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  • The National Construction Week brings together key events including the flagship conference ICoRCE, and official exhibition, The Big 5 Construct East Africa.
  • Exhibition and Conference showcase the latest building solutions and leading industry insight from 7-9 November at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre.

The National Construction Week series of events has been officially opened today at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre by Prof. Paul Maringa, Principal Secretary State Department of Public Works Designed to promote and uplift the construction industry in Kenya. The week brings together two major events, the International Construction Research Conference and Exhibition (ICoRCE) and The Big 5 Construct East Africa.

Prof. Paul Maringa, Principal Secretary State Department of Public Works remarks on the industry: “Kenya’s slot in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Report 2019 is at an impressive 61, up 19 spots from last year. The country’s economy is predicted to be the largest growing in Africa in a few short years, overtaking South Africa, Mauritius and Rwanda. This event is critical to the industry calendar, allowing us to highlight innovative solutions to existing gaps which will continue to propel the economy even higher.”
He then adds: “We cannot under estimate the importance of construction research. Currently, the Ministry is finalising the Construction Industry Policy in order to harness the full potential of the legal and institutional framework, echoing the theme of this year’s ICoRCE.”

The flagship conference of National Construction Week, ICoRCE is organized by NCA and this year runs under the theme “Harnessing the Potential of the Legal & Institutional Framework for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in the Construction Industry”.

Eng. Maurice Akech, Vice Chairperson NCA comments: “The National Construction Authority’s overall mandate to oversee the construction industry and coordinate its development means that research remains a top priority, in order to not only keep up with emerging trends but leverage on them to attain continuous growth.”

Official Exhibition of National Construction Week and international expo heavyweight, The Big 5 Construct East Africa returns alongside ICoRCE under the theme “Technology and Development”.

Chris Kilbee, Senior Vice President at organisers dmg events, comments: “Our theme this year captures the tone of construction in Kenya, and our exhibitors are eager to work with local companies to meet the ambitious building demands across the nation.”
He adds: “The Big 5 Construct East Africa launched in 2016 as the official exhibition of the inaugural Kenya National Construction Week, and now in 2018 returns 20% larger.”

The free access event is bringing over 220 exhibitors from more than 33 countries to showcase the latest building innovations and products to the local market. In addition, it will host industry pioneers to present over 40 free-to-attend and CPD (continuing professional development) certified education sessions.

To know more about The Big 5 Construct East Africa, visit

To know more about ICoRCE, visit

For more information, please contact:

Elisha Dessurne
Elisha Dessurne Content and Public Relations Manager, dmg events


About The Big 5 Construct Kenya

24 – 26 November 2021 - Sarit Expo Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

Connecting the construction industry  in Kenya

Organised by dmg events, The Big 5 Construct Kenya 2021 is part of The Big 5, the largest, most influential and renowned portfolio of construction industry exhibitions spanning the Middle East and Africa. In its 2019 third edition, the event welcomed more than 12,500 visitors, to benefit from 210 exhibitors, representing a total of 26 countries.


About dmg events

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit