Africa’s leading construction show returns in 2021

Africa’s leading construction show, bauma CONEXPO AFRICA, is returning in 2021.
Finance & Funding / March 2, 2020 1 minute Read
By MJ Woof
The bauma CONEXPO AFRICA event looks to set records

The bauma CONEXPO AFRICA trade fair for construction, building material, mining, machinery and vehicles will be held in South Africa in 2021. The organisers say the event will benefit from a new look and an expanded focus, to deliver cross-sector growth opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa.

The bauma CONEXPO AFRICA is one of Messe München’s six international bauma events, and is modelled on bauma in Munich, in collaboration with AEM, organiser of CONEXPO-CON/AGG. As a gateway for international companies to the African market and for African enterprises to the global market, bauma CONEXPO AFRICA attracted around 15,000 visitors and exhibitors in 2018 and expects these numbers to increase in 2021.

“Africa’s construction and infrastructure development sectors are facing economic challenges at the moment; therefore we have engaged industry leaders to discuss ways in which bauma CONEXPO AFRICA could more effectively support industry growth. As a result of their input, we have re-engineered this key event to foster greater cross-border collaboration and highlight business growth opportunities, and we will feature solutions that enable businesses to operate smarter and more cost-effectively,” said Suzette Scheepers, CEO of Messe Muenchen South Africa. “We have also revisited our sponsorship and exhibitor packages to deliver significant additional value.”

With an expanded African focus, bauma CONEXPO AFRICA plans to host buyer and diplomatic delegations from across sub-Saharan Africa, and to actively foster interaction and business exchange between the region’s governments and private sector.

In addition to showcasing the latest international products and solutions, bauma CONEXPO AFRICA will host a high-level industry conference, Africa Forum, focusing on trends, challenges and opportunities across sub-Saharan Africa. At the conference, industry experts will discuss key issues such as infrastructure investment, the ROI on public-private partnerships, and China’s role in mining and infrastructure in Africa.

The bauma CONEXPO AFRICA event will also feature a strong supporting programme including CPD accredited Workshops and Masterclasses, Tech Talk Forum sessions covering topical issues, product demonstrations and the University Innovation Awards. The trade show will also facilitate B2B meetings, dedicate sessions to women in industry, and will showcase up and coming entrepreneurs, giving them an opportunity to network with local and international industry leaders.

The exhibition will be staged at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from October 13th–16th, 2021.