An impressive 530,000 visitors from more than 200 countries converged on the Messe München exhibition center April 15-21. Not only did this edition of bauma break all previous records for exhibitor numbers and exhibition space, it also attracted the highest number of visitors ever.

“This is very good for our industry in these turbulent times and it will certainly give it a boost,” said Johann Sailer, chairman of the Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Association of VDMA and president of the Committee for the European Construction Equipment Industry (CECE).


Klaus Dittrich, chairman and CEO of Messe München, is more than satisfied. “Our exhibitors were delighted with the quality of the visitors here and with the international spread represented among them. Good business has been done here,” he said. “With more than 200,000 visitors from outside Germany, the number of international attendees was higher than ever before. The response this year has simply been outstanding.”

Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ) was the only international mining trade journal to exhibit at bauma. “Traffic at the C2 mining hall was steady with large groups of miners turning up from Russia, Indonesia and South America,” said Steve Fiscor, editor-in-chief, E&MJ. “We distributed more than 1,000 copies of the April edition at the stand.”

In total, 3,420 exhibitors—1,346 from Germany and 2,074 from abroad—from 57 countries presented their latest products and innovations in construction and mining machinery at bauma 2013 on a record exhibition space of 570,000 square meters.