Reacting to the rising importance of the African continent in the construction and mining industry, the renowned Bauma trade show will now also be held in South Africa. The inaugural event will take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg between September 18 and 21.
According to the German-based organisational team, the trade fair has been a sell-out success with over 500 exhibitors taking up over 60,000 square meters of exhibition space. It has already been confirmed that exhibitors from 34 countries will be participating in the trade fair; “and over 200 companies will be part of international pavilions from Austria, China, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Korea, Northern Ireland and Spain.”
Elaine Crewe, Chief Executive Officer of MMI South Africa, said that, “as investors and businesses look towards developing countries for new growth, the mining and construction industries are set to profit from this move.
“The need for infrastructure presents a growing opportunity for those present in these sectors to provide services and products throughout developing countries and benefit from this burgeoning growth. The growing pool of international entrants into the African market is a telling sign of just how important Africa is becoming and the need for specialised players in the industry, we trust that Bauma Africa will highlight new products in these sectors.”
According to Crewe, pre-registration is now available online. “This service will give visitors the opportunity to be part of the Bauma Africa matchmaking program, which has been designed to assist visitors in setting up onsite appointments with exhibitors prior to the show.”