26 - 28 June 2025

Millennium Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

About Big 5 Construct Ethiopia


Ethiopia's largest construction event

Big 5 Construct Ethiopia (formerly Addisbuild) is Ethiopia's longest-running building and construction exhibition. Acquired by dmg events in 2020, it brings together influential decision-makers from the region and beyond at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa. The event is officially endorsed by the Ethiopian Ministry of Urban and Infrastructure.

Responding to the pressing demand to support construction businesses and drive growth through a high-quality, face-to-face event, we connect suppliers with quality buyers, promoting innovation, sharing cutting-edge knowledge and accelerating business.

More than just an exhibition, Big 5 Construct Ethiopia also offers an extensive range of certified Big 5 Talks sessions and brings Big 5 brand’s 40+ years’ of experience and success to one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and Ethiopia’s bustling construction and infrastructure projects market.


Be a part of the event

Meet high profile decision-makers from private and government sectors, place your products directly in the hands of buyers, and provide a powerful sales message to potential clients. Visit an event packed with expert-led content, knowledge leaders, and the latest products that will drive your business forward.

Our Mission

“Our mission is to unite the global construction community and provide leading-edge innovation, knowledge, and business opportunities for industry stakeholders to connect, grow, and succeed.

We believe in accelerating progress in the construction industry to support economic growth and promote a healthier and more sustainable built environment around the world.”

Our Story

Established in 1979 in Dubai, the trading hub between East and West, over the past four decades Big 5 has enabled partnerships, advanced knowledge, and industry best practices while serving as the gateway for international companies to access emerging markets.

Year after year, the event has facilitated trade and brought thousands of innovative products to the Middle East region and beyond, helping construction professionals thrive through face-to-face connections.

Continuing to evolve and expand into new territories from its UAE origins to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Africa, the portfolio has also developed specialized events for HVAC R, facilities management, landscape, concrete, stone, solar, windows, doors & facades, and glass sectors.

Today, Big 5 portfolio of events attract over 100,000 participants, supporting real estate developers, architects, contractors, engineers, consultants, manufacturers, and distributors to excel with their projects and be ready for this new and very different era.