bauma postponed to October 2022

downloadMesse München has announced it is postponing bauma, the world’s largest construction machinery trade fair, until the autumn of 2022

The new dates for the trade exhibition are 24-30 October.

The decision to postpone was made following extensive consultation with customers. The show organiser said there was “a growing recognition that the April date involved too many uncertainties given the global pandemic”.

Klaus Dittrich, CEO of Messe München, said, “The decision to postpone bauma was not an easy one for us, of course. But we had to make it now, before the exhibitors start planning their participation in the trade show and make corresponding investments.

“Unfortunately, despite the vaccination campaign that has been launched around the world, it is not yet possible to predict when the pandemic will be largely under control and unlimited worldwide travel will be possible again. This makes participation difficult to plan and calculate for both exhibitors and visitors.

“Under these circumstances, we would not have been able to fulfil our central promise that bauma, the world’s leading trade fair, represents the entire spectrum of the industry and generate international reach like no other comparable event. After all, bauma’s last edition welcomed participants from over 200 countries around the world. Hence, the decision is consistent and logical.”

Joachim Schmid, managing director of the Construction Equipment and Plant Engineering Association in the German Engineering Federation (VDM), said, “The decision is tough, but it gives all parties the planning basis they need. The industry will now do everything it can for a strong bauma in October 2022.

“Even without a health crisis, companies need to overcome challenges such as digitalisation, autonomous construction sites and sustainability, and stay abreast of changes to avoid falling behind. For this, they need bauma as an innovation barometer and networking platform. In next year’s October, we will all meet again in Munich.”

Regardless of the postponement, the technical and organisational planning for bauma 2022 continues. The core of bauma 2022 will be the face-to-face event, augmented and expanded by digital offerings. “This allows customers from all over the world to participate in bauma, even if they can’t or don’t want to travel to Munich,” explained Dittrich.

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