International construction launch event praised for quality and engagement

The Big 5 Qatar celebrated another international success as over 11,000 participants from all over the world met at Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre to source products and enhance professional skills in the construction industry.

The Big 5 Qatar 2018 is the latest Big 5 exhibition organised by DMG Events across the MEIA region. From 24-26 September 2018, The Big 5 Qatar hosted more than 240 exhibitors from 21 countries, showcasing live product demonstrations, and 40+ free-to-attend continuing professional development certified workshops.

Walid Agal, Marketing Director for exhibiting company Industrial Equipment & Services Co. LLC (IESCO), said:

“We are excited to be with The Big 5 Qatar this year. We have been to all the Big 5 exhibitions for example in Kenya and India, and I’m happy to see it is in Qatar now. The quality of companies who are exhibiting is impressive and we look forward to being a part of the growth in Qatar together.”

Speaker Eng. Jenefer Alam, Construction & Quality Efficiency Manager at Ashghal describes the energy throughout her session:

“We spoke about enhanced project delivery at The Big 5 Qatar and there was so much feedback with great questions, the audience was so engaged. My experience has been great – looking forward to next year’s Big 5 Qatar.”

Setting a standard for the next edition, The Big 5 Qatar 2018 also welcomed a team of experts from Accessible Qatar (AQ), a community initiative from Sasol. Jack Sabah, General Manager of Public Relations at Sasol remarked:

“On the final day of The Big 5 Qatar we presented certifications to the top most accessible stands at the event. Certificates were awarded to Qalex, Smeet, Zebrano, and Chip International, who each met the top most accessibility standards to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities as full members of the society.”

As usual, The Big 5 Qatar was a truly international event. International Pavilions at the event included Italy, Turkey, Kuwait, India, China, and Iran, to name but a few.

“This is my first Big 5 event and it is a very good event,” said Saqib Imtiaz, Procurement Engineer (MEP) at InfraRoad Trading & Contracting LLC. “As well as seeing such a huge variety here, I am really impressed by the amount of new products on show. There is plenty that we haven’t seen before, brought over by countries from all around the world.”

The Big 5 Qatar launch edition was opened by His Excellency Mr Mohammed bin Abdullah Rumaihi, Minister of Municipality. The event enjoyed support by Ashghal (Official Sponsor), Manateq (Economic Partner), Qatar Development Bank (Development Partner) and Qatar Tourism Authority (Official Support).

The Big 5 Qatar will return next year from 23-25 September 2019 at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre.

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