Nearly 500 exhibitors including 200 foreigners representing 28 countries

Organized under the high patronage of King Mohammed VI, the Minister of National Spatial Planning, Urban Planning, Housing and City Policy, Fatima Ezzahra El Mansouri, inaugurated, Tuesday, November 22, 2022, the 18e edition of the International Building Exhibition (SIB), which is being held from November 23 to 27, 2022, at the Mohammed VI Exhibition Center in El Jadida.

The official opening of this edition took place in the presence of Olivier Abel Nang Ekomiye, Minister of Housing and Urbanism of the Gabonese Republic, country guest of honor of this 18e edition, by Ghita Mezzour, Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform, the Governor of El Jadida, local elected officials and Presidents of Federations and Professional Orders.

This year, we are pleased to welcome the Gabonese Republic, represented by a strong delegation chaired by the Minister of Housing and Urban Planning, as guest of honor to further strengthen cooperation between our two friendly and brotherly countries, within the framework of South-South cooperation, in accordance with the High Royal Instructions as well as the exchange of experience and expertise in the field of Regional Planning, Town Planning, Housing and Urban Policy“said the minister.

Thus, the Minister underlined that “thehe SIB has established itself, over the years, as an unmissable event, which brings together institutional and professional players in the building and construction industry, in order to open up to the latest solutions and advances in the sector. It is an opportunity to encourage investment and partnerships in this strategic sector which employs 1.2 million people, while insisting on resilience, innovation and quality for a better built environment and a better life to Citizens “.

For his part, Olivier Abel Nang Ekomiye specified that “ Gabon and Morocco have always maintained excellent ties of friendship and brotherhood, supported today by His Excellency Ali BONGO ONDIMBA, President of the Republic, Head of State, and His Majesty King Mohammed VI. It is therefore for us to continue this dynamic at the level of technical cooperation in the fields of housing, urban planning, land management and city policy. “.

And to add: It is a desire to build together, expressed by our Heads of State, that we are demonstrating here in a spirit of brotherhood for the continued modernization of our structures, guarantees of our countries’ attractiveness and competitiveness, in the face of multiple current issues “.

Organized by the Ministry of National Territorial Development, Urban Planning, Housing and City Policy, in partnership with the Moroccan Agency for the Development of Investments and Exports (AMDIE), this event which marks its return, after an absence of four years due to the health crisis linked to Covid-19, is placed under the theme ” Innovation and resilience at the service of a better living environment“.

It aims to be a platform for exchanging experiences and know-how, particularly in the field of new construction techniques and materials, allowing the entire construction ecosystem to come together and rethink our ways of living. and build to meet current and future challenges, the organizers said in a statement.

Technical conferences intended for all stakeholders in the act of building, will be led by experts and professionals in the field and will focus mainly on the Morocco-Africa axes: Let’s build together, what an innovative collaborative approach for better integrated management the quality of the act of building? Innovative and sustainable architecture, challenges of decarbonization in the construction materials industry and in the building industry and how can BIM be successful in Morocco?

The 18th edition of the SIB is held on a total area of ​​nearly 30,000 m², and knows the presence of nearly 500 exhibitors including 200 foreigners representing 28 countries, in addition to Morocco.

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