• From 7 to 9 November 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, the event will offer access to over 220 construction exhibitors and 40 free-to-attend and CPD certified industry leading education sessions.
  • The Big 5 Construct East Africa has received patronage from The Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing & Urban Development of Kenya.

Nairobi, November 1, 2018: Nairobi is set to host the Big 5 Construct East Africa expo, the official exhibition of the National Construction Week from November 7th - 9th 2018. The event is expected to bring over 220 exhibitors from more than 33 countries including Qatar, Germany, Turkey, France, Italy, China and Greece.

The top local and international construction brands such as JCB, Kumkang Kind, Sika, Hitachi, ESC, Valsir, Alumil and more will display the latest building innovations and solutions across the most prominent product sectors including: Building Interiors, Building Materials & Tools, Concrete & PMV, HVAC-R, and Building Services.

More than just an exhibition, The Big 5 Construct East Africa will host also the industries’ pioneers to present over 40 free-to-attend and CPD (continuing professional development) certified education sessions.

The workshops will cover popular topics under themes of Affordable Housing, Technology and Design in Building Construction, Project Management and Engineering, Sustainability in Construction and a dedicated series for Women in Construction and demolition.

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Organizers of the event, dmg events, have recently announced the patronage from the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing & Urban Development. Muhammed Kazi, Portfolio Director at dmg events says: “The Big 5 Construct East Africa is honored to receive support from the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing & Urban Development of Kenya as it returns to Nairobi for a second edition.”

He adds, “Kenya’s Vision 2030 and Big Four Agenda is increasing construction demands across a wealth of sectors and as a result we are pleased to say the event has grown by 20% this year. With over 220 exhibitors from more than 33 countries, we look forward to bringing the worldwide building community to Nairobi.”

Inaugural edition of The Big 5 Construct East Africa
Inaugural edition of The Big 5 Construct East Africa

Noticing the potential of Kenya’s affordable housing agenda, Stuart Turner Ltd will bring water boosting pumps from the U.K to Kenya. Conor Reeves, Export Business Development Manager says: “The Big 5 Construct East Africa exhibition offers a valuable opportunity for us to demonstrate our products and gain valuable feedback on product design and installation by talking directly to the developers, contractors and purchasing groups involved in the construction plans for the country.”

Concrete specialist at Jaycee (India) and speaker at the event, Robin De Beer concludes: “We believe the CPD program is vital as it always improves knowledge within the industry. The Big Construct East Africa is perfect for these sessions because it brings together many professionals and provides a large audience for dissemination of the latest market information.”

The National Construction Authority (NCA) and the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) say they will utilize the expo to educate Kenyans on the ‘necessary legal requirements’ for developers to avoid demolitions.

“The benefit of our talk at The Big 5 Construct East Africa is to help construction professionals better understand the reasoning behind the ongoing demolitions in Kenya. The NCA looks forward to providing our clients with the right advice at this event,” observed Eng. Stephen Mwilu, Manager of Regional Offices NCA.

The two government institutions observe that with some 4,000 buildings targeted for demolition in Kenya, there is urgent need for construction professionals to review the correct legal approval process as a means of safeguarding future projects and avoid losses occasioned by demolitions.

The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2018 enjoys accreditation from Engineers Board Kenya (EBK) and backing from industry heavyweights including Kenya Federation of Master Builders (KFMB), Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK), Town and Country Planners Association of Kenya (TCPAK), Women in Real Estate (WIRE), Kenya Investment Authority (KIA), Kenya Property Developers Association (KPDA), Interior Design Association of Kenya (IDAK), Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS), Association of Construction Managers of Kenya (ACMK), Project Experts Association of Kenya (PEAK) to name but a few.

Organised by dmg events, The Big 5 Construct East Africa is free to attend and will run from 10AM to 6PM daily at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (7 – 9 November 2018).

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

For more information on please contact:

Elisha Dessurne
Elisha Dessurne Public Relations Executive at dmg events


Event Updates
About The Big 5 Construct Kenya

5 - 7 November 2019 at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Kenya

Kenya's connection to the world of construction.

Organised by dmg events, The Big 5 Construct Kenya 2019 is the official exhibition of Kenya’s National Construction Week and East Africa's premier construction event. The event is part of The Big 5, the largest, most influential and renowned portfolio of construction industry exhibitions spanning the Middle East, India and South East Asia. In its 2018 second edition, the event welcomed more than 13,000 participants, and recorded a 70% increase in visitors. Present were 220 exhibitors, representing a total of 33 countries across 14 national pavilions 


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

Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT,, one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.