Africa Build Show

Africa Build Show gives you an exclusive opportunity to explore new territories and multiply your export activities into one of the world’s premier emerging markets

Africa has entered an unprecedented construction boom in nearly all sectors such as residential and commercial real estate as well as infrastructure, ports, airports, roads, railways bridges, canals and sports stadiums. The African and Middle Eastern construction industry is expected to grow by 6.9% per year to reach US$565.6 billion by 2023

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTFA) which will come into effect on July 1st 2020 will make Africa the world’s largest free trade area in the world, according to the World Bank with a potential to generate growth value of US$3 trillion dollars

The Africa Build Show will be the ideal platform to meet and network with key project stake holders, industry leaders, suppliers, manufacturers, contractors and international build brands on the latest market trends, cutting-edge production and processing technologies of the global construction supply chain

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B2B Matchmaking

In order to streamline meetings between exhibitors and visitors, the event’s organiser MIE Groups facilitates B2B matchmaking during the entire show, the perfect platform to guarantee effective meetings, negotiations and business deals.

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Why Exhibit

Africa Build Show gives you the exclusive opportunity to explore new territories and multiply your export activities, as well as to meet and network with global companies and fellow professionals to discuss the latest market trends, cutting-edge production and processing technologies.

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Meet with suppliers, manufacturers and international build brands from around the world. Meet exhibitors, industry professionals from every aspect of the global construction supply chain.

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Facts & Figures

Chinese builders dominate construction activities in the West African region with 27.6% of projects, followed by private domestic companies with 21.9% of projects.

West Africa’s 10 largest projects account for 70.1% of the region’s total project value,

Projects in West Africa are predominantly owned by governments, which account for 82.9% of projects in the region. Private domestic firms and single countries follow, each accounting for 4.8% of projects in the region. Of the 87 government-owned projects, 60 are in the Transport sector, with a particular concentration on road infrastructure.



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We are MIE EVENTS DMCC, a Dubai based International exhibition organizer, who has brought over 80,000 Chinese and International SME/Manufacturers to Middle East and Africa over the past 20 years.

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