17 - 19 June 2025

11 AM - 7 PM

Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC)

Industry leaders emphasize the critical importance of transforming the construction and infrastructure industries on the opening day of Big 5 Construct Egypt

  • Day one hosted a high-profile government panel session featuring renowned speakers from the Ministry of Environment, Administrative Capital for Urban Development, Housing and Building National Research Center and others
  • Eng. Tarek Hamed Gewaily, Chairman, National Authority for Tunnels commented on modernizing the transport infrastructure for economic growth and societal development
  • Ambassadors from Ghana, Republic of Congo, Namibia, Cambodia, Republic of Malawi and Uganda tour Big 5 Construct Egypt on the opening day

Cario, Egypt | 26 June 2024

Egypt’s construction and infrastructure industries are witnessing a transformative era, marked by the development of new cities and mega projects. During the opening of the 6th edition of Big 5 Construct Egypt and the 2nd edition of the Egypt Infrastructure & Water Expo at the Egypt International Exhibition Centre, speakers from the public and private sectors underscored the critical importance of advancing sustainable development while supporting the growth of Egypt’s infrastructure to meet growing demands for new cities.

“Under the new action plan and working on accelerating the availability of education and government services, transportation and job opportunities as well as various financing options, people are now more encouraged to go and live in the new cities. There are 11.5 million people currently living in new cities in Egypt,” said Eng. Amr Khattab, Infrastructure General Manager, Egyptian Ministry of Housing, Minister’s Technical Office.

Fellow panelists Ali Badawy, Architecture Section Head, Administrative Capital for Urban Development; Dr. Karim Morsy, Advisor, Minister of Environment – Egypt and Dr. Ashraf Kamal, Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Urban Economics, Housing and Building National Research Center reiterated on the improved infrastructure and connectivity across cities, citing the New Administrative Capital as a new benchmark for urban development.

During his session, Dr. Eng. Tarek Hamed Gewaily, Chairman, National Authority for Tunnels stressed on the importance of modernizing the transport infrastructure for economic growth and societal development.

The opening day was also strongly supported by international government representatives, welcoming H.E. Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Ambassador of Greece to Egypt; H.E. Mr. UK Sarun, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Cambodia; H.E. Ms. Catherine Nurujean Kunje, Ambassador, Embassy of The Republic of Malawi in Cairo; Major-General Vilio H. Hifindaka, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Namibia in Egypt, Eritrea, Kuwait, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen; General Charles Angina, Ambassador of Uganda to Egypt; Samuel Sellassie Sevor, Minister Counsellor – Ghana Embassy in Egypt; Periklis Davanelos, Minister Counsellor Embassy of Greece; Tola Nay Mobinga, Minister Counsellor - Embassy of the Republic of Congo in Egypt as well as delegations from companies such as Innovo, Al-Ayuni, Dar Al Riyadh and Nesma & Partners.

This year, Big 5 Construct Egypt and Egypt Infrastructure & Water Expo brought together more than 300 exhibitors from around the world, with five international pavilions showcasing renowned companies from China, Greece, Germany, Italy and Türkiye.

“Exhibiting at Big 5 Construct Egypt allowed international companies to engage with Egyptian counterparts and explore potential collaborations, joint ventures, and knowledge sharing through three days of exhibition. As part of the event, we hosted international delegations on a tour of the New Administrative Capital, showcasing opportunities in Egypt’s construction sector, which boasts multi-billion-dollar pipeline of new and upcoming projects,” said Mehtap Gursoy, Portfolio Director – Construction, dmg events.

In addition to insightful dialogues, the events feature a diverse range of companies showcasing latest technology-enabled displays, live product demonstrations and innovative solutions that could revolutionize the design, building and delivery processes.

Knauf Egypt, a leading manufacturer of modern construction systems and solutions, showcased its innovative products at Big 5 Construct Egypt. The company’s technical experts’ team conducting live demonstrations and a session to showcase green building revolution. Commenting on the company’s participation this year, Mohamed Abdel Rasoul, General Manager of Knauf Egypt said: “Our participation in the Big 5 Construct Egypt exhibition comes from our belief in the importance of this event as an ideal platform to showcase our latest products and integrated solutions in the field of construction.”

“As Egypt positions itself as a regional hub for construction excellence, the events stand as a testament to the country's commitment to modernizing the built environment,” concluded Gursoy.

The event is sponsored by Diamond Sponsor – Amiantit, Silver Sponsor: Tabreed, Lanyard Sponsor: Hassan Allam Holding and Session Sponsor: International Code Council (ICC).

Big 5 Construct Egypt and co-located Egypt Infrastructure & Water Expo are free to attend. Trade and construction professionals over the age of 18 can register at:

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About Big 5 Construct Egypt 

Big 5 Construct Egypt is back in its 6th edition, from 25 -27 June 2024 at the Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC) in Cairo. It is the largest and most influential construction industry event bringing together local, regional, and international construction and infrastructure community in Egypt.

Launched in 2018, the editions have been held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Moustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and is the only construction show endorsed by the Egyptian Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities.

With a focus on delivering value to attendees, Big 5 Construct Egypt provides an unrivaled opportunity to discover the latest products and services, compare and evaluate them, and make informed purchasing decisions. The event brings together leading suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors to showcase their innovative solutions in building materials, machinery, equipment, software, and more.

Admission is free for pre-registered trade and industry professionals. To know more, visit


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