The Big 5 Construct Nigeria aims to pave the way for industry growth     

At The Big 5 Construct Nigeria, taking place between 27-29 Sep 2022 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos, industry buyers and sellers from Africa and beyond will come together to promote innovation, share knowledge, and accelerate business in a safe and convenient environment.  

Following the disruptions forced on the construction industry in recent years due to the pandemic, latest forecasts predict industry growth of 5.7% in 2022, and suggest that construction activity in Nigeria will surpass pre-COVID levels by 2023.

This growth is supported by the Nigerian government’s investment in infrastructure and housing development projects, with E£123.1 billion allocated for critical infrastructure projects between 2021 and 2025.

“Launched in 2019, The Big 5 Construct Nigeria is now earmarked as the yearly gathering of construction professionals to engage both with the local and international community, as a place to source, learn and develop new skills,” said Ben Greenish, senior vice-president of dmg events.

“By bringing together experts and suppliers from around the world to engage with the local construction community, the event plays a direct role to support the needs of the country’s infrastructure and housing development projects.”

From building materials and tools, interiors and finishes, to solar and urban design landscaping, the products and services on show will cover the full construction cycle from inception to completion, from companies such as Forero Nigeria Limited, Sana Group and Kohler.

In addition, for the first time, the expo will also showcase four new international pavilions from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt and Kuwait.

Visitors to the three-day in-person event will have the opportunity to learn industry insights when they attend a series of continuing professional development (CPD)-certified talks, featuring keynotes and panel discussions led by industry specialists that address the challenges of construction and explore the key components for practical growth and prosperity.

The Industry Talks programme will focus on three core themes of technology, project management and architecture, and will include discussions on the trends and opportunities driving the ongoing digital transformation across Nigeria, as well as green architecture and project cost control budgeting.

In addition, several masterclasses will be offered by the Chartered Institute of Building, such as sustainable project management implementation, the redesign of streets in African cities and tips to building sustainability credibility. 

“The Big 5 Construct Nigeria continues to propel change and is a must-attend event for buyers and brands across Sub Saharan Africa who are looking to be inspired by other trend-setters and innovators within the industry,” concludes Greenish.