Arabian Fiberglass Insulation Co. (AFICO), participated in the sixth annual International Building and Construction Show, “The Big 5 Saudi 2016,” which was opened by Jeddah Municipality Mayor Dr. Hani Mohammad Aburas. The show was held at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events from March 7 to 10, 2016.
Since its launch in February 2011, the Big 5 Saudi has seen unprecedented success and has increased in size as a result, with an additional purpose-built hall and outdoor area. More than 16,000 visitors and more than 500 exhibitors from 35 countries participated in this year’s event. The Saudi construction market is likely to continue to increase in size as the country plans to invest US$806 billion in upcoming projects, from now until 2030.
On-site representatives from the AFICO businesses reported brisk activity on each day of the event. Current customers came to the stands to check on new developments and renew connections, while many potential clients took the opportunity to become acquainted with the company’s total insulation solutions. Attendees included contractors, consultants and construction professionals from the entire GCC region as well as Saudi Arabia.
Exhibitors showcased the latest products and technologies to support the more efficient and sustainable construction drive by the Kingdom. Visitors who attended the show gained knowledge from the many workshops and seminar series, which provided professionals with the training needed to progress within their careers.
The success of the show is testimony to Saudi Arabia’s commitment to investing in and building a sustainable nation that will ultimately benefit the economy. The Big 5 Saudi has become the leading international building and construction event in the country. The event provides a platform for experts across the industry to exchange knowledge and showcase their products and services in one of the world’s most buoyant construction markets.