Big 5 Construct Ethiopia: A Resounding Success in Addis Ababa

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Big 5 Construct Ethiopia Wraps Up in Addis Ababa: Celebrating Ethiopia’s Largest Construction Event

Big 5 Construct Ethiopia 2023, the largest construction event in the country, concluded successfully in Addis Ababa, leaving a lasting impact on the industry. Formerly known as Addisbuild, this renowned event has now become part of the global portfolio of construction events as Big 5 Construct Ethiopia. Organized by dmg events in collaboration with local partner Ethel Events & Communication, the exhibition took place from 18th to 20th May 2023 at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Bringing Together Industry Leaders and Experts

Big 5 Construct Ethiopia provided a remarkable platform for industry leaders, experts, and practitioners to come together and share their insights, experiences, and expertise. The event offered a wide range of exhibitions, seminars, workshops, and interactive sessions, allowing participants to stay abreast of the latest advancements in products, services, best practices, and ongoing projects within the construction domain. Ben Greenish, Senior Vice President at dmg events, emphasized the significance of these platforms in promoting knowledge exchange and innovation.

Endorsement and Support from Ethiopian Ministry

Endorsed by the Ethiopian Ministry of Urban and Infrastructure, Big 5 Construct Ethiopia fostered an environment where industry professionals forged long-lasting partnerships and tapped into a global network of resources. The participation of international companies added further momentum to the event, propelling the construction sector forward and facilitating the sharing of knowledge. The event aimed to lay the groundwork for future project managers and engineers within the industry.

Key Highlights and Ministerial Forum

A key highlight of the three-day event was the Big 5 Ministerial Forum, held under the patronage of H.E. Chaltu Sani, Minister of Urban and Infrastructure. Ministers from various offices came together to discuss the top challenges and opportunities for Ethiopia’s construction industry. They explored topics such as economic development led by the private sector, utilization of natural resources, readiness for industrial development, and the role of public-private partnerships (PPP). The discussions shed light on the country’s potential for growth and highlighted the importance of collaboration between the public and private sectors.

Exhibitors Showcase Confidence and Sign Deals

Big 5 Construct Ethiopia brought together 153 local and international exhibitors from 26 countries, making it a hub for showcasing the latest products, services, and technological innovations in the construction value chain. The event witnessed several deals being signed, with an estimated potential business of $161 million expected over the next 12 months. Exhibitors expressed confidence in Ethiopia’s construction market and its promising future.

Inspiring Visitors and Promoting Sustainability

The event garnered significant attention, attracting an impressive attendance of 8,344 individuals. Visitors praised the exhibition for providing technical knowledge and inspiring creative ideas within the construction sector. The free-to-attend CPD-certified talks offered valuable insights and optimism, drawing a diverse audience of engineers, architects, project managers, urban planners, and green building enthusiasts. The discussions covered a range of topics, including the importance of local contractors, heritage site protection, and sustainable infrastructure development.

Looking Ahead to Future Editions

Big 5 Construct Ethiopia demonstrated the success and opportunities in Ethiopia’s construction sector. It served as a dynamic platform for valuable networking opportunities, expertise exchange, and the exploration of future plans and ideas. Organizers are already looking ahead to next year’s edition, which is scheduled to take place from 16th to 18th May. Stay connected and stay tuned for the latest updates on Ethiopia’s construction industry.

For more information and updates about Big 5 Construct Ethiopia, visit the official website at

Source: with additional information added by Apazone

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