In terms of exhibition space, bauma is the biggest trade fair in the world. And for the next event from 19 to 25 April 2010 at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, this international showcase for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment is getting even bigger. In response to an excellent level of bookings from exhibitors, Messe München is planning to erect additional, temporary halls for bauma 2010. This will bring the total exhibition space for the fair to 555 000 m² (Fig. 1). By deciding to set up these temporary halls, Messe München will be able to offer additional exhibition space for example to the product section “Construction Equipment and Tools” which is in particularly high demand from exhibitors. Also this additional space means that bauma 2010 will beat the previous record for space, held by bauma 2007, which took up 540 000 m² of exhibition space.
Currently improvements are under way to the entrance situation on the northwest of the site, by building an entrance and registration building (Fig. 2) between the multi-storey car park on the northwest corner and Hall C1. For the first time, therefore, this will provide an additional, seventh entrance in time for bauma 2010, and that should help alleviate pressure on the very busy West Entrance. Another area in which improvements are being made is to visitor flow between the open-air sites to the north and south of Paul-Henri-Spaak-Strasse.