bauma just got even bigger

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A Komatsu PC7000 on display at bauma 2016.

bauma will see its footprint expand by 9,000 square metres when the trade show returns in 2019.

One year before the opening of bauma on April 8, 2019, Messe München provided an outlook on the latest developments of the trade show.

The site near Munich in Germany will expand to a total 614,000 square metres, and the number of halls will be increased to 18.

As well, organizers anticipate more exhibitors compared to bauma 2016, which hosted 3,425 companies displaying construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment.

“There’s two new halls and a site structure that is even clearer — we have further optimized the parameters for our next bauma,” said Klaus Dittrich, chairman and CEO of Messe München. “Thus, the already largest trade fair in the world extends its total exhibition space even further.”

With 18 halls, the seven-day-long trade show will feature an indoor space of 200,000 square metres.

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A new hall and fairgrounds map facilitates the orientation on the gigantic site. Thanks to the clear division into the individual exhibition sectors, foot traffic will be managed in a more targeted way.

bauma changes at a glance

Construction machines and attachments — the largest sector at the show — will expand from four to five halls, as well as include an additional area outdoors, directly adjacent to the hall complex.

The components sector now also has five halls instead of four; formworks and scaffolds moves to Hall B3; and lifting appliances are bundled in Hall C4. New in Hall C6 is the Conference Centre North that houses additional conference rooms.

Previously located in Hall B0, which will be used as additional exhibition space during bauma 2019, the special “THINK BIG!” exhibit that shows students career opportunities in the construction and building material machine industries moves to the International Congress Center Munich. Also, the traffic-calming part of Paul-Henri-Spaak-Straße will be turned into the pedestrian zone bauma Boulevard, where visitors and exhibitors can enjoy an international culinary offering.

In 2016, bauma drew more than 580,000 visitors from more than 200 countries. The trade show takes place every three years.