Bauma reports bookings for 97% of available space for 2022 edition
22 Jan 2022
Messe Munchen plans innovation focus and first ever Bauma webinar series; says high exhibitor conformation rate led by mining sector clear sign of appetite for event
With 10 months to go for Bauma 2022, 97% of the available space has already been booked by exhibiting companies, said the organiser Messe Munchen.
This year’s edition of Bauma will take place from October 24–30, and the organiser of the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment is expecting a very high level of participation, especially from the mining and construction technology sectors. In keeping with the times, Bauma this year will also host the trade fair’s very first series of webinars on topics of immediate relevance.
Speaking about the space bookings, Klaus Dittrich, chairman and CEO of Messe München, said: “This feedback is a clear signal of our customers’ intention to take part in Bauma. In the personal conversations we have with exhibitors and visitors, we hear one thing over and over again: They are really looking forward to having face-to-face discussions and, of course, to experiencing the special atmosphere that only Bauma can create. I am really confident that the situation will soon have improved to the point that we will be able to put on an exciting Bauma that will attract a large number of international companies and visitors.”
A statement from Bauma said that the mining industry, an area where the trade fair is the leader in Europe, will be well represented once again. Exhibitors will include such industry heavyweights as BHS Sonthofen, Herrenknecht, Komatsu, Liebherr, Schulte Strathaus and Zeppelin Baumaschinen. Other companies attending the fair will be the Matrix Design Group from the United States, Resemin from Peru, Roco9 from Great Britain, Tesab Engineering from Great Britain and Weber Mining & Tunnelling from France. Another returning company will be Minearc Systems from Australia, a key market for the mining industry.
The statement added that the mining sector is not the only industry that is strongly attracted to Bauma. The trade fair has long been seen as a global innovation hub thanks to the many innovations that exhibitors present there. This special position will be underscored this year by the innovation hall LAB0, said Messe Munchen. It will be an area that will include such special areas as the Bauma Forum, virtual reality, MIC 4.0, startups and a science hub. Think Big, a programme that promotes talented young people, will also be included as a key issue for the industry.
Bauma this year will also focus on five key topics that will be covered by exhibitors, the supporting programme and the trade fair’s very first series of webinars. These topis are: “Zero emissions”; “The digital construction site”; “Tomorrow’s construction techniques and materials”; “The way to autonomous machines”; and “Mining—sustainable, efficient, reliable”. The webinar series will begin in March and will be conducted in English. Industry experts will use the new format to explore Bauma’s key topics in depth.