The Ministerial Forum is going to be top feature of this year Big 5 Construct Ethiopia, the organisers have said.

The invite-only forum welcomes ministers from several ministry offices just as the Big 5 Construct Ethiopia industry talks will cover technology, project management, architecture, design, and sustainability across the three days of the exhibition

Apart from the forum, highlight at this year’s Big 5 Construct Ethiopia where the landscape of the local construction industry alongside potential, policies, projects and business opportunities for the international community, will be debated among ministers from several ministry offices across the country.

The forum seeks to bolster resilience in the Ethiopian construction sector, poised for exciting growth.

Similarly, not less than 20 CPD-certified industry talks with insights on trends and opportunities in the local construction sector will feature at the conference. The talk is on a range of topics across construction, project management, architecture and design, sustainability, technology and engineering.

In the same vein, not less than 130 exhibitors from over 24 countries will showcase their latest trends, products and innovations in construction.

In a statement made available to Maritime Bits, the organizers said for access to opportunities in the industry as well as key products, services and local and international stakeholders within Ethiopia’s thriving construction landscape, Big 5 Construct Ethiopia is not to be missed and brings together 6,000+ construction, building and infrastructure professionals, representing at least 24 different countries under one roof.  

High-profile speakers in attendance include Dr. Denamo Addissie Nuramo, Assistant Professor, Addis Ababa University; Daniel Getachew, Director Structural Engineering, ZIAS A+E; Lieutenant Colonel Federico Zepponi, Responsible for the Operational Department of the Carabinieri Command for Labour Protection in Rome (IT), Carabinieri Corp.; Eng. Yonas Ayalew Tessema, CEO, ECWC; Biruk Berhanu, Managing Director, Universal Construction; Robel Tsegaye, CEO, EEIG Construction; Eng Dawit Kebede, CEO, Afro European Engineers; Yemisrach Molla, Project Manager, Turner and Townsend; Eng. Brook Anteneh, Vice President, EACE; and Minassie Aytenfisu, Architect, Partner and Principal, BIGAR.

The organisers added that attendees at the industry talks will discover bright ideas at every step of the construction process, from inception to completion.

“Be inspired by the innovations in architecture, sustainable infrastructure development, and the maturity model for Ethiopian construction project management through various panel discussions. Learn the top tricks for efficient project management in the built environment and gain insights on construction from the real estate industry, among other hot topics of interest. Access a diverse set of industry-knowledge across the three-day event, covering emerging trends within the sector, challenges in industrial construction, ideas for conservation and more,” said Ben Greenish, Senior Vice President at dmg events.

Maritime Bits had reported that Big 5 Construct Ethiopia formerly known as AddisBuild is in its eleventh year and now runs within a global portfolio of construction events organized by dmg events. Ethel Events and Communications is the local partner working with dmg events on Big 5 Construct Ethiopia.  

According to the organisers, attendees can look forward to hearing from industry experts, including Daniel Getachew, Director of Structural Engineering at ZIAS A+E; Ayenew Yihune, Lecturer and Researcher at the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University; Eng. Wendweson Girma, MOSHA, Regional Admin. OSH Association Ethiopia Region; Endale Shiferaw, Chapter President, PMI Ethiopia Chapter; and Eng. Tesfaye Workneh, Managing Director, United Consulting Engineer Plc. (UNICONE PLC), among other prominent names.              

Eng. Dawit Benti, Chair of Architecture and Design at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC) will be discussing the framework for heritage management and reconstruction in Addis Ababa.

“We have the opportunity to improve the status quo and revive our older infrastructure, while building resilience for the future,” said Benti. 

“The event will provide a unique platform for influential decision-makers, experts and thought leaders to share the latest trends and insights on all construction matters. Expect to see state-of-the-art products and technologies that can future proof and transform the construction industry in Ethiopia,” added Greenish.

They noted that continuous professional development is crucial in an industry like construction, where new trends can positively disrupt the way of working and elevate the output in the industry.

Continuing, they said the Big 5 Construct Ethiopia will represent the full spectrum of the construction industry, from building services to smart construction, solar, building interiors, finishes, materials, tools and more.

The conference is supported by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), ABiQ, EACE and OSH Association.

Already, the Ethiopian Ministry of Urban and Infrastructure has endorsed the show for its dedication to boosting the local construction sector and Ethiopian Construction Works Corporation (ECWC) is working as a strategic partner with the organizers.

“We look forward to welcoming visitors to this year’s Big 5 Construct Ethiopia. The event features a wealth of expertise and innovation across three days of business, networking and education that will merge all and everyone in construction,” Greenish concluded.

“The Big 5 Construct Ethiopia takes place from 18-20 May 2023 at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and is free to attend for industry professionals. To register, visit”, the organisers added.


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