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Big 5 Digital Festival Africa to kick off on July 21

July 8, 2020

The first-ever Big 5 Digital Festival Africa, a new online platform powered by The Big 5, the largest portfolio of construction events in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, will be held from July 21 to 22, to bring together thousands of construction professionals for two days of networking, learning, and business-making in Africa.

The digital event, the first of its kind supporting the infrastructure and construction communities across the continent, aims to build resiliency, boost the industry’s recovery efforts, and help plan ahead for the post-Covid-19 era, connecting businesses and professionals in a safe and convenient way.

According to experts the move is timely as the global pandemic and restrictions over travel and gatherings are posing unprecedented challenges to businesses, and the building and construction industry is no exception.

Technology and event organisers’ experience are bridging the physical gap, providing viable solutions to overcome at least some of today’s pressing issues, they stated.

One hundred providers of construction solutions from around the globe will present their latest products across the two days of the event, they added.

Africa business intelligence provider ABiQ said the goal was to establish new business relationships and reinforce the supply chain’s resiliency in a market, the African one, where infrastructure spent in 2021 is expected to increase by 10.8% YoY.

Beyond innovative product demonstrations, The Big 5 Digital Festival Africa will deliver insight, inspiration, and direction through a broad education agenda.

With an emphasis on business continuity, infrastructure development and investments, digitalisation, governance, and sustainability, the event’s program provides on-point information and intelligence to industry players already active or interested in entering the African market, said the report.

Confirmed speakers include Ministerial representatives as well as thought leaders from across Africa and beyond.

Muhammed Kazi, Vice President at dmg events, the organisers of The Big 5 Digital Festival Africa, said: 'We are thrilled to leverage on our 40 years long experience as organisers of construction events to launch a digital platform serving the African and global construction community during these unprecedented times.'

'The Big 5 Digital Festival Africa aims to help infrastructure and construction stakeholders in Africa reconnect again through over 15 hours of quality networking opportunities, join forces, get inspired, and envision novel solutions for the industry’s future,' he added.


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