BaumaChina Sets Records
The organizers of the biennial baumaChina off-highway equipment show report that the exhibition has broken records again. Organizer Messe München said the show, officially the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment, drew about 180,000 visitors from 141 countries a 16 percent increase. The show covered 300,000 m2 a 30 percent increase and had 2718 exhibitors from 38 countries, a 46 percent increase.
After China, the top 10 visitor countries and regions were Russia, Korea, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Turkey – in that order. For the first time ever, baumaChina occupied all of the exhibition space – a total of 300,000 m2 – at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.
The show had 1837 exhibitors. After China, the top five exhibitor countries were Germany (172), Italy (122), the US (116), Korea (67) and Japan (49). BaumaChina also had eight national pavilions; Austria, Germany, Finland, Great Britain, Italy, Korea, Spain, the US and – for the first time – a joint stand of exhibitors from Incheon City, organized by the Incheon Chamber of Commerce in Korea.
The next baumaChina will takes place in Shanghai November 25 to 28, 2014.