The first Big 5 Key Buyers Programme to increase trade opportunities

Published November 25th, 2009 - 01:31 GMT

 

The first edition of ‘The Big 5 Key Buyers Programme’ brought together high-profile members of government agencies and more than 300 decision makers from the regional business and construction industry along with local companies during the second day of this year’s the Big 5 Exhibition, the Middle East's largest construction trade show. 

 

The Big 5 Key Buyers Programme was designed to ensure that top buyers, with combined projects worth $59.417 billion projects around the Middle East, were supported whilst attending the exhibition. Dubai Export Development Corporation (EDC) – in partnership with dmg World Media, the organisers of The Big 5 Exhibition and ProLeads, the leaders in market data – has organised a networking breakfast for UAE companies in the construction industry to interact with key buyers from around the Middle East region.

 

The event was sponsored by the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Clipsal and Pierlite, allowed EDC members to network with suppliers of innovative products for the building and construction industry.

 

Engineer Saed Al Awadi, Chief Executive Officer, EDC, during his speech at the business breakfast said; “We, at EDC aim to assist our exporters by opening new markets and bringing current business opportunities, as well as highlighting the expertise of our domestic building and construction industry to the invited key buyers. Through this business breakfast, trade opportunities for Dubai and UAE exporters in various markets worldwide are expected to increase while key buyer delegates from the region are presented with our diverse  capabilities in this sector. EDC members will also be able to network with suppliers of innovative products for the building and construction industry.

 

 

“As a regional forerunner in assisting and facilitating exporters, EDC prides itself in creating an enabling environment for exports and enhancing the competitiveness of Dubai as a preferred trading partner. This initiative, along with other diverse offerings is among EDC’s value-added support services to Dubai and UAE’s businesses,” Al Awadi added.

 

EDC aimed to assists its exporters by opening new markets and bringing current business opportunities, as well as highlighting the expertise of the domestic building and construction industry to the invited key buyers. Included in the Key Buyers Programme are companies from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, India, Iran and Algeria.

 

As the largest event of its kind in the Middle East, The Big 5 provided an unrivalled platform for architects, engineers, contractors and developers from the public and private sectors to network, source and identify the latest building and construction products and services.


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