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Bauma

Bauma

Munich, Germany
Industry
Industry:
Architecture, Building, Construction, Urban Equipment
Organizer
Organizer:
Messe Munich
Event website
Event website:
Bauma
Frequency
Frequency:
3 years

Venue and Event Updates 

Bauma 2025 will take place as a live event at Messe Munich from the 7th of April to the 13th of April 2025. The trade show's latest edition will consist of a live exhibition. The exhibition grounds at Messe Munich will not have the latest Covid-19 safety precautions. This is due to the removal of the country's pandemic-related limitations including the ones pertaining to travelling to and from Germany. 

Introduction

Bauma is a triennial construction fair established in 1954. It is among the main events for the construction and mining industries. This is due to the fair serving as the central presentation and meeting location for the sectors. It is the main hub for showcasing the latest innovations and trends. It is also the location for discussing the most recent challenges and issues. Bauma additionally serves as the main meeting location for the whole value chain. This includes professionals such as leading manufacturers, key players and experts. This is due to the event allowing them to form new partnerships and expand their knowledge. As mentioned, Bauma occurs every three years. Its hosting location is Messe Munich in Munich, Germany.

What is Bauma's Business Profile?

Bauma attracts many mining and construction professionals. This includes experts from the whole value chain, such as: 

  • Construction and mining operators
  • Market representatives
  • Trade journalists
  • Universities
  • Mechanical/construction machine engineers
  • R&D experts
  • Design specialists
  • Logistics experts
  • Research institutes
  • Building control officers
  • Leading manufacturers
  • Professional associations
  • Students
  • Manufacturing/quality control/processing/production professionals
  • Maintenance/repair/sales/distribution professionals
  • Building/company/business managers
  • Building surveyors
  • Compliance coordinators
  • Construction and mining workers

Bauma is the exhibition location of leading companies such as FAE GROUP, Kärcher and FASSI. Caterpillar Inc, Herrenknecht and Sany Group also attend as exhibitors. 

Event Highlights

Bauma is a trade show that can aid professionals in completing five business goals. The goals are networking, conducting business, gaining recognition, analysing markets and expanding knowledge. The fair allows professionals to maintain previous business connections and form new ones. Furthermore, Bauma enables the conduction of business including preparing and making new investments. Additionally, professionals in particular start-ups can gain recognition via certain sub-events. Also, Bauma can aid in analysing markets by observing exhibitors. The trade fair furthermore enables professionals to expand their specialist knowledge. This is due to them being able to learn about new developments, trends, and innovations.

Bauma has a diverse support programme that allows professionals to complete such goals. Often, the support programme features one or more theme days. These are days during which the schedule focuses on one or more emerging trends. For example, one of Bauma’s editions featured four such theme days. Each focused on different trends such as zero emissions. Such days allow professionals to learn about the latest trends and how to take advantage of them. 

The theme days tend to influence several of the sub-events. Among the affected is the Bauma Forum. The Bauma Forum serves as the central discussion location for many industry professionals. These include exhibitors, partners and trade associations. This is due to the Forum allowing such professionals to discuss various topics. Among them are the most recent market reports, innovations, and trends. The Bauma Forum is comprised of panel discussions, presentations, and press conferences. Each of the discussions features a leading industry expert as the host and speaker. The topics at the Forum can include aspects such as means to reduce carbon emissions. By attending the Forum, professionals can gain recognition, expand their knowledge and network. They can gain acknowledgement by attending as speakers. They can additionally network with key players, leading manufacturers and association representatives. 

Bauma also features several other sub-events which can be invaluable. These include the detailed exhibition, Bauma LAB0, the VR Experience, and THINK BIG!. The comprehensive exhibition is one of the leading micro-events. It serves as the main presentation hub for the latest innovations. The exhibition furthermore is the main location for overviewing the attending industries. The expo is also the location for gaining recognition by presenting novel wares. It is also the central procurement platform for professionals from the attending industries. This is due to the sub-event allowing them to examine the latest innovations. This applies in particular to start-ups who can take advantage of the Bauma LAB0 event and zone. 

Bauma LAB0 is a specialised event and zone where start-ups can present their novel wares. It is also the location for networking with potential investors and partners. Furthermore, start-ups can take part in different sub-event such as live research. This can be valuable as a means to gain recognition and expand their knowledge. Bauma’s comprehensive exhibition features product groups that represent the whole value chain. For ease of navigation, the product groups are arranged in four exposition assemblages. The exposition groups are:

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

The “All around construction sites” assemblage contains the product groups:

  • Monitoring site installations
  • Processing/handling of concrete and mortar 
  • Lifting appliances and conveyors 
  • Digital construction sites
  • Construction site safety
  • Scaffoldings and Formworks
  • Specialised construction systems, vehicles, machines, tools, and equipment

The “Production of building materials” assemblage is the section for:

  • Building materials handling and packaging 
  • Gypsum plasterboard/gypsum production plants and machines 
  • Means of manufacturing lime/cement/gypsum compounds for building materials and ready products
  • Production systems and machines for prefabricated concrete/concrete components/concrete products
  • Production machines/plants for premixed dry mortar/building store products/screed/plaster
  • Asphalt production plants/machines 
  • Production machines/plants for lime sandstone and building products from power plant residue 
  • The “Components and service suppliers” assemblage presents:

3D Printing production of wearing parts

  • Construction and mining services
  • Additive manufacturing systems/machines
  • Job safety — equipment, tools, structures, etc
  • Novel measurement engineering, process control and test wares
  • Navigation and communication wares
  • Fluid technology/transmission engineering/power generation units
  • Wear accessories/ parts

The “Mining, extraction, and processing of raw materials” assemblage is the sector for:

  • Raw materials handling
  • Mineral processing
  • Mining and extraction machines for raw materials

The exhibition features two means of showcasing the product groups. The first alternative features a product group occupying two or more exposition halls. Often, this method is applied to product groups that are extensive or feature large wares. examples include the construction equipment and tools, occupying three halls. Another such instance is hydraulics, powertrain and motors presented within two exhibition halls. The second showcasing method involves two or more product groups occupying one hall. Examples include the sensor technologies and equipment/replacement/spare part groups. These two exhibition assemblages occupy hall A2. 

Among the recent additions to Bauma’s support programme is the Bauma VR Experience. This is a show zone that allows professionals to observe digital construction sites. The zone allows them to examine such locations by equipping specialised VR glasses. Among the wares professionals can examine at the VR Experience are construction machines. They can also experience the latest safety equipment or elevator models. The VR Experience allows professionals to overview wares that may not be available. 

THINK BIG! allows pupils and university students to learn about further education and training opportunities. The micro-event features two aspects, with each having a special focus. The first aspect is the hands-on workshops, which feature various simulations. These allow attendees to try various work activities. Among them is soldering, repairing machines, turning and bending. Such workshops allow aspiring professionals and students to improve their specialist skills. The second aspect of THINK BIG! is the interviews with trainers and presenters from leading companies. These allow attendees to learn about available mining and construction professions. It also allows leading companies to network with potential new employees. 

Another sub-event of great importance is the International Bauma Innovation Award competition. It is a competition that can aid professionals in gaining recognition. Four associations help with the organisation of the International Bauma Innovation Award. The associations are:

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

Five categories comprise the Innovation Award. These are: 

  • Research
  • Digitalisation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Climate Protection
  • Building

Research is a category suitable for research-based companies, universities, and research institutes. It commends practical research results with a successful product development implementation. Worthy nominations include research results that enhance one or more practical aspects. They can also compete if they improve economic potential or sustainability. Several criteria determine the score of the nominated. These are:

  • User benefit
  • Economic potential
  • Resource, environmental protection, and energy efficiency contribution
  • Innovation degree
  • Workplace humanisation
  • Practical orientation

Digitalisation is the category that can grant recognition to several types of professionals. These include construction machinery manufacturers. They also include mining technology suppliers, building material producers, and construction service companies. It lauds digitalisation innovations that improve value chains, construction sites and machines. Such include ones that improve occupational safety, economic efficiency, competitiveness, or sustainability. Each nominated will receive a rating based on the following criteria:

  • Workplace humanisation
  • Innovation degree
  • Economic potential
  • System permeability
  • Networking degree
  • User benefit
  • Automation potential

Mechanical Engineering is ideal for new construction, building materials, mining machine component developers. It is also suitable for sensor technology, drive, and control experts. The division lauds stationary/mobile machine and system development innovations. Such include ones that augment the performance of construction or mining materials. They also include innovations that enhance building material processing, manufacturing, packing, and transportation. Examples worthy of nomination also feature innovative wares with new modifications or functionalities. The category has several criteria which determine each nominated ware’s rating. These are:

  • Economic potential
  • User benefit and practical orientation
  • Innovation degree
  • Workplace humanisation
  • Degree of design — function and form combination, optics, emotionality, ergonomics

Climate Protection is suitable for construction machinery manufacturers. Mining technology suppliers and building materials producers should also consider the division. It lauds environmental protection, circular economy, and resource conservation innovations. These include novel wares such as new building materials, tools, or equipment. The rating of each nomination within the division is based on the following criteria:

  • Economic potential
  • Energy efficiency
  • Life cycle assessment and resource conservation
  • Alternative fuels or drives
  • Sustainability
  • User benefit
  • Innovation degree

The Building category is recommendable for HDB, BBS and ZDB association members. The division commends innovative building materials, structures, and construction processes/methods. Such include ones that have optimised, changed, or developed functionalities or properties. Several criteria form the rating for each category nomination:

  • Structure realisation requirements — logistics demands, construction sequence and methods
  • Building aesthetics and appearance — embedding, long-distance effect, form, function, shape
  • Digitalisation degree
  • Climate protection contribution — resource conservation, sustainability, energy efficiency
  • Economic potential
  • Building construction — degree of difficulty and implementation
  • Innovation degree

Each criterion focuses on a distinct aspect of the nominated innovation. The Energy Efficiency standard, for example, assesses the product’s energy consumption effectiveness. The level of sustainability is determined by the Sustainability standard. The Resource Conservation standard assesses the nominated ware's level of resource conservation. Alternative Fuels examines the different types of alternative fuels used by the innovations. Economic Potential evaluates the likelihood of economic growth the novel ware has. 

Bauma can be quite beneficial for the construction and mining industries. This includes professionals such as:

  • Construction and mining operators
  • Market representatives
  • Trade journalists
  • Universities
  • Mechanical/construction machine engineers
  • R&D experts
  • Design specialists
  • Logistics experts
  • Research institutes
  • Building control officers
  • Leading manufacturers
  • Professional associations
  • Students
  • Manufacturing/quality control/processing/production professionals
  • Maintenance/repair/sales/distribution professionals
  • Building/company/business managers
  • Building surveyors
  • Compliance coordinators
  • Construction and mining workers

Start-ups can look forward to several sub-events. These include the exhibition and Bauma LAB0. They also include the International Bauma Award and the VR Experience.

Logistics

Bauma is a triennial trade fair. Messe München GmbH organises the event once every three years at Messe Munich. The fair takes place at the venue for seven days and features several hosting hours. These hours vary for the different participant groups and for the event days. Exhibitors, for instance, can visit during the first five days between 7.30 am and 7.30 pm. During the sixth day, they can attend between 7.00 am and 7.30 pm. On the seventh day, they can visit from 7.30 am and remain until their stands have been dismantled. Visitors are welcome during the first five days between 9.30 am and 6.30 pm. During the sixth day, they can visit the fair between 8.30 am and 6.30 pm. On the final day, visitors can take part between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm.

Messe Munich is one of Munich's most important exhibition centres. It is a location that is easy to access. This is due to the venue’s extensive public transportation links. Such include various bus, metro, taxi, and train routes. Such allow you to reach the location from different areas. The venue, for example, is accessible from the central railway station. For the task, you can use the U2 metro and travel for 25 minutes. Likewise, the 183 bus line enables reaching the venue from Munich Airport in 50 minutes. Many local urban communities are also within commuting distance of Messe Munich. The RE3 bus and the U2 metro lines, for example, allow you to travel from Freising to the site. In such cases, the travel time is 55 minutes.

Munich is a popular tourist destination located in Germany. It is a large city with a well-developed public transportation system. Commuting times range from 15 to 90 minutes. The metro commute from the city centre to the airport, for example, will take 43 minutes. Munich offers a diverse range of lodging and dining options. Hotels, hostels, guest houses, and apartments are examples of the available alternatives. Bars, restaurants, clubs, diners, and other eateries are among the dining options. Isavorstadt and the city centre are among the recommended accommodation areas to consider. 

Audience and Statistics

Bauma attracts over 500 000 visitors and over 3000 exhibitors. The 2019 edition of the fair, for example, featured 620 000 visitors and 3702 exhibitors. During its triennial renditions, it receives trade delegates from over 200 countries. Among them are the following:

  • Russia
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • the Netherlands
  • Ukraine
  • Sweden
  • Poland
  • Israel
  • Denmark
  • Bulgaria
  • Hungary
  • the USA
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Australia
  • China
  • South Korea
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • the UK
  • India
  • Croatia
  • Austria
  • Italy
  • Taiwan
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia
  • Turkey
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Romania
  • the Czech Republic

Bauma is a trade fair of great importance for the construction and mining industries. 

Affordable hotels near BAUMA

Trade Fair Trips Ltd is here to take care of your travel arrangements, so you can focus on preparing for Bauma. With a variety of excellent hotels at competitive rates, you will receive the best for BAUMA. Location is a crucial component to the success of any business trip. This is why we focus on hotels close to Messe Munich. We can help in a variety of other ways as well. This includes placing reservations on meeting facilities and handling show booth installations.

Past Editions 

2019 Edition

Bauma 2019 took place as a face-to-face exhibition between 8.10.2019 and 14.10.2019 at Messe Munich. It exceeded the participation record set by the 2016 rendition. This is due to a total of 620 000 trade visitors and 3702 exhibitors visiting the fair. Over 200 countries and regions attended. Among them were Australia, Russia, Switzerland, and others. 

2022 Edition

Bauma 2022 greatly exceeded the expectations of the mining and construction industries. It was a hybrid event, with a live aspect held in Messe Munich and a digital platform between 24.10.2022 and 30.10.2022. Due to the removal of Germany's pandemic-related restrictions, the live aspect did not include Covid-19 safety measures. This was lauded by the around 3,200 exhibiting companies from 60 nations (65% from overseas) and more than 495,000 attendees from over 200 countries (50% from foreign nations).

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How to get to Bauma
On foot
On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from Munich International Airport

Not advisable when travelling from Munich Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

 

By car
By car:

30 mins when travelling from Munich International Airport

30 mins when travelling from Munich Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

By public transport
By public transport:

61 mins when travelling from Munich International Airport

35 mins when travelling from Munich Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

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