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bauma is Big: Really Big


RR041119 BaumaApril 11, 2019 – The world’s largest trade fair has opened its doors in Munich, Germany. On Monday, April 8, German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier, Bavarian Minister President Dr. Markus Söder and Messe München CEO Klaus Dittrich opened bauma 2019. Rock Products and Semco Publishing have boots on the ground, and are covering the show event by event.

“bauma is the world’s largest trade fair,” Söder said. “Highly innovative and gigantic construction machines from all parts of the world demonstrate the progress that has been achieved by the construction industry. The latest machines are even all-electric and emission-free. The construction industry is the indicator of our economic strength.” Söder noted that his father took him to bauma when he was a little boy: “For me as a private individual, a visit to bauma has always been a highlight in my life.”

Söder also spelled out the key factors that will affect the industry’s future: accelerating government approval processes, intelligent construction practices performed with the help of digital planning, and the level-headed management of area protection and construction activity.

The world’s largest trade fair is breaking every record again this year. Dittrich said: “With 614,000 sq. m of space, bauma has grown once again this year. A total of 3,700 exhibitors from about 60 countries are showing their innovations here in Munich. Our visitors have come from more than 200 countries."