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Construction on site for this year's Bauma exhibition in Munich, Germany is now underway. ABE takes a look at what highlights may be on offer at the show
While it may be another couple of months before Germany's Bauma Construction
Equipment Exhibition opens its doors, work on the site is well underway for what will be the largest event ever. With over 3000 exhibitors planned to cover a record breaking 550,000m2, Bauma is not only the largest construction equipment exhibition but also the largest exhibition of any kind in the world.
According to show organiser Messe Munchen
, work on some stand construction has started and the first machines - the largest ones - are expected to be delivered to site in early March. Indications suggest that there will be plenty of new innovations and development for visitors to see at the event, which is being held at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre
from 19 to 25 April in Munich, Germany.
Since the first Bauma exhibition in 1954, the tri-annual show has set a new all-time record at each event in terms of exhibitors, space and visitors and Messe Munchen hopes to continue the trend in 2010.
"Although in 2010 the construction machinery sector in many markets worldwide will be recovering only slowly form the recession. we are pleased to report that we are seeing strong demand for exhibition space," said Messe Munchen. Managing director Eugen Egetenmeir: "This shows that exhibitors regard participation in the world's leading trade fair Bauma as a must, although many are at present having to make cuts in their advertising and trade-fair budgets. We have been particularly surprised by the strong demand for space from exhibitors from markets like China. India and Turkey. The fair is fully booked and many more companies are on the waiting list." Egetenmeir added that at the present time, in the run-up to the fair, over 50% of the exhibitors at Bauma 2010 come from countries outside Germany.
As well as extra exhibition space, Messe Munchen is also improving facilities for visitors with better travel and transport plans and increased access with a new entrance at the north west corner of the showground.