Bauma Conexpo Africa — the international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles — provides the construction industry in Africa with a professional platform for networking, investment and the exchange of ideas and information. The show launched in 2013 has established itself as the most important event for the sector in Africa.
Bauma Conexpo Africa is the international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles in Africa. The event is presented by two of the most successful international trade-fair organizers: Messe München, organizer of bauma, and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, organizer of Conexpo-Con/Agg. In a very short time, their combined expertise has made Bauma Conexpo Africa a must attend event for the international construction machinery industry.
About 14,300 visitors from 75 countries attended the second edition of Bauma Conexpo Africa that took place from September 15 to 18, 2015. Approx. 13% of the visitors came from outside of South Africa with a significant increase in percentage from sub-Saharan Africa. The top five visiting countries from Africa besides the host country were (in this order): Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique and Botswana. In addition, for the first time there were delegations from Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria and Zambia.
Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München, expressed his satisfaction: "We have achieved our goal of welcoming more and higher-quality visitors from the sub-Saharan region. BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA has now without doubt established itself as a platform for the industry that brings together African and international companies." Megan Tanel, Vice President for Exhibitions at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), agrees: “Africa continues to be an important market for our North American equipment manufacturers. BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA is the event to not only enter into the market but also to engage with existing customers."
In total 616 exhibitors from 42 countries showcased their new products and innovations for the African market on 68,000 square meters of exhibition space. The top ten exhibiting countries were (in this order): South Africa, China, Germany, Italy, the UK, India, the US, France, Turkey and Spain.