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The Big 5 Kuwait 2013 attracts over 260 exhibitors

Delegates from 25 countries participate

| | Oct 15, 2013 | 10:31 pm
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Delegates from 25 countries participate

H.E. Minister of Public Works and Minister of Electricity and Water, Abdul Aziz Al Ibrahim officially inaugurated The Big 5 Kuwait 2013 on September 16 at the Kuwait International Fair, with over 260 exhibitors from 25 countries providing building solutions to those attending the event. Announcing this, dmg Events, organisers of The Big 5 Kuwait, said that the trade fair saw product launches, new technologies, Sustainable Design & Construction Conference, a certified LEED training workshop, a “How to Trade in Kuwait” seminar for international companies, and opportunities to network with professionals from across the industry.

oct2013-region02Alongside the launch of the exhibition, construction professionals had the opportunity to gain their USGBC LEED 201 Workshop: Core Concepts and Strategies certificate, which combined theory with practical application, showing participants ways in which they can incorporate LEED strategies into their own business, the announcement added.

Commenting on the LEED 201 workshop, Mario Seneviratne, the workshop facilitator and USGBC LEED Fellow, said, “The LEED workshop is the most important class for anyone who wants to understand sustainability and sustainable buildings. Our goal here is to simplify the use of LEED in buildings.”

Andy White, Group Event Director for The Big 5, said: “The Big 5 Kuwait is a sell-out for its launch, with 12 national pavilions participating in the three-day exhibition, bringing together renowned brands from the building and construction world.”

According to the event organisers, taking advantage of event were exhibitors like the France-based Haulotte Group, a people and material lifting equipment specialist, who promoted their full range of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, including the newly launched telescopic boom; Reynaers Middle East, a Bahrain-based supplier of sustainable aluminium solutions for windows, doors, curtain walling, sliding systems, sun screening and conservatories, which unveiled a new range of “green handles”; and Ecotherm, the Austrian-based company dealing in individual solar, hotwater and steam systems, which presented its products and solutions for hotels, hospitals and industry.

The outdoor arena saw live demonstrations throughout the day, which included concrete cutting, drilling machinery and fire suppression and protection equipment, dmg Events claimed. Companies exhibiting at the outdoor arena, added the organiser, included Kuwait-based Instant Access, which displayed their range of branded and award-winning construction equipment available for sale or rent.

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