The BAUMA CONEXPO SHOW in India held from 08.-11.02.2011 at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai/India, exceeded all expectations: More than 22 000 visitors from 69 countries attended the first edition of the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles. The event is a joint venture between Messe München International (MMI) and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
In particular, the quality of business visitors and the facilities were highly appreciated among the exhibitors. By offering free of cost pre-registration and charging an entrance fee to non pre-registered visitors, a high professional level of business visitors was achieved. With regards to the facilities and especially the indoor structure and outdoor exhibition area, all participants were extremely satisfied. In this context and from day one, bC India also turned out to be a perfect platform for doing real business.
Responding to very strong demand from exhibitors in the run-up to the show, the exhibition space for bC India had been extended to a total of around 88 000 m² (Fig.). All in all, 508 exhibitors from over 30 countries showcased their latest products and innovations in machinery and equipment for construction, mining and building materials. In addition to that the show is the most international event within the construction exhibition sector in India, as 70 % of the registered exhibitors were headquartered outside of India. The international character of this trade fair was underlined with the participation of nine national pavilions from Australia, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom, all showcasing state-of-the-art technology produced in these countries.