The seven-day show at Bauma 2016 attracted around 580,000 visitors from 200 countries—an increase of more than 9%—to Munich between April 11 and 17. After Germany, the top ten countries of origin among the visitors were Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, UK, Sweden, the Russian Federation, Poland, and the Czech Republic. A total of 3,423 exhibitors—1,263 from Germany and 2,160 from abroad—from 58 countries presented their products, developments, and innovations on a record 605,000 square meters of exhibition space. Exhibitors from outside Germany accounted for 63% of the total—higher than ever before.
According to Klaus Dittrich, chairman and CEO of Messe München, “The response from the participants this year was amazing. The visitors at Bauma always come looking to invest, but this year the exhibitors’ order books filled up much faster than expected. Many exhibitors are talking about a record level of demand at Bauma 2016. And that is an extremely positive sign in this current uncertain climate.”
The next Bauma takes place from April 8-14, 2019 in Munich.