26 - 28 June 2025

Millennium Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Big 5 Construct Ethiopia returns for 2nd edition solidifying continued business growth amid evolving construction sector opportunities

  • Returning to Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa, the event is once again endorsed by Ethiopia’s Ministry for Urban and Infrastructure.
  • The event to connect 145 local and international exhibitors with over 9,000 construction professionals and potential buyers.
  • CPD-certified industry talks introduce infrastructure as a new theme alongside sustainability, project management, technology, engineering and architecture and design.

 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | 24th April 2024: Ethiopia’s economy is set for immense growth driven by investment, manufacturing, industrial development and exports, most of which centre around a burgeoning construction sector, valued at $41bn (Source: ABiQ).To capitalize on the opportunities generated by these sectors, the 2nd edition of Big 5 Construct Ethiopia will take place at the Millennium Hall, Addis Ababa in Ethiopia from 30 May – 1 June 2024.

“Ethiopia is currently home to major construction and infrastructure projects representing healthy activity in the built environment. Supporting this upswing in the industry, Big 5 Construct Ethiopia will unify the full spectrum of the construction value chain where regional and international companies showcase their expertise and tap into the country’s considerable and wide-ranging opportunities,” said Ben Greenish, Senior Vice President - Construction at dmg events. “The event unites leading industry players by facilitating business and supporting the industry as it aligns with the nation’s ambitious Vision 2025 goals.”

Endorsed by Ethiopia’s Ministry for Urban and Infrastructure, the event is tailor-made for contractors, developers, consultants, architects, project managers, civil engineers, designers, urban planners, sustainability engineers, procurement managers and more, with over 9,000 attendees expected this year.

Ethiopia is currently engaged in large-scale construction and infrastructure projects, including the $4bn Addis Ababa International Airport expansion project, the $1.9bn mixed-use development, La Gare and the $681mn 70-storey Mesob Tower.


With a growing construction sector driven by these projects and developments, Big 5 Construct Ethiopia presents ten diversified product sectors. These include Building Materials; Building Interiors & Finishes; Construction Tools & Personal Protection Equipment; Digital Construction Products & Services; Heavy Construction Equipment, Machinery & Vehicles; HVAC R Products, Technologies & Services; MEP Services; Solar Products, Technologies & Services; Urban Design & Landscape Products, Technologies & Services and Windows, Doors & Façades/ Special Construction.

Among the 150 exhibitors this year from 19 countries, there are first time exhibitors, including Jotun Paints, a specialist in paint and coatings; Germany’s EJOT, a fastener manufacturer for the construction industry; Bostik, France-based manufacturer and distributor of sealants; plastics manufacturer, Araib Factory for Industry from Saudi Arabia and Roofings Middle East, a leading fabricator of pre-engineered steel buildings and cladding products from the UAE.



Commenting on their participation, Tariq Al-Qanni, Director of Operations DR Congo, Ethiopia, and Uganda at Dar Al-Handash Consultants, a consulting firm working across engineering, architecture, planning, and project management and the Gold Sponsor of Big 5 Construct Ethiopia said: “For the second year in a row, Dar will be sponsoring and participating in the Big 5 Construct Ethiopia. As the local and regional construction industry seeks to become safer, more agile, more sustainable, and more resource-efficient, our teams are eager to share Dar’s expertise and experience in implementing digital technologies and innovative design and construction practices.”

Country pavilions this year will feature Ethiopia, Italy, Türkiye, United Arab Emirates and China presenting the latest in construction trends.

Once again, this year Big 5 Construct Ethiopia will be accompanied by 22 CPD-certified Big 5 Talks with 28+ speakers in attendance, providing ample opportunity for visitors to discover the latest trends and highlights in the construction sector, building towards a more professional industry. Infrastructure will be a new talk stream theme this year, alongside sustainability, project management, technology, engineering and architecture & design.



Big 5 Construct Ethiopia is supported by Ethiopia Construction Works Corporation (ECWC). ''Big 5 Construct Ethiopia 2024 has brought together thousands of exhibitors and visitors around the globe, enabling stakeholders to share experiences, widen marketing networks, and promote the value chain of the construction industry as a whole,'' said Engineer Yonas Ayalew, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Construction Works Corporation (ECWC).

Other associations supporting the event include the Ethiopian Association of Civil Engineers, Chartered Institute of Building and the Project Management Institute Ethiopia.

“Events like Big 5 Construct Ethiopia attract global enterprises to our shores, offering not just products and services, but a shared vision to sculpt the future of Ethiopia's construction sector through business growth,” concluded Greenish.



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About Big 5 Construct Ethiopia

Big 5 Construct Ethiopia is the premier event for the construction industry bringing together local and international companies to showcase products & services, innovation, expertise and knowledge to the Ethiopian construction industry.

Part of Big 5, the largest construction portfolio of events global portfolio of Big 5 construction events. Big 5 Construct Ethiopia is set to take place in Addis Ababa from 30 May – 1 June 2024. The event is free to attend for industry professionals. For more information, visit:

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