Get ready to Bauma

Get ready to Bauma

The Bauma Conexpo Africa trade fair for the mining and construction industries will take place for the second time on African soil, between September 15 and 18, at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec.

Marius Smit, Bauma Conexpo Africa’s sales and marketing manager, describes Bauma Conexpo Africa as “the must-attend trade fair for the mining and construction industry on the African continent”.

“It’s an opportunity to meet the major key industry players and connect with customers from across the continent and to expand your business potential – at one location over four days,” he says.

“In 2013, we had over 700 exhibitors take up over 60 000 m2 of exhibition space,” explains Smit. “Due to the high demand for 2015, we decided to move to a larger venue – the Johannesburg Expo Centre. This time around we have ten country pavilions as opposed to the nine in 2013. We are also expecting over 20 000 visitors.”

This year, visitors can see exhibitors showcasing all their latest developments and technologies at the demonstration area. In addition, IFAT Environmental Technology Africa will run alongside Bauma Conexpo Africa. This trade fair, which is an extension of the Munich Bauma trade fair portfolio, will focus on environmental solutions for the mining and construction industry.

“We will also introduce the Bauma Conexpo Africa Forum, which will feature ‘Country Specials’ focusing on investments and projects in southern, eastern and western Africa. This Forum will be open to all visitors to the trade fair. Bauma Conexpo Africa will also play host to the 110th Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Annual Congress,” Smit concludes.

The Bauma Conexpo Africa trade fair is the third international off-shoot of the Bauma trade fair which takes place in Munich, Germany. Bauma China has been a regular feature since 2002, with Bauma Conexp India first hosted in 2011. The first South African edition was held in 2013.

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