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The seventh edition of Saudi Arabia’s largest and fastest growing construction show will open its doors to thousands of industry professionals tomorrow at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events tomorrow
Running until 30 March, The Big 5 Saudi 2017 will be showcasing the most innovative products for the built environment, which are vital to delivering successfully Saudi Vision 2030’s mega-projects.
With over US$700bn worth of active projects currently going on in the Kingdom, and an additional US$30bn investment expected from the Saudi Arabian government in 2017, architects, engineers, developers, manufacturers, suppliers and contractors from around the globe are meeting in Jeddah to capitalise on this growing market.
This year, The Big 5 Saudi will host over 500 exhibitors from 20+ countries, including country pavilions from Italy, Turkey, Germany, Greece, China, Qatar, Kuwait, Spain, Hungary and India. The event will be an exclusive platform for 15,000 peers to network, do business and learn, as it will display 600 brands from regional and international industry leaders.
Exhibiting at The Big 5 Saudi, the Dubai-based Harwal Group is among the most diversified building material manufacturers in the region. Its business segments include a wide range of products, from building materials to prefab buildings, doors & windows, and furniture. A primary member of the Harwal Group, TSSC, will exhibit the EASYWALL™ range this year.
The British-owned venture based in Dubai, Kent Smoke and Fire Curtains, will be exhibiting for the first time at The Big 5 Saudi. According to Kent Smoke and Fire Curtains’ director, “Saudi Arabia is a land of opportunities in terms of construction and requirement for active firefighting materials. Curtains have been popular amongst consultants in Saudi Arabia and we believe that meeting them personally at the show will nurture successful business ties between us.”
Besides its core products, COMMANDbatch and COMMANDseries, at The Big 5 Saudi 2017 Command Alkon will present TrackIt, a GPS Truck Tracking & Telematics and Fleet & Workforce Management for construction material transportation, and Mobile Connect, that promises to cancel boundaries to where and when customers and staff can request orders, generate tickets, access account information, and more.
Global supplier of automation solutions for producers, haulers and suppliers of ready-mixed concrete, concrete products and aggregate, asphalt and cement, the Command Alkon family of products offers solutions for process controls, quality control, batching, dispatching, transportation planning and performance, mobile solutions, GPS telematics, dispatch optimisation, fleet and workforce management, bulk materials distribution, plant and quarry automation, back-office operations, performance management, enterprise content management, voice-based scheduling, and mobile computing.
“We have been supplying the Saudi market for some 30 years now, and we are still receiving enquiries from our customers in Saudi Arabia, many of whom are optimistic about the future in the short, medium and longer term, so we look forward to welcoming visitors of the Big5 Saudi to our booth 1E50” Simon Gibbs, Command Alkon area sales manager Middle East, stated.
Saudi-based manufacturers will be also exhibiting their latest solutions for the built environment at the show. Headquartered in Jeddah, Goldenline Lifts is a trading company supplying elevator's components imported from Europe, Turkey and other countries. The company also installs a wide range of passenger’s elevators and home lifts, offering after sales service and annual maintenance contracts.
The Big 5 Saudi 2017 will offer 48 complimentary and continuous professional development (CPD) certified workshops to visitors attending the event. Focusing on project management, innovation and technology and sustainability, these will help industry professionals develop their skills and knowledge in areas critical to the future success of their business.
“Since its inception in 2011, The Big 5 Saudi has continually been adapting to keep pace with the fast moving Saudi construction industry and continues to offer the key platform to bring inspirational people, products, and industry knowledge together,” Nathan Waugh, portfolio event director, said.
Presenting the latest in concrete technology, the dedicated Concrete Zone will feature technology that is moving Saudi forward with construction on the ground level.