Organizers of the upcoming Big 5 Kuwait construction event announced that the country’s total spending on energy projects expected will reach $100 billion over the next five years as part of the government’s 2030 strategy, reported Trade Arabia. According to the IMF, energy projects already constitute 40% of the country’s total construction projects, a share that has increased recently.

The event will take place from September 14 to 16 at the Kuwait International Fair, with workshops on Kuwait’s green building framework and Kuwait’s 2035 renewable energy targets, as well as new trends and innovations in interior design, BIM modeling and applications and health and safety in construction.

“We look forward to speaking with decision makers, industry leaders, policy makers and other stakeholders from both the government and private sectors. Our ultimate goal is to share our knowledge and skills in sustainable energy and sustainable construction that will further reinforce Kuwait’s market and contribute to the global industry’s growth” said Ioannis Spanos, senior sustainability manager, KEO International Consultants said

According to AME Info news service featured speakers include Simon Palmer, Partner, DLA Piper; Loic Finlan, Senior Sustainability Manager, KEO International Consultants; Stewart Cripps, HSE Coordinator, SSH; Alaa Dalghan, General Manager UAE & Director, Middle East & Africa, B&B SmartWorx; Mike Wood, Consultant, Ministry of Electricity and Water; Eng. Mohammed Abdulrazzak, Vice-Chairman, Technical Committee, Kuwait Green Building Council; and Dr. Moetaz Al Hawary, President, American Concrete Institute Kuwait Chapter.