bauma CONEXPO AFRICA, the premier trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles in Africa has firmly established itself in the market following its third edition. As many as 454 exhibitors from 34 countries and 14,167 visitors attended the international trade fair, which took place from March 13 to 16, 2018, in Johannesburg. About 13 per cent of the visitors came from outside the host country South Africa. The top five visitor countries from Africa were Zimbabwe, Kenya, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia. Delegations from Chile, Israel, Kenya and Turkey visited the trade fair. Their participation underlines the importance of bauma CONEXPO AFRICA as the largest industry event for this sector in the region.
“The trade fair reflected a sense of renewed optimism and highlighted the opportunities in the industry, despite the recent economic challenges,” Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München, stated. Petra Kaiser, Senior Director of International Exhibitions & Events at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), added, “It is significant to have a consistent and engaged presence in the region in order to take advantage of long-term business potential. bauma CONEXPO AFRICA creates a platform to help facilitate these opportunities.”
The next edition of the trade fair will take place again in Johannesburg in 2021.