This year’s Big 5 Construct Saudi show featured 820 exhibitors from 40 countries.

Big 5 Construct Saudi, the kingdom’s largest construction event, will return to the Riyadh Front Exhibition and Conference Center next year after putting up a spectacular performance in its 11th edition.  Next year’s edition  will be held from February 26 to 29.

This year’s edition, held in February, featured 820 local and international exhibitors from 40 countries who collectively showcased latest products and services and technological innovation that cater to the entire construction value chain. Companies signed $560.6 million worth of deals at the show, with $1.12 billion of potential business expected to be generated in 12 months, said the event organisers.

Product sectorisation will be a central element of the four-day show next year, with a focus on new sectors such as steel fabrication, concrete, urban design and landscape, technology.

The steel and concrete sectors will bring the latest advancements in materials and their applications in construction, while the urban design and landscape sectors will provide insights into the planning and execution of green and sustainable projects, stated Kazi.

With technology driving the construction industry forward, the event will showcase the latest innovations, including artificial intelligence, automation, and digital construction solutions.

Big 5 Construct Saudi will offer a holistic exhibition experience that covers all aspects of the construction industry, from design to completion, with the addition of these sectors.

“Big 5 Construct Saudi’s focus on product sectorisation in 2024 is a timely response to the evolving needs of the kingdom’s construction market with a project pipeline worth $1.6 trillion. By bringing together industry players from specific sectors, the event offers a valuable platform for networking, knowledge-sharing, and exploring new business opportunities. We believe that this targeted approach will help drive innovation and growth in the construction industry,” stated Kazi.

The largest trade show in Saudi Arabia will also return with its series of free-to-attend CPD-certified Industry Talks as well as specialised co-located events including HVAC R Expo, Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia, and FM Expo Saudi Arabia.

This year’s show, which had the event’s largest international presence to date,  had 12 dedicated country pavilions demonstrating distinctive construction solutions from Austria, China, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Kuwait, Poland, Qatar, Spain, and Turkiye.

Officials of Saudi Arabia’s PIF-backed ambitious giga-projects including Neom, Red Sea Global, Diriyah Company, Qiddiya and Roshn attended the show and engaged in various content programmes. The event provided an opportunity for these developments to collaborate with industry experts, suppliers, and investors to further advance their development plans.

“The phenomenal 104 per cent year-on-year increase in visitor attendance at Big 5 Construct Saudi 2023 is a testament to the event’s unwavering commitment to delivering value to its stakeholders. This incredible achievement firmly positions Big 5 Construct Saudi as a leading player in the Saudi construction landscape,” said Muhammed Kazi, Vice President – Construction at dmg events.