With more than 170,000 visitors from 149 countries and regions exploring the technologies and innovations showcased by 2,953 exhibitors from 41 countries, bauma China 2016 was a success in spite of an economic slowdown. A report...
bauma China 2016, the eighth International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, was successfully held during November 22-25, 2016 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).
Against a backdrop of economic slowdown and ongoing change and modernisation in industry, bauma China 2016 attracted more than 170,000 visitors from 149 countries and regions. Stefan Rummel, Managing Director, Messe Mnnchen, was satisfied with the result, ´bauma China 2016 received a positive visitor response. With 14 years of development, bauma China once again underlines its leading role in Asia. It has provided participants with good opportunities for industry communication and exploring product innovations, market trends and possible solutions despite the current uncertain situation.´
Qi Jun, Chairman, China Construction Machinery Association (CCMA), pointed out, ´The success of the exhibition reflects the confidence of the exhibitors worldwide towards the Chinese economy as well as the world economy. It is beneficial to the faster, healthier growth of the construction machinery industry.´
After China, the top ten visitor countries and regions were Korea, Russia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia and Australiaùin that order.
Michael Minsky, Group Marketing Manager Far East of BAUER Equipment (Shanghai) Ltd, commented, ´This year the results are really good. Apart from domestic customers, we made contacts with clients from overseas markets like Australia, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai and Russia, and received many orders.´
Jing Chen, Director of the President Office of Sany Heavy Industry, was also very pleased, ´bauma China is the most important exhibition to us. There are a lot of visitors this year. Visits to our booth have far exceeded our expectations.´
bauma China 2016 occupied an exhibition area of 300,000 sq m at the Shanghai International Expo Centre, an area equivalent in size to 42 football pitches. It attracted 2,953 exhibitors from 41 countries and regions, which is in line with the previous show, despite the tough industry situation.
Out of the total of 2,953 exhibitors, 70 per cent were from China. Besides the existing leading companies, many new exhibitors participated in bauma China 2016. All in all, there were about 45 per cent new exhibitors. In particular, many large shield machine manufacturers participated for the first time. Exhibitors from outside China also made good use of this event to showcase their innovations.