Local & regional industry professionals explore innovative building technology solutions displayed by over 200 exhibitors
Emad Ahmad Tifouni, Chairman, Kuwait International Fair Company, Hussain Al-Kharafai, Chairman of the Board in KIU and Mohammed Fahhad Al-Ajmi, Acting General Director of the Public Authority for Industry inaugurated today (September 14, 2015) the third edition of The Big 5 Kuwait – the country’s largest building and construction exhibition, amidst the presence of several dignitaries, government officials, and industry leaders. The show, which will run until September 16, 2015 at the Kuwait International Fair, opened to an overwhelming response from both local and regional visitors who came to learn more about new concepts in building and construction solutions from over 200 regional and international exhibitors representing more than 24 countries.
The third edition of The Big 5 Kuwait boasts of a new, dedicated zone for Building Interiors Products and a bigger and an open-air Plant, Machinery and Vehicles Zone. Industry specialists and experts from the construction sector, including architects, contractors, engineers, interior designers, procurement managers, property developers, real estate developers, and government sector employees, are expected to visit The Big 5 Kuwait 2015.
The event will showcase for the first time in Kuwait the performance of diggers (backhoes) famous throughout the world as ‘Dancing Digger Show’. JCB Middle East, the leader in construction machinery, has tied with its Local Partner, Riham General Trading Co. to present a stunning performance of its diggers (backhoes) famous throughout the world as ‘Dancing Digger Show.’ A team of expert backhoe operators will entice visitors with their synchronized acts where diggers dance to music. The stunts at the show will include driving a machine under a machine raised up on its hydraulic arms.
Ashley Roberts, Event Director - The Big 5 Kuwait, said: “The Big 5 Kuwait has grown significantly in size and volume in the last three years. The presence of senior-level officials from the public and private sectors along with leading exhibitors reinforces the importance of the show in Kuwait’s burgeoning construction sector. To complement this development and in responseto visitor feedback, we aim to offera wide variety of products, technologies and related services.”
Aside from an extensive display of new and innovative products related to the construction sector, the event will feature 20 free-to-attend continuing professional development (CPD) workshops unlike last year’s training courses. Delivered by industry professionals, CPD-certified workshops have been tripled from the previous year to offer high quality training content for professional growth and development. Among the important workshops to be held during the first day are ‘Renewable Energy Integration onto Buildings: Optimisation and the Impact of Good HVAC Design,’ ‘Introduction to project management’, ‘New Trends and Innovations in Interior Design,’ and ‘BIM Modelling and Application.The free certified workshops designed for three days will continue to offer deeper insights about the latest trends and innovation in the construction market as well as the requirements of the local industry.