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Boomtime for bauma: Klaus Dittrich, chief executive of bamua organiser Messe München
Organisers for bauma 2019 in Munich are gearing up to host 3,500 exhibitors and 600,000 visitors – the biggest bauma ever.
The event in Germany - the largest such exhibition in the world, according to organiser Messe Munchen - will cover 18 halls and 614,000m² of show space from April 8-14.
Two new halls have been opened up for the 2019 show. Meanwhile, Messe München has chosen Canada as the exhibition’s partner country. Canada is the seventh largest market in the world for construction machinery and its construction sector growth is expected to be 3% annually until 2020.
Canada was chosen because it is “one of the world’s top five producing countries for almost all mineral resources”, said the organiser, and the bauma has a large aggregates and mining element. No less than 20% of bauma exhibitors will display products aimed at the mining sector and a quarter of all the visitors come from the aggregates and mining industry.
A headline theme will be Digitisation, Efficiency and Sustainability. Exhibition space will be organised around several clusters: Telematics, networked construction sites and BIM; autonomous driving, electric mobility, electric drives and zero emissions; remote control, maintenance and automation; new construction materials, textile-reinforced concrete and UHPC; processing, recycling, workplace safety and user friendliness; and sustainable mining and the planning, decommissioning and re-cultivation of mines.
The event will take place in a global market that is still recovering from the worldwide financial crisis of 2008. Many of the world’s market are on the up and the overall climate feels positive.
“The industry is booming,” said Klaus Dittrich, chairman and chief executive of Messe München, “and is reflected in the growth of bauma. We’ve taken account of the rise in demand and expanded our site in eastern Munich to 614,000m². Our aim is to offer a platform to as many exhibitors as possible.”
Visitors for the first time can experience the industry virtually thanks to virtual and augmented reality. “The booths have physical size limits while the digital area is limitless,” said Mareile Kästner, project manager. “With new virtual offerings we’re bringing the construction site into the trade fair and expanding our digital portfolio.”
More information is available at www.bauma.de