Equipment industry looking forward to Bauma 2022, organiser says
Exhibitors continue to see Munich event as the industry’s main platform while checking out safety and hygiene concepts of other exhibitions by Bauma organiser Messe Munchen as live shows return to sector
With the return of live exhibitions and shows to the European event-scape, which have reassured participants with their preparations in terms of safety and hygiene, the construction equipment world is beginning to look forward to Bauma 2022 in Munich, say the organisers of the biggest trade fair in the world.
Messe Munchen, which organises the triennial trade fair, has recently held other events at the venue where Bauma takes place and has reported positive feedback from attendees and exhibitors. The first of these events was TrendSet in July, its pilot trade fair under Coronavirus conditions, followed by IAA Mobility in September.
According to Messe Munchen, both took place with an elaborate safety and hygiene concept, and the measures were “well received by everyone involved and show that it’s possible to hold trade fairs again even in what continue to be challenging times”.
A statement from Messe Munchen added that three exhibitors from Bauma 2022, which will be held in Munich from October 24 to 30, next year, were there and were able to see the conditions on site for themselves. Their conclusion: “We are looking forward to Bauma 2022 in Munich.”
Among the three Bauma exhibitors was Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH (Zeppelin), and Messe Munchen’s statement quoted Anke Hadwiger, head of Trade Fairs, Events & Training at Zeppelin, as saying: “After seeing the ‘new trade fair conditions after Coronavirus’ for myself in person on site during IAA, the hope and anticipation of having an almost normal Bauma 2022 are growing even more. The trade fair developed and implemented new and forward-looking concept ideas. We’re now preparing ourselves for the industry gathering with interesting inspiration, impressions and a positive mood.”
Messe Munchen also quoted Joachim Strobel, MD of Liebherr-EMtec, as saying: “The pandemic showed us lots of potential for alternative communication and collaboration, but at the same time also confirmed the huge importance of personal contact and dialog with the customer, partners and business associates.”
Marco Maschke, manager, German Office European Distribution Management at Komatsu, told the Bauma organisers: “For Komatsu, Bauma was, is and remains the leading trade fair for our industry worldwide. Our customers and sales partners tell us time and again just how important direct contact with the manufacturer is in our industry — at the proper distance, of course. In that respect, the hygiene concept shown at IAA Mobility convinced me that Bauma will be a very safe and, as always, very successful event.”
According to Messe Munchen, as an international industry gathering, Bauma offers a comprehensive overview of market leaders and innovations. At the upcoming edition, “the focus will also once again be on a wide variety of future topics in the construction, building materials and mining machinery industries in live presentations, rounds of discussions and lectures”.
The trend topics for Bauma 2022 are “The road to zero emissions”, “Digital construction site”, “Construction methods and materials of tomorrow”, “The road to autonomous machines” and “Mining — sustainable, efficient, reliable”, said the organiser.