FILE - Egypt's Minister of Trade and Industry Amr Nassar
CAIRO - 4 April 2019: Minister of Trade and Industry Amr Nassar on Thursday said Cairo's hosting of the Big 5 Construct Egypt for the second year in a row, reflects the high interest showed by DMG Events company in the Egyptian market, which he hailed as one of the key regional markets in the construction industry.
He made the remarks at a meeting with First Vice President of DMG Events Chris Kilbee and his accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed the latest preparations for hosting the second edition of the Big 5 Construct Egypt at Egypt International Exhibition Center from September 2 to 4.
The show includes eight main sectors that cover construction materials, construction machinery and equipment, mechanics, electricity, health engineering, doors and windows, building facades, finishes, air conditioning systems and concrete work, the minister said.
Nasar told Kilbee the construction sector is one of the country's key exporting sectors, as it enjoys significant competitive advantages and has a great opportunity to get access to regional and global markets.
For his part, Kilbee said the second edition of the Big 5 Construct Egypt will see a high participation of around 300 world exhibitors from Egypt, the UK, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, France, Turkey, Spain, China, Canada and Switzerland.
The exhibition is aimed at attracting international buyers into the Egyptian market, which in turn could contribute to boosting Egypt's construction industry, the senior DMG Events official added.