” says Muhammed Kazi, Portfolio Event Director at dmg events.
“At a time when the country is pursuing an unprecedented infrastructure development, the event will finally bring together influential decision-makers, innovators and suppliers from around the globe for three days of business and networking opportunities in Lagos.
“The Big 5 Construct Nigeria is going to be a turning point in the advancement of the West African construction sector,”
Part of The Big 5 portfolio of events, the largest in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, The Big 5 Construct Nigeria will run from 9 to 11 September 2019 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos.
Over 200 exhibiting companies and more than 5,000 industry professionals are expected to attend the launch edition of the show. Confirmed brands include regional and global leaders like KELM, ABB, Philips, Crane, Eurotray, Tata, Hilti, and Magna Tyres, organisers dmg events reveal.
“We are extremely proud to announce that next to Nigerian exhibitors, renowned companies from France, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Turkey, and the UAE, among other countries, will take part in the event, making it a truly international show,” Kazi says.
Beyond showcasing hundreds of solutions for the built environment, The Big 5 Construct Nigeria will also bring a wealth of free education to the Nigerian construction community.
Across the three days of the show, visitors will receive complimentary CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certifications at 20 workshops to increase their technical expertise and advance their careers. Presented by renowned industry experts, the workshops will explore the latest construction trends and will offer crucial intelligence to advance the Nigerian building and infrastructure sectors.
“From technology and sustainability, affordable housing and architecture, to project management, The Big 5 Construct Nigeria’s education agenda will promote best practices while providing a unique opportunity for professionals to meet, learn and play an active role in the development of Africa’s largest economy,” Kazi explains.
Some of the confirmed speakers include Taiwo Aiyepe, Senior Architect at the Lagos State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Dr. Erimona Edorodion Oye, Honourable Commissioner at the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development of the Edo State, Debo Adejana, CEO at Realty Point Limited and Vice Chairman at the Nigeria-British Chamber of Commerce Construction, and Dr. Taibat Lawanson, Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Lagos.
Lookman Oshodi, Project Director at Arctic Infrastructure and also a speaker at the event, comments: “The Big 5 brand has successfully created a reputable platform in bringing together construction and infrastructure players in different cities. Its success story in Nairobi is a landmark in stakeholders’ engagement and construction educational advancement.
The hosting of first The Big 5 Construct Nigeria in Lagos will provide a convergence point for government, professionals, academics, manufacturers and other key industry players to network, see emerging trends and embedded opportunities in the sector.”
Debo Adejana adds: “I am very excited about the launch edition of The Big 5 Construct Nigeria in Lagos, as it will further open Nigeria’s built industry to the world, and the world to our industry here in a unique way.
“I expect new partnerships, continental alliances and the beauty of the forces of demand and supply to thrust the local industry forward and further,” he concludes.
The Big 5 Construct Nigeria is free to attend for all construction professionals. To know more about the event (9-11 September 2019, Landmark Centre, Lagos), visit www.thebig5constructnigeria.com.