Bauma 2007: Meeting Place for the Construction/Mining Industries
Be sure to pack your walking shoes when you come to Germany in
by Kerry L. Clines, Associate
Bauma 2007, the 28th International Trade
Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining
Machines, Construction Vehicles, and Construction Equipment, is one
of the most important trade fairs for construction/ mining
machinery, equipment, and technology in the world. It’s also the
largest show of its kind in the world.
From April 23 through 29, companies from
around the world will gather at the new Munich Trade Faire Centre in
Germany to exhibit their current product innovations, latest
technology trends, and services.
Bauma — with 540,000 square meters of
exhibit space — promises to be the largest show ever. That means
more exhibitors (about 3,000 are expected), more innovations, and
more international attendance (48 countries), providing the perfect
place to gather information about the industry’s latest
The exhibition area, including the halls and
open-air site, will be accessible on one level, making it faster and
easier for visitors to get from one area to another.
The road that separated a part of the
outdoor display from the rest of the site in 2004 will be integrated
into the show, which means there will no longer be any need for
footbridges. Traffic on the road will be diverted for the duration
of the fair.
The range of products and services on
display will be oriented to four new categories intended to make it
easier for visitors to find their primary areas of interest. The
categories include the following:
All around the construction site;
Mining, extraction, and processing of
Production of building materials; and
Component and service suppliers.
The mining sector will present an overview
of the latest technologies for surface mining, underground mining,
and tunnel construction, as well as processing and conveying
technology. Special mining areas will feature mining technology in
Hall C2; processing technology in Hall B2; and tunnel construction
in Hall C3.
The international pavilions are in great
demand for 2007; many countries asked for more space than they had
in 2004. The countries represented in the pavilions include Brazil,
Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Great Britain,
India, Korea, Spain, and the United States.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers
will once again host the North American Pavilion, which features
mostly smaller companies from North America that are trying to break
into the international market. A complete list of companies
exhibiting in the North America Pavilion can be found in an
accompanying sidebar titled North American Pavilion.
Some North American companies that will not
be exhibiting in the North American Pavilion include Astec,
Caterpillar, Columbia Machine, Johnson Crushers International,
Gomaco, Kolberg-Pioneer International, Multiquip, and Telsmith. A
complete list of exhibitors with booth numbers, as well as a map of
the exhibit areas, can be found on the Bauma Web site at
The partner region concept was initiated by
the conceptual sponsor, the German Engineering Federation, to bring
together different business communities, connect people, and help to
make contacts that have a lasting effect. The partner region for
2007 is the Arabian peninsula, with the main focus on the United
Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia as the biggest countries in that
area. This region is an area where rapid development is taking place
and where impressive construction projects are underway. These
projects require modern and up-to-date equipment. Delegations of
high-ranking business people and political representatives from
these areas are expected to be in attendance, providing an
opportunity to establish business contacts.
For more information about the show, or to
register for the event, go to the official Web site at www.bauma.de.
A one-day ticket costs 22 Euro; 18 Euro if purchased in advance. A
three-day ticket costs 45 Euro; 39 Euro in advance. Reduced ticket
prices are available for groups and for students.
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