An impressive 530,000 visitors from over 200 countries converged on the Messe München exhibition center between April 15 and 21 for bauma 2013. Not only did this edition of bauma break all previous records for exhibitor numbers and exhibition space, but it also attracted the highest number of visitors ever. "This is very good for our industry in these turbulent times and it will certainly give it a boost," said Johann Sailer, chairman of the Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Association of VDMA and president of the Committee for the European Construction Equipment Industry (CECE).
With over 200,000 visitors from outside Germany, the number of international attendees was higher than ever before also.
The 'Top Ten' countries of origin among the visitors were: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Russian Federation, France, Netherlands, Great Britain, Sweden and Poland. Indonesia, bauma’s partner country this year, was also strongly represented, with a high-ranking political delegation and around 800 visitors.
In total, 3,420 exhibitors – 1,346 from Germany and 2,074 from abroad – from 57 countries presented their latest products and innovations in construction and mining machinery at bauma 2013 on a record exhibition space of 570,000 square meters.
The next bauma takes place from April 11 to 17, 2016 in Munich.