The 19th edition of Buildexpo Africa will attract exhibitors from over 22 countries and visitors from 11 African nations

The 19th Buildexpo Africa 2016, East Africa’s largest international building and construction trade fair organized by Expogroup will take place from May 6 – 8 at The Addis Ababa Exhibition Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Buildexpo Africa is the only show with the widest range of the latest technology in construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment.

Neville Trindade, Exhibition Manager, Expogroup says that the trade attendees will be able to choose from about 14.3 million business prospects with over 10,000 products, equipment and machinery on display.

“Over the years, we have grown to cater to the demands not just of the Ethiopian market, but of the East African region as a whole. This mega expo is the ideal forum for international players to showcase their products and services to the huge market in Africa,” explains Trindade.

Apex Steel, Athi River Steel Plant Ltd. and Elite Tools are the gold sponsors of the three-day event, which will feature an Egyptian Pavilion with 15 companies set up by the Egypt Expo & Convention Authority (EECA) as well as other pavilions from Italy, China and India.

This year will witness a 25 per cent increase in the participation of Ethiopian companies and an expansion of its exhibition area to 10,000 square meters. Industry players like Assa Abloy, Atlas Copco Eastern Africa, Car and General, Shanghai Zenith Mining and Construction Machinery East Africa and International Green Structures Ethiopia Limited, among several others will be associated with the trade event.

With a focus on boosting ties with neighboring countries, previous delegations have been linked to regional trade bodies in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to the World Bank, infrastructure is the key to Africa’s economic turnaround and will play an even greater role in the continent’s continued development. Ethiopia, in particular, is making giant strides in infrastructure and urbanization, with demarcated economic zones, commercial and residential buildings, and resorts for tourists. The country’s infrastructure and construction industry value is expected to double between 2016 and 2020. There has already been a spike in the demand for building material and machinery.

Source: Expogroup
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