Friday, December 12, 2014

MMI’s bauma China reaches 300,000 m2

News this week: bauma China 2014, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment, recently concluded occupying 300,000 m2 of gross exhibition space (including outdoor space) at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). This year’s show gathered 3,104 exhibitors from 41 countries and regions – up 14% compared to the 2012 edition. The four-day event was held on 25th to 28th November.

Messe München International (MMI) reported the participation of more than 900 international exhibitors this year. The top five exhibiting countries from outside China were Germany, the U.S., Italy, Korea and Japan. bauma China also hosted nine national pavilions representing: Austria, Finland, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey, the U.K. and U.S. New features this year saw the launch of a business matchmaking system to facilitate contacts between exhibitors and visitors.

The show attracted 191,000 visitors from 149 countries and regions despite a slowing economy. The number of international buyers were up by 12% this year, with the top overseas visitors originating from Russia, followed by Korea, Japan, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Indonesia.

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