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THE BIG 5 CONSTRUCT NORTH AFRICA IN MOROCCO – Ι

10-12 April 2018, Parc des Expositions de l´Office des Changes,
Casablanca, Morocco (I)

I. THE EXHIBITION

Manufacturers and distributors of innovative construction products are coming to Morocco from 10 – 12 April 2018 at the Parc Des Expositions De L’Office Des Changes in Casablanca.

The Big 5 Construct North Africa is a 3 day event being held from 10th to 12th April 2018 at the Parc Des Expositions De L’Office Des Changes (CICEC) in Casablanca, Morocco. This event showcases products like Building Services Concrete & Related Products Construction Tools Conveying Systems Decorative Products Electrical Systems Landscaping Products & Services Marble, Ceramic & Stone Metal, Steel &Aluminium Plumbing & Water Technology PMV (Plant Machinery Vehicles) Bathrooms, Kitchens & Sanitaryware etc.

With more products than ever before, attendees of the exhibition can choose to source products from 170+ Moroccan and international companies and their construction technologies under one roof in Casablanca.
So far confirmed exhibiting countries include Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, India & China to name a few.

Using an extensive network of innovative product suppliers, education experts, top construction personalities in the region participating, the exhibition helps in finding the right products for the right projects.

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TOP 5 REASON FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE BIG 5 COSTRUCT NORTH AFRICA

1. Discover the latest product innovations
Participants will learn about new trends, find the latest local and international products and will quiz their manufacturers about how they might help in your next project.
2. Meet with current and new suppliers
In addition they will find the right products for your projects with over 170 international suppliers that will exhibit at the event.
3. Attend free educational workshops
40 workshops will be presented by industry experts on the latest skills and technologies of the construction industry. Topics will include Affordable Housing, Sustainability, BIM, Project Management and more.
4. Get certified with our free CPD accreditation
The CPD (continuing professional development) certified workshops are fundamental for visitors looking to improve their industry credentials.
5. Network with the industry
The participants will have the opportunity to network with 4,000+ key professionals in the industry and make new business relationships.

WHY EXHIBIT

Participating in the show will establish a strong presence in North Africa and a growing market. The formula is simple but proven. The show will bring together influential decision-makers from the region and beyond for three days of business that are guaranteed to generate sales leads.
Besides this, using a network of over 20 international agents supported by local on-the-ground office expertise, a dedicated marketing and database team, The Big 5 Construct North Africa offers direct access to thousands of architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors and real estate developers actively seeking new and groundbreaking construction products.
Hundreds of construction buyers will attend to source the latest and greatest in construction innovation. Attendees include architects, project managers, interior designers, procurement managers and more.

VENUE

Parc des Expositions de l´Office des Changes – (CICEC),
Route d’El Jadida km 7,5. 20000 – Casablanca, Morocco
Tel: +212 5 37 27 75 25. Web Site: http://www.oc.gov.ma/portal/

ORGANIZERS

dmg :: events Middle East, Asia & Africa
5th Floor, The Palladium, Cluster C, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, P.O. Box 33817, Dubai, UAE
Tel:+971 4 4380355, +971 4 4380361, website: https://www.dmgeventsme.com/

dmg events is an International exhibition and publishing company, dmg events produces market-leading exhibitions and conferences for the global energy, construction, coatings, hospitality and interior design industries.
dmg events is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), one of the largest listed media companies in the UK. It manages over 80 events in up to 25 countries each year and is currently active in North America, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. Founded in 1989, dmg events organises more than 50 events across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America and Europe. Some of its leading brands including The Big 5 portfolio of construction events, INDEX – the Middle East’s largest event for the interior design industry and The Hotel Show, the longest running and most important event for the hospitality industry.

For more information: Eric Chan: ericchan@dmgeventsme.com and Meryem Haddadi: MeryemHaddadi@dmgeventsme.com

WHO VISITS – VISITORS PROFILE

The visitor profile covers the entire ambit of the construction, architecture and design industry which includes contractors, architects, interior designers, project managers, mechanical and electrical engineers, structural and civil engineers, lighting consultants, HVAC consultants, procurement and purchase heads and so on. In a nutshell, all the industry professionals who are involved in the commissioning, design and completion of a project will stand to gain from The Big 5 Construct North Africa 2018.

floorplan of exhibition

EXHIBITS ON DISPLAY BY SECTOR

1.  Building Interiors
Marble, Ceramic & Stone, Surface & finishes, Kitchen & Bathroom, Lighting, Sealants, Adhesives & Coatings, Flooring

2.  Building Materials & Tools
Construction Tools, Machinery & Equipment, Metal & Steel, Wood, Plastic & Composite, Aluminum

3.  MEP Services
Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning, Plumbing & Water Technology, Electrical Systems, Security & Fire Protection, Solar Energy

4.  Concrete & PMV
Foam work & Scaffolding, Precast Concrete, Cement, Construction Equipment & Machinery, Construction Chemical

5.  Windows, Doors & Facades
Aluminum Composite Panel, Windows, Doors, Aluminum Machinery, Glass & Glazing, Powder Coatings, Sun protection systems

Morocco in the top ten economies in Africa. Its growth includes need of construction materials.

THE BIG 5 PORTOFOLIO

For more than three decades The Big 5 has gone from strength to strength, to evolve into the largest, most influential and renowned portfolio of construction industry events spanning the Middle East, India and South East Asia.
The Big 5 network now includes more than 300,000 suppliers and buyers of construction products from 120 countries worldwide.
Continuing to evolve and expand into new territories from its UAE origins to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, India, Indonesia, East Africa, North Africa and Egypt, the portfolio has also hosted specialised events for the concrete, PMV, stone, HVAC, solar, glass and facilities management sectors.
Not merely large-scale exhibitions, each individual showcase includes a series of free-to-attend educational events plus certified training workshops for the vital exchange of country-specific knowledge and industry best practice.

Exhibition

MOROCCO AND THE E.U.

Morocco has close and privilege relations with the European Union. It is part of the EuroMed Partnership (1), the southern branch of European Neighborhood Policy (2).
As member of the ENP/EMP cooperates with E.U. in a wide range of sectors and activities which are financed by the European Neighborhood Instrument. The cooperation between E.U. and  the Kingdom of Morocco began back in 1976 with a co-operation agreement , which was replaced by the EU-Morocco Association Agreement signed in Brussels, on 26 February 1996 and  entered into force on 1 March, 2000 (3).
The framework of those privilege relations and cooperation are described in details in the E.U. – Morocco Action Plan signed in Brussels between the parts on 9 December 2013 (4) and the Single Support Framework (SSF) 2014 – 2017(5).

THE COUNTRY

The Kingdom of Morocco, as it is officially named, lies in the Northwest edge of Africa, being one of the Maghreb countries. It covers an area of 446,550 km2. The population according to the 2014 census is 33,850,000.
Morocco is a member of the U.N.O. but also participates in other regional and political organizations too, such as the Arab League, the OIC (Organization for the Islamic Cooperation) and the UMA (Arab Maghreb Union), to name some main ones.

TANGER Bank Of Africa

MOROCCO’S ECONOMY

Morocco’s economy is considered a relatively liberal one, governed by the law of supply and demand. Since 1993, the country has followed a policy of privatization of certain economic sectors which used to be in the hands of the government.  Morocco has become a major player in the African economic affairs, and is the 5th African economy by GDP (PPP). Morocco was ranked the 1st African country by the Economist Intelligence Unit’quality-of-life index, ahead of South Africa. However, Morocco has since then slipped into fourth place behind Egypt, but ahead of Angola (6).
For additional information regarding the Moroccan economy, please check the IMF survey titled Moroccan Economy on the Right Track (7) and  The  World Bank Morocco Overview, dated 30 September 2015 (8).
In 2011, the Moroccan government introduced a series of reforms to improve the overall competitiveness of its economy and to encourage foreign entities to continue to invest in Morocco. The increased competitiveness will underpin Morocco’s continuing economic growth and contribute to furthering Moroccan infrastructure development. In 2014, Morocco was the third-largest recipient of foreign investment in Africa, and the country is expected to remain attracting infrastructure investment because of its economic progress.
Fast forward to 2015, the Moroccan government introduced a new public private partnership (PPP) law to take further steps to help organizations to invest in Morocco and facilitate the development of infrastructure projects. This new law is facilitating continued Moroccan infrastructure building, particularly in the energy and transportation sectors. It is also encouraging PPP funding arrangements in the new areas of health and education, along with ongoing infrastructure development in areas such as highways, airport and port extensions and railways. (9)

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DATA RECEIVED FROM:

https://www.thebig5constructeastafrica.com/ 
www.dmgeventsme.com
www.dmgt.com
www.bncnetwork.net
http://www.apsaidal.com/the-big-5-construct-north-africa-2018/
https://10times.com/big-construct-north-africa

ADDITIONAL DATA:

(1) http://www.enpi-info.eu/medportal/content/340/About%20the%20EuroMed%20Partnership
(2) http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/neighbourhood/overview/index_en.htm
(3) http://www.enpi-info.eu/main.php?id=27348&id_type=1
(4) http://eeas.europa.eu/enp/pdf/pdf/action_plans/morocco_enp_ap_final_en.pdf
(5) http://eeas.europa.eu/
(6) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Morocco
(7) http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/survey/so/2015/CAR022315A.htm
(8) http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/morocco/overview
(9) https://www.thebig5constructnorthafrica.com/

Kallirroi  Pavlakou
International News and Markets

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