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Trade Show News: Africa, Latin America, India

Posted on April 22, 2013

All kinds of trade show news was announced during bauma 2013. 

First up, the organizers of bauma Messe München and the organizers of ConExpo/Con-Agg, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) are founding a joint venture in South Africa. They plan to call the joint venture bC Expo South Africa (Pty) Ltd..

The first bauma Africa will be held in Johannesburg in September 2013. It is being organized by MMI South Africa (Pty) Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Messe München. Subsequent events will then be organized by the new joint venture.

Eugen Egetenmeir, managing director of Messe München, is convinced that this collaboration will give bauma Africa added potential: “Our colleagues at AEM have been supporting us in organizing the premiere of bauma Africa. We are very pleased that this spirit of cooperation is reflected by the fact that our two companies have founded this joint venture. I am sure that this will allow us to recruit even more exhibitors from North America for the fair in Johannesburg.”

Dennis Slater, President of AEM, said: “AEM is pleased to take this next step in its relationship with Messe München. Our first joint venture, bC India, has developed as a model of industry efficiency and effective competition in the global marketplace, and we now look forward to a natural extension of our cooperation. Africa has great opportunities for economic growth. Recognizing this, AEM seeks to support and promote its member companies in North America through the bauma Africa 2013 launch.” 

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Next, AEM announced the launch of ConExpo Latin America. AEM said it has signed a letter of intent with the Chilean Chamber of Construction to co-locate ConExpo Latin America with the Chamber’s Edifica exposition to be held October 2015 in Santiago, Chile.

AEM said the plan is to rotate location of ConExpo Latin America between the northern and southern areas of South America, to offer opportunity to buyers from all regions. The show will launch as an annual event, with future timing and rotation with other events to be determined. AEM is working with allied associations and has support from MMI, organizers of bauma.

More details on exhibiting and attending CONEXPO Latin America will be available online at             

Finally, following two shows held in Mumbai, India, the bauma ConExpo Show – bC India is moving to Greater Noida, near to India’s capital of Delhi. The upcoming third edition of the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles is scheduled for December 15 to 18, 2014 in the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida, near Delhi. In total, 170,000 sq m of exhibition space will be available to the event at this venue.