bauma 2019 attracts over 620,000 visitors, 40,000 more than the previous edition

More than 250,000 visitors came from countries outside Germany; over 5,500 visitors came from China alone

Bauma 2019, Munich, Germany, Visitors, Machinery


Bauma 2019 attracted more than 620,000 visitors from over 200 countries, recording the highest attendance in the exhibition’s 65-year history.

The number of visitors increased by about 40,000 over the previous event in 2016. More than 250,000 visitors came from countries outside Germany. The top 10 visitor countries after Germany were Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Poland and the UK.

The trade fair also experienced a strong increase in attendance from China, Australia and Japan. More than 5,500 visitors came from China alone.

The number of exhibitors totaled about 3,700 from 63 countries. A large number of exhibitors indicated that bauma 2019 was a complete success.

Andreas Böhm, a member of the board of directors of Liebherr-International AG, said: “We took orders from all parts of the world and made a whole lot of new contacts.”

Melinda Zimmerman Smith of Serious Labs said bauma created “exciting opportunities that we didn’t even know existed.”

Frank W. Reschke, managing director, Masa, described it as “the most successful bauma of all times.”

Martin Herrenknecht, chairman, Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems, said: “Every bauma is something special. But 2019 topped everything for Herrenknecht.”

Domenic G. Ruccolo, CEO of the Wirtgen Group, rated bauma 2019 as “the most successful in the history of the Wirtgen Group."

The next editon of bauma will be held from April 4 to 10, 2022, at the Messe München Exhibition Center.

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