Project Management, Sustainability, and Innovation & Technology in the spotlight at Saudi Arabia’s largest and fastest growing construction show
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 — The upcoming edition of The Big 5 Saudi will be offering a record of 48 free to attend and CPD (Continuous Professional Development) - certified workshops, event organisers announced.
From 27-30 March at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events, Saudi construction professionals will have the opportunity to network, develop their skills and knowledge, and stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and industry best practices shared by regional experts. This year, the education agenda of the largest and fastest growing construction show in the country will focus on some of the industry’s most compelling topics: Project Management, Innovation & Technology, and Sustainability.
Saudi Arabia’s vested interest to diversify its economy as part of the Vision 2030, along with its commitment to becoming one of the regions’ premier tourist destinations, reflects in the need to further enhance the prowess of its industry professionals. The Big 5 Saudi 2017 will address this need by bringing to Jeddah a leading edge educational offer, which has been one of the key drivers for the show’s repeated success year after year.
At the start of every project or concept, applying effective project management skills is paramount in ensuring positive results. As one of the lead topics at The Big 5 Saudi 2017, industry leaders will be sharing cutting-edge insights into project management best practices and approaches across the three days of the show.
Frank Wiesse, Director at Drees & Sommer Consulting Engineering in Saudi Arabia will open the Project Management agenda on March 27 with a presentation on “Efficiency Improvements in Construction Projects”, while “The art of delivering before time and within budget” will be the focus of Nagib-Guy El-Alam, VP Construction SATCO, on the following day.
The list of Project Management prominent speakers at The Big 5 Saudi this year also include Eng. Tarik Al Hraki, Business & Project Management Consultant & Trainer; Wael S. Khalil, PMO & Training Consultant at Counselors Consultancy House company (C.C.H); Joseph MJ, Vice President Planning and Cost Control at Meydan - Sobha Construction; and Jamil Hassan Ghaznawi, JLL National Director and Country Head in Saudi Arabia, among many others.
“A cornerstone of The Big 5 brand, our CPD workshops are a unique platform for the build and construction community to gather, learn and develop their skills,” said Nathan Waugh, dmg events’ Portfolio Event Director.
With new technology for the construction industry progressively getting better each day, there is a heavy value placed on staying up to date on the latest trends that can streamline efficiency. According to the Founder & CEO of Value Innovation Management Consultancy, Mohammed Bin Saleh, “Developing your business along technology trends is essential to not disappearing within the market. Knowledge is power as it helps to work smarter, not harder.”
As the construction industry sees a shift in different solutions for its varying needs, one that has emerged with much promise is 3D printing. Having numerous applications in any stage of construction, 3D printing identifies the amount of material required with a high level of accuracy, helping reduce both completion time and waste.
Saleh, who will be speaking at The Big 5 Saudi 2017 on March 28th on Innovation & Technology within the Construction Industry and 3D applications present and future, added that, “I see 3D Design and Modeling spreading across several sectors, planning stages, material estimation, and virtual tours, giving way to better visualization.”
As technology progresses, so does the need for a more sustainable future in the industry. At The Big 5 Saudi this year, engineers, architects, and project managers will be able to advance their knowledge in all things surrounding effective sustainable methods within the construction industry.
Since its inception in 2011, The Big 5 Saudi has been a long-running leader in the construction industry and globally recognised as the premier B2B tradeshow in the Kingdom. The 7th edition of the event will be an unmissable platform for all construction industry professionals to do business, network, and source thousands of innovative products and solutions for the built environment. Over 300 manufacturers from more than 20 countries will be exhibiting at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events, from March 27 to 30.
In 2016, The Big 5 Saudi welcomed an impressive 14,985 unique visitors, totalling over 21,138 participants from 34 countries, with 3,000+ products on display. Organised by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, the event is free to attend and open to adult industry professionals only. To know more, visit www.thebig5saudi.com.