National Construction Week Underway in Nairobi as Kenya Moves to Attract Investors and Propel Country’s Economic Growth

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National Construction Week, an annual event bringing together over 220 exhibitors from more than 33 countries, is well underway in Nairobi, Kenya.

The affair, which is described as an Exhibition and Conference, showcases the latest building solutions and leading industry insights this November at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi.

Exhibitors are looking to display and reveal the latest building innovations and products to the local market. In addition, it will host industry pioneers to present over 40 free-to-attend and CPD (continuing professional development) certified education sessions.

This year’s edition of National Construction Week’s series of events was officially opened by Prof. Paul Maringa, Kenya’s Principal Secretary for the State Department of Public Works.

“Kenya’s slot in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Report 2019 is at an impressive 61, up 19 spots from last year,” Prof. Maringa commented following the opening this week.

“The country’s economy is predicted to be the largest growing in Africa in a few short years, overtaking South Africa, Mauritius and Rwanda. This event is critical to the industry calendar, allowing us to highlight innovative solutions to existing gaps which will continue to propel the economy even higher,” he added.

“We cannot underestimate the importance of construction research. Currently, the Ministry is finalising the Construction Industry Policy in order to harness the full potential of the legal and institutional framework, echoing the theme of this year’s ICoRCE,” Prof. Maringa continued.

The affair is designed to promote and uplift the construction industry in Kenya.

“Our theme this year captures the tone of construction in Kenya,” said Chris Kilbee, Senior Vice President at organisers dmg events, a leading organiser of face-to-face events and one of the affair’s organisers.

He stated that exhibitors are eager to work with local companies to meet ambitious building demands across the nation.

National Construction Week brings together key events including the International Construction Research Conference and Exhibition (ICoRCE), and an official exhibition known as The Big 5 Construct East Africa, a high-profile event that connects buyers and suppliers in construction in the largest expo in the region.

The Big 5 Construct East Africa 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.


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