The signs are promising for the largest construction equipment trade show in Asia. Market researchers continue to see upturn in Chinese market. The industry will again meet at the international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles held from November 27 to 30, 2018 in Shanghai. The world’s second largest trade fair for construction machines after bauma in Munich offers an exhibition space of 300 000 m². “The entire area of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre – 17 halls and the outdoor area – will again be occupied completely,” Maritta Lepp, bauma CHINA’s Exhibition Director reports. Some exhibitors already asked for larger booth spaces than with the previous edition.
Six months prior to its opening, bauma CHINA announces some positive figures: “The current demand for exhibition space exceeds our expectations,” Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München, says. According to latest information, the trade show already has attracted 2200 exhibitors – 300 companies more than in the equivalent period in 2016. “A result that is mainly due to the strong partnership between the companies, the associations and Messe München in China.” The organizer Messe München is pleased about the return of a giant in the sector: Caterpillar, the world’s leading manufacturer of construction equipment, will be in on it this year for the first time since its last attendance in 2012. Well-known names such as Bauer, Liebherr, Volvo or Wirtgen have also signed up; major construction equipment manufacturers from the Middle Kingdom have already expressed their interest in participating.