bauma China 2010, the 5th International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment, again broke all records with regard to exhibition space, exhibitor numbers and visitor numbers.
More than 150,000 visitors from 165 countries attended this year’s bauma China (2008: 112,674 visitors from 124 countries). This represents an increase of 33% compared to the last show. After China, the top 10 countries and regions of origin among the visitors were Korea; India; Japan; Russia; Malaysia; Brazil; Singapore; Thailand; Indonesia; and Australia.
“The enormous growth in visitor numbers as well as the outstanding positive feedback from our exhibitors is impressive evidence that bauma China is the leading business platform for the construction industry in China and Asia,” explained Eugen Egetenmeir, managing director of Messe München.
Covering 230,000 square meters of exhibition space, bauma China 2010 was 10% bigger in area than in 2008, when the show took up 210,000 square meters. All in all, 1,858 exhibitors from 37 countries (2008: 1,608 exhibitors from 30 countries) took part in bauma China 2010. This translated into not only an increase of 15% in exhibitor numbers but also a broader international spread.
Of the total of 1,858 exhibitors, China accounted for the highest proportion with 1,124 exhibitors. 734 exhibitors came from outside China to present their latest products and innovations at bauma China. The strongest contingents of overseas exhibitors were from Germany (154), Italy (107) and the U.S. (92).