The World's Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment has been moved to October 24 - 30, 2022. The decision might seem a bit hasty having in mind that there are over 11 months to the previously chosen dates in April, however if we take a closer look at the current pandemic reality, it actually makes perfect sense.
Slow vaccination, huge uncertainty about the revival of international travel and a steady exhibitor reluctancy to commit to any trade fair at present are among the most important reasons to name a few. As per the official statement, the decision comes as a result of many discussions between Messe München, top industry representatives and the Advisory Board.
Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München commented:
“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 fulfill 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.”
Nevertheless, the most important industry topics have already been defined for bauma 2022. Reflecting the megatrends of digitalization and sustainability, bauma 2022 will focus on the following topics:
- The road to zero emissions
- Digital construction site
- Construction methods and materials of tomorrow
- The road to autonomous machines
- Mining—sustainable, efficient, reliable
Hopefully, this will be the last postponement of a major trade fair worldwide! Make sure you pick your travel agents wisely when it comes to securing favourable hotel rates with guaranteed flexibility!