Construction Fair Bigshow-Oman Continues on it Aura Construction Corporate Bigwigs & Industry Honchos Make Beeline to the Event
The Bigshow Oman, Oman’s No. 1 Trade Fair for the Construction sector, impressively continues its rate of growth and keeps pace with the positive trend in the industry. This conclusion can be drawn from the successful course of Bigshow-Oman 2018 held in Muscat recent. The 1st day itself saw 7000 trade visitors thronging the venue to learn from 623 exhibitors about innovations for the construction sector and current trends.
“This means that the number of visitors has gone up yet again by 15% compared to the event at the same location two years before. In interviews exhibitors said they were very satisfied with the quality of visitors and their demands,” explains Tom Paterson, MD, Construction One Inc and adds: “Rising incomes, population growth result in steady market growth and a call for better built environment. This is also reflected by the development of Bigshow Oman. It is not only a platform for supply and demand. It is also about joint ventures for product development, manufacturing and sales.”
Since there are currently only about 60 local construction companies, majority of products and technologies are imported. This opens up excellent business opportunities for multi-national vendors. At the same time, there is a need for them to closely cooperate with Omani partners so as to rise to the challenges specific to the Omani market in an optimal way. Underlining this on behalf of many exhibitors, Paul Simone, International Sales Director of Buildofy Corp from Atlanta, US, said: “This was the first time we have participated at BigShow Oman. We have reached many high-quality visitors. What was especially important to us was gaining insights into the Omani market. Who are the decision makers? What about the government and what about pricing? How much is invested and where? These were questions we had interesting conversations about.”
Brian Tyler, Director of Global Business Development at MN Corp (USA), also believes his company has achieved the aims it set itself for participation at the exhibition: “To us this was an extremely useful event for finding good distribution partners in Oman.” Mason Joseph, Sales Director at Fenesta (Russia), shares his view: “There was a very good mixture of visitors from construction sector. Visitors come from all over the country. We will also be taking part in next bigShow-Oman in 2020.”
Also taking positive stock was the Indian commerce association FIICI President, Rajpal Yadav, who emphasized: “The Indian market is developing at warp speed and it is very important for us to get a foot in the door here and learn to understand the market here to establish synergies between our two nations. In addition to Omani visitors we also succeeded in making contacts in Bangladesh, China and even Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.”
The BigShow Oman is held annually in Muscat every year. Focal ranges include: construction products, equipment technology, construction service and ancillary services, construction solutions, to name but a few themes.
All details relating to Bigshow Oman are available online at: www.thebigshow-oman.com