BAUMA has been postponed until October 2022 due to uncertainty surrounding international travel in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Munich-based construction machinery exhibition was due to take place in early April next year, but organisers have rescheduled for later in the year, citing the importance of worldwide travel to the success of the show and the fact it is currently difficult to assess whether travel will be ‘largely unhindered’ by April.
The decision has also been described as giving exhibitors and visitors ‘clarity and a secure planning basis’.
Klaus Dittrich, chairman and CEO of Messe München, said, “The decision to postpone bauma was not an easy one for us, of course. But we had to make it now, before the exhibitors start planning their participation in the trade show and make corresponding investments. Unfortunately, despite the vaccination campaign that has been launched around the world, it is not yet possible to predict when the pandemic will be largely under control and unlimited worldwide travel will be possible again.
“This makes participation difficult to plan and calculate for both exhibitors and visitors. Under these circumstances, we would not have been able to fulfill our central promise that bauma, the world’s leading trade fair, represents the entire spectrum of the industry and generate international reach like no other comparable event. After all, bauma’s last edition welcomed participants from over 200 countries around the world. Hence, the decision is consistent and logical.”