dmg events announce new dates for The Big 5 Construct Nigeria, The Big 5 Construct Egypt, and The Big 5 Construct Kenya

Dubai, July 27, 2020: Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic dmg events, the organisers of The Big 5 portfolio of construction events in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, announce the postponement of their events taking place in Africa in 2020: The Big 5 Construct Nigeria, The Big 5 Construct Egypt, and The Big 5 Construct Kenya.

With the safety and well-being of all participants and staff being at the heart of the decision, these annual trade events connecting the global construction community in the African continent will next be held on the following dates:

  • The Big 5 Construct Nigeria, 8 - 10 June, 2021
  • The Big 5 Construct Egypt, 27 – 29 June, 2021
  • The Big 5 Construct Kenya, 3 - 5 November, 2021

Muhammed Kazi, Vice President – Construction at dmg events, says:

“As we pursue our mission to connect and empower the construction industry, the safety and well-being of our exhibitors, visitors, partners and employees remains our utmost priority. In the wake of the current coronavirus pandemic and in consultation with our key stakeholders, we believe that it is in the best interest of all the parties involved to postpone The Big 5 events in Africa that were scheduled in 2020.” 

Over the past months, the escalation of the Covid-19 pandemic both locally and internationally has determined restrictions to large gatherings, including events, as well as travel bans in many countries and companies. While several countries worldwide are currently easing these restrictions, the situation remains fluid.

“After the successful launch of The Big 5 in Kenya, Egypt and Nigeria over the past years, this was not an easy decision to take,” Kazi adds. “We understand how crucial our exhibition is for the construction community we serve but feel our audiences will understand”

The new dates are intended to allow participants to plan ahead and come together for trade events that will effectively support businesses and construction professionals to thrive in the post-Covid-19 world. 

Meanwhile, The Big 5 will continue serving and connecting its community through a number of innovative activities and platforms. Following the launch of  The Big 5 Digital Construction Festival Africa on July 21-23, the first of its kind gathering online thousands of industry leaders, decision makers, manufacturers and professionals from Africa and beyond, The Big 5 will host “The Big 5 Digital Festival Global – Redefining Construction” on November 23 -26 to provide exceptional content, great networking opportunities and a wide range of product previews.  

To know more about The Big 5 portfolio of construction events in Africa, visit:

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About The Big 5 Construct Nigeria
About The Big 5 Construct Nigeria

8-10 June 2021 - 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   

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,, one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.