Events - in Africa

AfricaBuild Lagos 2017

Africa Construction Event

When: 14-16 February, 2017
Where: Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria


Nigeria is the economic powerhouse of Africa

AfricaBuild Lagos will bring together Africa’s key construction professionals with international manufacturers and suppliers from around the world. The event is the premier international construction event in West Africa.

The exhibition will represent the following industry sectors:

  • Construction Machinery & Technology
  • Building Equipment & Tools
  • Building Materials
  • Interior Finishing Materials

Nigeria´s Construction Outlook

Nigeria is Africa’s economic powerhouse. In 2014, its GDP reached US$ 546 billion and it has recently overtaken South Africa as the largest economy in Africa. The construction industry is currently worth around US$ 69bn and employs 5% of Nigeria’s 170m population. Along with a growing economy, new government policies and an expanding middle class this has led to massive investments in the industry.

Currently in its infant stage the market remains relatively unsaturated by international suppliers and despite the push for the full spectrum of infrastructure, commercial, industrial and residential structures there is a lack of local machinery and equipment to meet demand, providing significant opportunities for international suppliers looking to corner the market.

Nigeria in figures

  • The 7th most populous country in the world
  • The largest economy in Africa
  • Growth projected to be the highest globally by 2018
  • Expected to become one of the world‘s top 20 economies by 2050
  • Construction industry worth US$ 69bn
  • Construction industry has averaged 9.5% growth in the last 5 years
  • Imports increased from US$ 32 billion in 2009 to US$ 55 billion in 2014 (+72%)

As such Nigeria ranks among the TOP 4 African importers of Construction Equipment and Building Material Machines, together with South Africa, Algeria and Egypt.


AfricaBuild Lagos will take place at the Landmark Centre, Lagos – a world-class event and exhibition venue situated in the heart of Victoria Island.


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For further information

For further information abut the event, check out their website. 

If you wish to see the AfricaBuild Lagos 2016 Exhibitor List, please click here. 



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