CONSTRUCTION PORTFOLIO OF EVENTS

26 - 28 June 2025

Millennium Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Building Sustainability Together

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At Big 5 Construct Ethiopia, we are committed to fostering sustainability throughout our event, and we encourage all exhibitors and attendees to join us in our mission to reduce environmental impact. Here are some key initiatives and guidelines to help you participate in creating a more sustainable event:

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For all attendees:

Accommodation:

  • Utilize accommodation options within walking distance of the venue with special promo codes for event attendees.

Transport:

  • Coordinate travel plans with colleagues to maximize sustainability by utilizing carpooling. Reduce carbon emissions and minimize environmental impact by sharing rides to the event.

Big 5 Talks:

  • Attend sustainability talks to discover strategies and solutions for sustainable construction across the 3 days of the event:
    • May 30, Thursday | 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Shaping the future: Priorities for sustainable infrastructure projects
    • May 31, Friday | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Designing tomorrow: Embracing modular construction in digital design practice
    • May 31, Friday | 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Construction materials innovation
    • May 31, Friday | 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
      Collaboration of geospatial technology and BIM
    • June 01, Saturday | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Role of architecture in urban planning and infrastructure development in the region
    • June 01, Saturday | 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
      Panel discussion - Built to last – An interactive session addressing sustainable building practices
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For exhibitors:

Structure and design of the stand:

  • Opt for modular stands over MDF structures to minimize waste and promote reusability.
  • Utilize LED lights to conserve energy and reduce your stand's carbon footprint.
  • Choose native plants over cut flowers or micro herbs and consider eco-flooring options to cut down on wood waste.
  • Implement procedures to power down your stand during non-operational hours to save energy.
  • Choose reusable, sustainable materials for giveaways and corporate gifts instead of plastic bags.
  • Reuse bespoke elements of your stand and hire furniture to minimize resource consumption.
  • Place recycling bins on your stand to encourage proper waste sorting and reduction.

Printed collateral:

  • Embrace digital solutions to reduce paper waste and opt for recycled paper if printing is necessary.
  • Allow the organizer team to collect surplus printed materials for recycling.

Stand catering:

  • Choose from sustainable menus and eco-friendly cutlery options provided by the venue.
  • Opt for 'Green Meeting Packages' to minimize environmental impact during meetings.
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Initiatives by us, the Organizers:

Digital solutions:

  • We no longer print event guides; instead, we display QR codes that attendees can access for required information.
  • We provide digital versions of sales or sponsorship brochures for easy access and to reduce paper waste.
  • During the event, we utilize digital boards for the Big 5 Talks agenda instead of printed agendas, contributing to paper waste reduction.
  • A lead retrieval app replaces printed business cards, allowing exhibitors to scan and track leads received at their stand.

Catering used at the event:

  • Any remaining food is distributed to workers or venue staff to minimize food waste.

Carpet for the event:

  • We utilize reusable carpet for stands, and the venue is permanently carpeted, contributing to waste reduction efforts.

Plants for the event:

  • We choose native plants over fresh-cut flowers that are usually provided by the venue itself, and in place were suppliers are used, they are returned for proper storage respectively.

Shell scheme stand:

  • The shell scheme materials are reused by the contractor for other shows, resulting in no waste while promoting resource efficiency.

Signage structures:

  • Wooden structures for signage are reused by the contractor for other shows, promoting resource efficiency.

Other wood and metal waste:

  • We ensure the reuse or recycling of wood and metal waste by the end of the event to reduce landfill contributions.

Sustainable suppliers utilized of the event:

 

We are continuously looking for initiatives to make our event sustainable so let’s work together to build a greener event, by taking your first step at Big 5 Construct Ethiopia.

Thank you for joining us in our commitment to a more sustainable future!