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Bauma

( 7 April 2025 - 13 April 2025 )
Venue: Messe Munich
Location: Germany , Munich
Organizer: Messe Munich

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The latest edition of BAUMA will occur in October 2025. The leading trade show for construction and building materials will take place at Messe Munich between 07.04.2025 and 13.04.2025. The event will take place at Messe Munich as a live event. The edition will consist of a face-to-face exhibition without strict COVID-19 prevention measures. Organisers have stated that they have opted to remove the safety measures due to the removal of the country's pandemic-related restrictions.

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Founded in 1954, Bauma is a trade show of prime importance to the construction industry. It serves as the central presentation hub for the latest innovations and trends. It is also the main event for showcasing the newest construction machines and materials. Bauma, furthermore, acts as the meeting location for professionals seeking to form new partnerships. It is also the leading event for experts opting to expand their specialist knowledge and overview the industry. Bauma takes place once every three years, with the hosting location being Messe Munich in Germany. 

Business profile of the event

Bauma is a trade show of great importance to the construction, steel and coal industries. Because of its significance, the trade fair receives professionals such as leading manufacturers, market representatives, key players, experts, and trade journalists. It also includes various professional associations, universities, students, mechanical and construction machine engineers. Furthermore, the trade fair attracts professionals such as manufacturing, production, processing and quality control specialists. Bauma additionally enables professionals such as R&D and design experts to gain valuable insights. Maintenance, repair, sales and distribution specialists also attend the air. So do logistics specialists that handle materials management, storage and transport. Many management staff members attend Bauma. Such include business, company and plant management. Among them are site managers, building managers, construction managers and others. Many leading brands attend the fair. These include FAE GROUP, FASSI, Kärcher, KAESER KOMPRESSOREN, OilQuick and OMME LIFT. 

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Bauma enables professionals to complete vital business goals. These include networking with other experts, gaining recognition and closing important deals. Also, the trade fair enables them to overview the attending industries. It also allows them to expand their specialist knowledge. 

 

Professionals can complete such vital objectives via the event’s diverse support programme. Among the leading events is the comprehensive exhibition. It showcases the latest trends, innovations and markets. The exhibition presents the whole industry value chain. Among the showcased products are wares such as construction site equipment. It also includes wares such as building components and services. The exhibition features four exhibition sectors. These are:

  • “All around construction sites”, 
  • “Mining, extraction and processing of raw materials”, 
  • “Production of building materials”, 
  • “Components and service suppliers”. 

All around construction sites incorporates: 

  • construction vehicles, machines, equipment, tools and specialised systems
  • construction site safety
  • monitoring site installations
  • lifting appliances and conveyors.
  • formwork and scaffoldings
  • handling and processing concrete and mortar
  • digital construction sites. 

Mining, extraction and processing of raw materials include 3 product groups. These are:

  • raw material extraction and mining machines
  • raw material handling
  • mineral processing. 

Production of building materials showcases:

  • cement, lime and gypsum compounds for building materials and their means of manufacturing
  • machines and systems for the production of concrete, concrete products and pre-fabricated components
  • asphalt production machines and plants. 
  • machines/plants for producing premixed dry mortar, plaster, screed, building store products
  • machines/plants for producing lime sandstone or building products from power plant residue
  • Gypsum and gypsum plasterboard machines/plants
  • building material handling and packaging

The Components and service suppliers sector presents the latest: 

  • transmission engineering, power generation and fluid technology units
  • wear parts and accessories
  • additive manufacturing systems and machines
  • 3D printing of wearing parts
  • services
  • test, process control and measurement engineering innovations
  • job safety
  • communication and navigation novelties.

Each type of product group is available for examination in one or more exhibition halls. For instance, halls A1, Bo and EWE showcase construction tools and equipment. A2 is the location for Sensor technologies and diagnosis. In halls A3 and A4, professionals can observe powertrain and hydraulics as well as motors. Hall A2 also presents equipment, spare and replacement parts. The exhibition enables professionals to complete several goals. Among them are gaining recognition, conducting business onsite and networking. 

 

Apart from the exhibition, Bauma also features other valuable sub-events. These include the “THINK BIG!”, the Bauma Forum, the Bauma VR experience, and the Bauma LAB0. THINK BIG! is a sub-event of high interest to students and pupils. During the event, attendees can learn about training and further education opportunities. The sub-event also contains hands-on workshops allowing students to expand their skills. Workshop activities include soldering, bending, turning and various simulations such as repairing machines. The event also includes interviews with the presenters and trainers. THINK BIG! also helps to present companies to raise brand awareness and find potential employees. 

 

The Bauma Forum is another leading sub-event. It is the meeting and discussion location of exhibitors, trade associations, and partners. During the Forum, such attendants discuss the latest market analysis, trends and innovations. The event consists of a series of panel discussions, press conferences and presentations. The event allows professionals to expand their specialist knowledge, gain recognition and network. Often, the topics discussed during the Bauma Forum focus on the themes of the edition. For instance, one of the editions discussed mining, sustainability, and digitalisation. 

 

The Bauma VR Experience is a recent addition. It allows professionals to observe construction sites using virtual and augmented reality. For instance, attendees can watch various construction machines in action. Such showcases will enable professionals to examine the presented wares in a new way. The Bauma LAB0 is also another sub-event of interest. It is the micro-event location that start-ups should consider as the area allows them to showcase their wares and attend live research. As a result, start-ups can gain recognition, expand their specialist knowledge and network. 

 

Start-ups can also look forward to the International bauma Innovation Award. It lauds the innovation of professionals from the construction and mining industries. The competition is a dial initiative launched by bauma and four partner associations. These are: 

  • the German Engineering Federation
  • the German Construction Industry Association
  • the German Building Materials Association
  • the Central Association of the German Construction Industry. 

The Innovation Award features five categories in which competitors can take part. The categories are Climate Protection, Digitalisation, Mechanical Engineering, Building, and Research. 

 

Climate protection focuses on environmental protection, resource conservation, and circular economy novelties. Such include new machines, equipment, tools, building materials, and others. Construction machinery manufacturers and construction companies can compete in the category. Likewise, building materials producers and mining technology suppliers can earn the division prize. The evaluation criteria for the division are: 

  • Energy efficiency
  • Sustainability
  • Resource conservation and life cycle assessment
  • Alternative drives and fuels
  • Degree of innovation,
  • Economic potential
  • User benefit

Digitalisation is the second award category. It lauds machine, construction site, and value chain digitalisation innovations. Such include ones that improve economic efficiency, occupational safety, competitiveness and sustainability. Like the previous category, professionals such as manufacturers of construction machinery can compete. It is also available to building materials plants/producers and mining technology suppliers. Construction companies and service providers can also take part. The evaluation criteria for this category are:

  • Economic potential
  • Automation potential
  • System permeability
  • Workplace humanisation 
  • Degree of networking
  • Degree of innovation
  • User benefit

The Mechanical engineering category lauds mobile or stationary machine and system development innovations. These include ones that improve construction or mining industry equipment and building materials. It also incorporates novelties that enhance building material manufacturing, processing, transportation and packing. It also includes innovations such as new modifications and functionalities. New construction, building material, and mining machine component developers can also take part. Such include drives, controls or sensor technology. The criteria for evaluation for this category include:

  • Degree of innovation
  • Practical orientation and user benefit 
  • Workplace humanisation 
  • Design including aesthetics, optics, form and function combination, ergonomics, and emotionality
  • Economic potential

The Building category is for novel structures, construction methods/processes, and building materials. Such include novelties that optimise, develop or change structures, processes, methods and materials. Construction companies who are members of HDB, ZDB and BBS associations can take part. The evaluation criteria for the Building innovations are:

  • Degree of innovation 
  • Economic potential
  • Degree of digitisation
  • Contribution to climate protection - energy efficiency, sustainability, resource conservation
  • Aesthetics and appearance of the building - shape, function, form, long-distance effect, embedding
  • Construction of the building - implementation and degree of difficulty
  • Realisation requirements of the structure - demands on logistics, construction methods, construction sequence

Research lauds practical research results with successful implementation in product development. Such include results that can improve sustainability, economic potential and practical aspects. Research institutes, universities, and research-based companies can take part in this division. The evaluation criteria for Research novelties are as follows:

  • Degree of innovation
  • Practical orientation
  • User benefit
  • Workplace humanisation
  • Contribution to environmental protection, energy and resource efficiency
  • Economic potential

Each of the criteria focuses on a specific aspect of the nominated novelty. Energy efficiency, for instance, examines the level of energy consumption efficiency. The higher the efficiency, the more valuable the nomination is. Sustainability focuses on how sustainable said innovation is. Resource conservation places emphasis on the level of resources the nominated novelty conserves. Alternative drive examines the types of alternative fuels used by the nomination. Economic potential rates the nominated ware’s potential for economic growth. User benefit examines the benefit level the innovation has. Often, Baum’s editions feature the theme days. These are specific days of the event which focus on one or more of the trend themes. For instance, one of the renditions featured a theme day that focused on zero emissions. Another such day emphasised digital construction sites. A third day detailed autonomous machines, while a fourth day focused on sustainable mining. 

 

Bauma can be beneficial for professionals from the mining, construction and steel industries. These include managerial staff such as business, company, plant or construction managers. It can also be valuable for construction or mining students and pupils. Furthermore, professionals from mechanical engineering or construction machine departments should opt to attend. So should manufacturing, production, processing and quality control experts. Likewise, R&D or design specialists should consider visiting Bauma. As should maintenance and repair professionals as well as sales and distribution. Storage and transport experts from the three industries should opt to attend. 

Your Hotel Room in Munich

Invest in your business trip with hotel accommodation selected for your specific need. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd works with you to send you hotels in Munich with an ideal location and price tag. This allows you to select the hotel offers that work best for you. Such as placing you near Messe Munich for a quicker commute. We have long worked with large groups so you can query for parties of twenty people and more. The entire registration process takes up to a day, and you leave all details to us. Also, Travel 2 Fairs ltd assists with logistics as well. You can request a rent-a-car or an airport transfer in both directions, whether it is private or shared.

 

Logistics 

Bauma takes place at Messe Munich for seven days every three years. Messe München GmbH organises the fair with the aid of partners. The event has different hosting hours for the various days and attendee groups. For instance, exhibitors can take part during the first five days between 7:30 am and 7:30 pm. Visitors can attend during the first five days between 9:30 am and 6:30 pm. During the sixth day, exhibitors can attend between 7 am and 7:30 pm. Visitors on the sixth day can take part between 8:30 am and 6:30 pm. For the final day of the fair, exhibitors can attend from 7:30 am onwards. They can leave as soon as they finish dismantling their exhibition stands. Visitors can take part during the last day between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm. 

Messe Munich is one of Munich’s leading exhibition centres. It is an event location that is easy to access via public transport. You can, for instance, reach the venue from the central railway station in 25 minutes by metro. Likewise, you can access the site in 50 minutes from the international airport by bus. Messe Munich is also close to many local urban communities. Such include Freising who is a 55-minute bus commute from the site. You can also rent a car or taxi and travel from the city to the venue in 35 minutes. 

Munich is among Germany's leading exhibition cities. It provides a range of exhibition sites and a well-working public transport network. The metropolis includes a diverse range of bus, metro, train and taxi routes. Commuting times can take 15 to 90 minutes. For instance, the metro commuting time between the city centre and the airport is 43 minutes. Munich features ample dining and accommodation options. As a result, you can choose suitable resting and dining locations based on your needs. This includes hotels, hostels, guest houses and apartments in and around Munich. Likewise, you can choose from a range of bars, restaurants, clubs, diners and other eateries. When considering where to stay in Munich, opt for areas such as Isavorstadt. When opting for nearby communities consider locations such as Freising. 

Audience and Statistics

Bauma is an international fair that receives a large group of professionals. For instance, its 2019 edition featured 3702 exhibitors and 620 000 visitors. More than 200 countries attend the trade show. Attending nations include Italy, China, Turkey, and the UK. They also include France, the USA, the Netherlands and Spain. Likewise, Austria, Finland, India, South Korea and Sweden attended. So do Switzerland, Canada, the Czech Republic and Belgium. attending nations also include Poland, Denmark, Japan, and Taiwan. Russia, Australia, Bulgaria and Portugal likewise visit. So do Slovenia, Slovakia, Singapore and Ukraine. Representatives from Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Israel and Norway additionally attend Bauma. Several industries and sectors take part in the event. Among them are the building technology and machinery and interior construction sectors. The construction, steel and mining industries attend the fair. 

Past Editions

2019

The 2019 edition of Bauma was among the event’s most successful renditions. It featured 3,702 exhibitors with 66% of them coming from abroad. A total of 620,000 visitors attended the fair, representing their wares on 614,000 m2 of exhibition space. More than 200 countries attended the live exhibition hosted between 8.04.2019 and 14.04.2019.

2022

Bauma 2022 greatly surpassed the expectation of the construction and mining industries. It took place as a hybrid event, comprising a live aspect in Messe Munich and a digital platform between 24.10.2022 and 30.10.2022. The live aspect did not incorporate Covid-19 safety measures due to the removal of the pandemic-related restrictions. This was quite welcome for the approximately 3,200 exhibitors from 60 countries (65% were from abroad) and more than 495,000 visitors from over 200 nations (50% were from abroad).

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