The bauma, International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment (German Internationale Fachmesse für Baumaschinen, Baustoffmaschinen, Bergbaumaschinen, Baufahrzeuge und Baugeräte) is a trade fair held tri-annually in Munich, Germany. Mainly, Construction plant/engineering vehicles and tools are shown for a duration of seven days.
With an area of 555.000 m², it is the largest trade fair in the world. It is hosted by Messe München International (MMI) at Messestadt Riem fairgrounds (Neue Messe München), Coordinates: , in the southeastern part of the city.
The 29th fair has been held from April 19 to April 25 2010. It attracted more than 3.150 exhibitors and more than 415.000 visitors from round about 200 countries. . Due to the Iceland Volcanic eruption, (the second eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland on 14 April 2010) extensive air travel disruption happened across large parts of Europe leading to a significant decrease in the number of visitors (≈415,000) this year, from past atendences.
Since 2002, a similar fair is held in Shanghai, China (the fifth was held from November 23 to November 26 2010).
- Similar events include;
- COMEX - American trade show held in Las-Vegas
- Hillhead - Bi-annual British show with a quarry industry bias
- SED - Former British construction plant show
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