In a step that enhances Saudi Arabia's economic, commercial and investment activities, Riyadh is preparing to host the “Big Five Saudi” exhibition for reviewing the latest technologies, innovations and sustainable solutions for construction and leading long-term partnerships.
The Big 5 Saudi exhibition will be opened by Deputy Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Eng. Osama Al-Zamil.
The exhibition aims to provide a platform for exchanging experiences and providing support to about 400 local and international parties from 35 countries. This is done to enhance cooperation and present more than a thousand solutions and building products to more than 15,000 expected participants who will be attending the exhibition at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.
Projects under construction in the Kingdom have a value of over $1.4 trillion, of which the construction and transportation sector account for the lion's share, with a value exceeding $825 billion, according to a report issued by MedProjects.
Muhammad Kazi, vice president of construction at DMG Events, the company organizing the exhibition between March 28 and 31, told Asharq Al-Awsat that it is the first event of its kind in the building materials industry this year.
Kazi noted that the exhibition will feature six sessions with prominent speakers from the Diriyah Gate Development Authority, the Saudi Entertainment Enterprises Company, and the United Nations Global Compact.
The exhibition’s activities, according to Kazi, will deal with sustainable development and leadership in the construction environment in the Kingdom. They will also focus on partnerships to achieve investment in Saudi projects and the adoption of new technologies in the construction industry.