Press Release 8


Turkish ambassador inaugurates international construction show in Casablanca


Over 4,000 visitors expected at Parc des Expositions de L’Office des Changes in Casablanca for the second edition of The Big 5 Construct North Africa.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — His Excellency Ethem Barkan Öz, Turkish Ambassador to Morocco, officially opened The Big 5 Construct North Africa today. 

Now in its second edition, the international event offers business, networking and learning opportunities to the Moroccan and North African construction community.

Event director for The Big 5 Construct North Africa, Muhammed Kazi, comments: There are over 200 active projects underway in Morocco this year. The upcoming projects demand relevant and innovative building solutions, and The Big 5 Construct North Africa is here to provide them.”

The Big 5 Construct North Africa hosts 190 local and international exhibitors from 30 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UK, South Korea, India and China.

“This year, the event features five shows under one roof, with dedicated product sectors,” says Kazi. “Visitors can source 360 degree building solutions from the Building Interiors, Building Materials & Tools, MEP Services, Concrete & PMV, and Windows, Doors & Facades sectors.”

For the first time ever, The Big 5 Construct North Africa also hosts a leading PMV supplier. “We’re proud to have CFAO displaying JCB and DAF’s impressive heavy machines and trucks in the outdoor area,” Kazi adds.  

Until 12 April 2018, the event features an extended education agenda with 40 workshops. Visitors can attend free educational sessions, and receive Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificates with Professional Development Units or PDU’s.

Presented by international and local industry experts, the workshops focus on Design and Sustainable Urban Development, Infrastructure and Project Management, and Technology and Innovation.

Sponsors at this week’s event include Al Bawani, Orgadata, Mall Zellij, RMS, Advanced Vision Morocco, Achemina Ceramica, Building Trust, CFAO, JCB and DAF (Gold Sponsors); QDB (Badge sponsor); Fenlec (Sector Professional Partner); CAFELEC (Continental Institutional Partner); and Chambre de Commerce Extérieure et d'Industrie Européenne - Américaine & Asie (Institutional Partner).

The Big 5 Construct North Africa is free to attend. Organised by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, it is part of The Big 5 international portfolio of construction events, the largest in the Middle East.

The event runs until 12 April at Parc Des Expositions de l’Office des Changes in Casablanca from 10:00 to 18:00 daily. For more information, visit www.thebig5constructnorthafrica.com.