MAJOR BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION EVENT TO LAUNCH IN NIGERIA

The Big 5 Construct Nigeria will become the premier international building & construction event taking place in Lagos and marks the brand’s launch in West Africa

dmg events, the leading international events company, will launch the Big 5 Construct Nigeria next year. The event will take place on 9 - 11 September 2019 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city.

The Big 5 Construct Nigeria introduces the successful Big 5 international construction brand to Lagos, and significant demand from international construction suppliers has already shown that they will welcome this new channel into a valuable regional market.


“The opportunity to adapt The Big 5 brand to this new region was ripe for development,”

said Andy White, Senior Vice President – Construction.

“Over the last three years, dmg events has expanded into Southern, East and North Africa through a combination of new launches and strategic acquisitions. Bringing our most successful construction brand, which is thriving in other locations, to Lagos is a logical and exciting next step.”


With the largest population in Africa, Nigeria is one of the economic powerhouses of the region and the continent. In April the International Monetary Fund forecast the country’s economy would grow by 2.1 per cent this year, while the World Bank suggests that the country’s growth will strengthen in the medium term, helping it to reach 2.8 per cent by 2019. This outlook has already encouraged foreign investment into the country via government debt instruments. By the end of the first quarter this year the country attracted $16 billion, up 300 per cent year-on-year.


Funds are being put into the country’s development, with the Federal Executive Council recently approving $190 million for the construction of roads. A host of other large scale infrastructure and construction projects, including rail, retail, new trade zones and cities, are also on the way.


“These development plans are creating huge demand for international suppliers to bring their products and technologies into the country, where there is a real thirst for the knowledge and innovation our exhibitors can offer,”

said White.


Exhibitors and visitors alike will find features familiar from The Big 5 throughout the Big 5 Construct Nigeria. Alongside the international and domestic exhibitors, the event will include free-to-attend CPD workshops and seminars to update attendees on the latest industry innovations, best practices and practical ideas. These certified workshops will be delivered by experienced professionals ready to share ideas with an audience eager to learn. Other features include specialized zones that enable visitors to rapidly find and research the products they are looking for, live demonstrations and plenty of opportunity to network with industry peers.

Big 5 Construct Nigeria is the latest geo-adaptation of one of dmg events core brands. This strategic process has seen the company launch adapted versions of its successful and established Dubai events across the Middle East and Asia, while also expanding into Africa.

To know more about The Big 5 Construct Nigeria (4 - 6 September 2019, Landmark Centre, Lagos) visit www.thebig5constructwestafrica.com

 

Elisha Dessurne Public Relations Executive, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa
Jessica Scopacasa Public Relations Manager, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa
About The Big 5 Construct Nigeria
About The Big 5 Construct Nigeria

9-11 September 2019 - Landmark Centre, Lagos

The Big 5 Construct Nigeria introduces the international construction brand “The Big 5” to Nigeria’s largest city: Lagos.

New development plans are creating huge demand for international suppliers to bring their products and technologies to Nigeria. Organised by dmg events, The Big 5 Construct Nigeria responds to such demand. Gathering exhibitors from around the globe, it displays hundreds of construction products and innovative solutions.

Alongside the international and domestic exhibitors, the event offers free-to-attend CPD workshops and seminars to update attendees on the latest industry innovations, best practices and practical ideas.

Other features include specialized zones that enable visitors to rapidly find the products they are looking for, live demonstrations and plenty of opportunities to network with industry peers.

About dmg events

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines. We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events. 

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.   

Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.co.uk), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.