Demand for exhibition space is again very high for the next bauma, taking place from April 11–17, 2016. The upcoming event, billed as the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment, will take up all the available space—6.5 million ft2 of exhibition space—at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich.

More than 3,400 exhibitors from more than 50 countries are expected to take part. Klaus Dittrich, chairman and CEO of Messe München, said, “The response from the exhibitors and the high level of demand for space are truly amazing.”

However, Dittrich noted his awareness of the problems the high demand brings. “Of course, we want to give as many companies as possible the chance to present at bauma. Yet because of this high level of demand, we will unfortunately not be able to meet all requests for space and participation.”

bauma’s new slogan, “The heartbeat of our industry,” now emphasizes the role of bauma as a key industry platform and a pacemaker for innovations, as the exhibitors time their development cycles to coincide with this showcase.

The bauma Innovation Award will be presented—for the eleventh time—to recognize promising developments that are future-capable, cost-efficient and offer a high practical benefit that contribute toward energy and resource efficiency and/or humanization of the workplace. The presentation of the awards to the winners takes place on April 10, 2016, as part of the opening ceremony to bauma in Munich.

All of this will make bauma 2016 a rewarding experience—and the most important trade show worldwide for the construction machinery industry. The product ranges on show at bauma cover the full range applicable to the construction and mining industry. Visitors and customers can find the latest products and innovations, many of which will be new to the market. Moreover, the bauma atmosphere is unique: bauma is huge, it is overwhelming, enormously busy and international—it is simply the biggest show on earth and always a successful business.