The first edition of The Big 5 Construct Nigeria is raising the country’s building and construction sector to international prominence.

This year, 100 companies from around the world are getting ready to gather at the Landmark Centre in Lagos from 9 to 11 September for Nigeria’s largest construction event ever. Here, they will present their most innovative products to over 5,000 Nigerian industry professionals who are expected to visit the show.

Confirmed brands include regional and global leaders like Palfinger, Cibes Lift, KELM, ABB, Philips, Crane, Eurotray, Tata, Hilti, and Magna Tyres. They will showcase hundreds of products for the booming Nigerian infrastructure and building sectors, offering high quality and cost effective solutions, without forgetting the growing importance of sustainability.

Eyeing the growing business opportunities in Africa’s most populous country, leading international brands are on the lookout for Nigerian partners at the much awaited Big 5 Construct Nigeria.

From Italy, Gianmarco Micheloni, Export Area Manager at IVR Spa, says: “At the event, we will be looking for a nationwide wholesaler able to promote and sell our products all over Nigeria.

Domo® Sports Grass, a worldwide expert in quality solutions for sports grounds from Belgium, will be presenting its artificial grass for sports applications, including soccer, rugby, tennis, and hockey.

The company’s Sales Manager for Africa, Yessine Ben Hamida, says: “Natural grass needs a lot of maintenance and water. Synthetic grass is therefore an optimal substitute for it.”

Companies from the United Arab Emirates will also take part in the exhibition. “Face to face meetings with clients are always better even in the era of new technology and online interactions,” says Tatyana Kim, Export Executive at the Dubai-based Aquagas Plastic Industries LLC.

Construction professionals will also be able to source sustainable products at the event. Rishit Dalal, Director of Projects & International Business, at Jaycee, a market leader from India, announces: “We will be showcasing our flagship product ‘CEMGUARD Fly Ash’ at The Big 5 Construct Nigeria.

Major Nigerian companies will also participate at The Big 5 Construct Nigeria.

KELM, which acts as local representative and partner for major Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEMs”), will be showcasing products from a wide range of brands, including ABB, Euro Tray, Nexan, Furse, BLUE Point Lighting, Vortice, Soler & Palau, Lowara, and Crane.

Another Nigerian company, Sehnaoui Plant Nigeria Ltd, will be presenting Elkon concrete batching plants, Putzmeister concrete pumps, Makkon cranes systems, Liebherr tower cranes, Blend continuous mixing plants, Miningland crushers, and Cadona block and interlock machines.

The Big 5 Construct Nigeria, organised by dmg events, is officially supported by the Nigerian Institute of Architects, the Nigerian Society of Engineers, the Surveyors Council of Nigeria, the African Association of Interior Designers, the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Association), the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, and the African Sustainable Energy Association (AFSEA).

The event will also offer 20 free and CPD-certified workshops presented by leading industry experts, covering technology & sustainability, affordable housing & architecture, and project management.

More information at www.thebig5constructnigeria.com