All good things take time – and that's certainly true of preparations for the world's biggest trade show, -'bauma,' which is all set to take place from April 11 to 17, 2016 at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich with expected number of over 3,400 exhibitors and more than 500,000 visitors over an area of 605,000 sq.mt exhibit space.
Revealing the other latest innovation of bauma 2016, Mr. Rummel said that the show will also be sporting a new key visual with new logo. The familiar yellow "b" has been kept and expanded to visualize the four important sections of the show: All Around Construction Sites; Mining, Extraction, and Processing of Raw Materials; Production of Building Materials; and Component and Service Suppliers.
The awards are being presented in the five categories: Machinery, Components, Construction process/Construction work, Research and Design, for promising developments that are future-capable, cost-efficient and offer a high practical benefit that contribute towards energy and resource-efficiency and/or humanization of the workplace.
Divulging further, Mr. Nath said that the value additions to the show is the 'bauma forum,' which will present various important topics of global infrastructure construction and mining industry and also 'THINK BIG' - an initiative of bauma, VDMA and German Industries to fight with the skill manpower crunch by making engineering attractive for the young graduate and providing career opportunities to them.
Giving an overview of the global construction and mining industry, Mr. Nath said, "Though the market condition of global construction equipment industry is not bright but North America and Europe-currently the most dynamic construction machinery markets in the world, are doing quite good." Also picking up, alongside the traditional markets, are the markets of the Middle East, Indonesia, and Mongolia.
The market in India, too, according to sector insiders, should also move forward. Mr. Nath says, though the market of India has declined in comparison to 2011 but new government's initiatives of 'Made in India' and impetus on Infrastructure Development will have positive impact on the market of construction equipment in coming years.
Talking about the impact of regional shows on bauma, Mr. Rummel averred, "Because of regional shows such as bauma China, bauma South Africa, and bC India, we are witnessing increasing number of visitors and exhibitors from these countries at bauma. Currently, we have around 700 candidates on the waiting list who are mainly from these countries but as bauma is fully booked so they are not getting chance to participate."
In his concluding remarks, he said that bauma being the uncontested Number One trade exhibition for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles, and construction equipment, is a must visit show for developing countries, contractors, builders, etc. for understanding the advantages of advanced technologies and innovation going on around the world for betterment of the construction sector.