Although the pace of growth on the Chinese market is slower than previous years, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is still predicting GDP there to expand by 7.3% in 2014. This positive picture is not without impact on the situation as regards applications to exhibit at bauma China, which takes place from November 25 to 28 in Shanghai.
On the basis of applications received by the official deadline of the end of February, it is clear that the seventh edition of this international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, construction vehicles and equipment will again be taking up all the available space at the Shanghai New International Centre (SNIEC).
Almost 2200 exhibitors have so far signed up to take part, which is about 200 more than at the same point in preparations ahead of the last event. Messe Munchen Exhibition Group director Collin Davis, is pleased: “We have had a very good response from the companies. The high number of exhibitors registered at this early stage is clear indication of how important bauma China is for the Asian construction machinery market.”
Also very satisfying, alongside the high level of applications, is the continuing strong interest from countries around the world. In total there will be nine country pavilions at bauma China 2014 - Austria, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey and the US.
The last event broke all records with 2718 exhibitors from 38 countries, 177,080 visitors from 141 countries and 300,000 square metres of exhibition space.
Messe München International is a leading trade show company. In Munich alone it organizes around 40 trade shows for capital and consumer goods, and key high tech industries. Each year more than 30,000 exhibitors and around 2 million visitors take part in the events held at the Messe München exhibition centre, the ICM – International Congress Center München, and in the MOC Veranstaltungscenter München. In addition, Messe München International organizes trade shows in China, India, Turkey and South Africa.