Bauma (trade fair)
The bauma (International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment) is the world's largest trade fair in the construction industry. The trade fair, which can be visited by anyone, is held every three years on the grounds of the Neue Messe München and lasts for seven days.
The Bauma 2013 was held from 15 to 21 April 2013, with approximately 3,420 exhibitors from 57 countries (2010: 3,150 exhibitors from 53 countries, 2007: 3,002 exhibitors from 48 countries)and attended by over 530,000 visitors (2010: approximately 415,000, 2007: 500,000). The 200,000 foreign visitors came from 200 different countries. The exhibition area was 570,000 m2 (2010: 555,000 m2, 2007: 540,000 m2), of which 180,000 m2 was within the hall areas. Partner region was the land of Indonesia. The next fair will be held from 11 to 17 April 2016.
Bauma is the world’s largest trade fair based on the measured surface space. The exhibition area is spread throughout all the halls of Neue Messe München and the enlarged outdoor area for this exhibition.
In addition to the manufacturers of classical construction equipment (excavators, cranes, road rollers, etc.), the fair provides a large selection of manufacturers of tools (such as saws, drills, cutters), site equipment, formwork, scaffolding, formwork accessories, construction vehicles and machinery, such as equipment for the building material industry and mining.
An important branch of the fair is the bauma China, which takes place every two years each November in Shanghai, China, serving the Southeast Asian market. Another international trade fair modeled after the Bauma is also the bC India - A Bauma Conexpo show - which was held from the 8 to 11th February, 2011 in Mumbai, India, for the first time.
The first exhibition took place in 1954, and every year after that until 1967, on a portion of the former airport Oberwiesenfeld, now the location of Olympiapark, Munich. The Bauma is organized by Messe München since 1966 and since 1998, Bauma is located at the Neue Messe München exhibition center in Riem, where the fair was the first major exhibition on the site.
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