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About The Big 5 Construct Kenya



The Big 5 Construct Kenya is the most important building and construction event in Kenya. Launched in 2017, the event is held under the patronage of the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works and its Cabinet Secretary, Hon. James Wainaina Macharia.

For three consecutive days at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, we connect suppliers with quality buyers promoting innovation, sharing cutting edge knowledge, and accelerating business.  In 2021, the event also runs alongside the first edition of the Kenya Glass, catering to the needs of the Kenyan glass sector.

A platform where stakeholders come together to drive forward Kenya government’s objectives, the event offers a wide scope of product showcases across five dedicated product sectors and three newly introduced co-located events. More than just an exhibition, it also offers an extensive CPD-certified educational program, which supports the development of construction professionals while boosting the industry’s recovery efforts in a safe and convenient environment.

The Big 5 Construct Kenya is the high quality, safe, face-to-face event bringing The Big 5 brand’s 40+ years’ experience and success to Kenya’s bustling construction and infrastructure projects market, which is expected to reach a total value of USD 6.9 billion by 2027.


The Big 5 Construct Kenya 2019 in numbers

Our story

Established in 1979 in Dubai, the trading hub between East and West, over the past four decades The Big 5 has enabled partnerships, advanced knowledge, and industry best practices, while serving as the gateway for international companies to access emerging markets.

Year after year, the event has facilitated trade and brought thousands of innovative products to the Middle East region and beyond, helping construction professionals thrive through face-to-face connections.

Continuing to evolve and expand into new territories from its UAE origins to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Africa, the portfolio has also developed specialised events for the landscape, concrete, PMV, stone, HVAC R, solar, glass, windows, doors & facades, and facilities management sectors.

Today, The Big 5 portfolio of events attracts over 100,000 participants, supporting real estate developers, architects, contractors, engineers, consultants, manufacturers, and distributors to excel with their projects and be ready for this new and very different era.

Our mission

Our mission is to unite the global construction community and provide leading-edge innovation, knowledge, and business opportunities for industry stakeholders to connect, grow, and succeed.

We believe in accelerating progress in the construction industry to support economic growth and promote a healthier and more sustainable built environment around the world.

How can you participate?

Meet high profile decision-makers from private and government sectors, place your products directly in the hands of buyers, and provide a powerful sales message to potential clients. Visit an event packed with expert-led content, knowledge leaders, and the latest products that will drive your business forward.

Our Sponsors, Partners and Supporters

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