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Next week at Middle East Concrete (MEC) and PMV Live, held alongside The Big 5, training worth over US$250,000 will be offered free of cost to construction professionals
Nathan Waugh, event director for both shows, said, “Visitors to the events will have access to 75 free CPD-certified workshops led by industry experts in their respective fields.
“Assuming a conservative average cost of US$70 per person per workshop and that all of the workshops are full each day, the direct value in terms of free training provided to the construction industry over four days would be over US$250,000.”
He added that the opportunity to attend free sessions and receive certification is a major added value for visitors, taken up by greater numbers each year.
In addition to cost savings emerging from having access to free training, he further noted that having certified staff can help companies get ahead in a competitive market. “Not only is the regional construction industry becoming more competitive on account of the value of contracts being awarded, but the trend towards plant and machinery automation means there is a constant need for training in order to maintain pace with technologies and increase resource efficiency.”
MEC and PMV Live will offer more free education than any other event in the Middle East and Asia, and Waugh said this year’s education programme will be even bigger.
The UAE construction industry is one of the most significant contributors to GDP, and as an organiser, Waugh said that they were excited to see how the free education sessions on offer continue to add value to those responsible for the built environment. “As a result, we have added more workshops to this year’s event in order to increase the value of the events to visitors and the industry as a whole.”