bauma postponed until October 2022
bauma has been postponed to autumn 2022 as the result of discussions between Messe München, top industry representatives, and the advisory board.
The new dates are October 24-30, 2022. Considering the particularly long planning times for exhibitors and organizers at the world's largest trade show, the decision had to be made now. This provides exhibitors and visitors a secure planning basis for preparing the upcoming bauma.
Initially, bauma was to be held from April 04 to 10, 2022. Despite the pandemic, both the industry's response and the booking level was very high. However, in numerous discussions with customers, there was a growing recognition that the April date involved too many uncertainties in view of the global pandemic.
With this decision, exhibitors and visitors now have clarity and a secure planning basis, emphasizes Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München: "The decision to postpone bauma was not an easy one for us, of course. But we had to make it now, before the exhibitors start planning their participation in the trade show and make corresponding investments. Unfortunately, despite the vaccination campaign that has been launched around the world, it is not yet possible to predict when the pandemic will be largely under control and unlimited worldwide travel will be possible again."
Regardless of the postponement, the technical and organizational planning for bauma 2022 continues. The core of bauma 2022 will be the face-to-face event, augmented and expanded by digital offerings.
In consultation with the industry, the most important industry topics have already been defined for bauma 2022. Reflecting the megatrends of digitalization and sustainability, bauma 2022 will focus on the following topics:
- The road to zero emissions
- Digital construction site
- Construction methods and materials of tomorrow
- The road to autonomous machines
- Mining—sustainable, efficient, reliable
These topics will not only play a central role in the exhibitors' presentations, but they will also be a central theme in the supporting program. The categories of the bauma Innovation Award will also be adjusted accordingly. For the first time, applicants can participate in the categories of digitalization and climate protection.