BAUMA opens its doors from October 24 to 30 on the exhibition grounds in Munich, the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment is expecting a very high level of participation (https://bauma.de/en/).
Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, said: “This feedback is a clear signal of our customers’ intention to take part in BAUMA. In the personal conversa-tions we have with exhibitors and visitors, we hear one thing over and over again: They are really looking forward to having face-to-face discussions and, of course, to experiencing the special atmosphere that only BAUMA can create. I am really confident that the situation will soon have improved to the point that we will be able to put on an exciting BAUMA that will attract a large number of international companies and visitors” .
Mining sector to be widely represented again
The mining industry, an area where BAUMA is the leader in Europe, will be well represented once again. Exhibitors will include such industry heavyweights as BHS Sonthofen, Herrenknecht, Komatsu, Liebherr, Schulte Strathaus and Zeppelin Baumaschinen. Other companies attending the fair will be the Matrix Design Group from the United States, Resemin from Peru, Roco9 from Great Britain, Tesab Engineering from Great Britain and Weber Mining & Tunneling from France. Another returning company will be Minearc Systems from Australia, a key market for the mining industry.
The mining sector is hardly the only industry that is strongly attracted to BAUMA. For years now, the trade fair has been viewed as the world’s unmistakable innovation hub thanks to the tremendous number of innovations that exhibitors present there. This special position will be underscored this year by the innovation hall LAB0, an area that will include such special areas as the BAUMA Forum, virtual reality, MIC 4.0, startups and a science hub. Think Big, a program that promotes talented young people, will also be included as a key issue for the industry.
Webinar series to cover five topics
BAUMA is also a thematic pacesetter: The trade fair will focus this year on five key topics that will be covered by exhibitors, the supporting program and the trade fair’s very first series of webinars: “Zero emissions,” “The digital construction site,” “Tomorrow’s construction techniques and materials,” “The way to autonomous machines” and “Mining—sustainable, efficient, reliable.” The webinar series will begin in March and will be conducted in English. Industry experts will use the new format to explore BAUMA’s key topics in depth.
BAUMA FORUM with a different key topic each day
This year knowledge transfer has a new central location in the BAUMA Innovation Hall LAB0. The BAUMA FORUM, with lectures, presentations and panel discussions, will be placed here, for example. From October 24 to 28, the forum program will focus on a different key topic of BAUMA each day. These range from “Construction methods and materials of tomorrow” to “Mining—sustainable, efficient and reliable” to “The road to zero emissions”.
On October 24, the winners in the five categories of the BAUMA Innovation Award 2022 will also be presented in the forum. With this prize, the VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association), Messe München and the top associations of the German construction industry will honor research and development teams from companies and universities that are bringing practical leading technology for the construction, building materials and mining industry to market readiness. The prizewinners have an equal focus on resources, the environment and people.
Science Hub and Start-up Area
The Science Hub is located right next to the forum. In this area, ten universities and scientific institutes will provide information on the latest status of their research. Here, too, the key topics will offer structure.
Another segment of the Innovation Hall in the Internationales Congress Center München (ICM) is the revitalized Start-up Area, where promising young companies can present themselves to a specialist audience.
MiC 4.0 stand demonstrates new data interfaces
In order to develop a uniform, cross-manufacturer and machinery-independent communications form for the entire construction process, the VDMA and the Main Association of the German Construction Industry founded the “Machines in Construction 4.0” (MiC 4.0) working group at BAUMA 2019. One of the previous results is the MiC 4.0 Bus, which is an open, cross-manufacturer data interface between construction machinery and accessory equipment. At the MiC 4.0 stand in the LAB0 Innovation Hall, visitors can see a demonstration of the new interface in action.
The VR experience attracted many visitors back in 2019. At BAUMA 2022, this will switch focus to the digitization of construction sites. Visitors to the VR experience can immerse themselves in the construction sites of today and of tomorrow and experience the interactions between people and machines for themselves in the digital space. The BAUMA VR experience will once again be part of the LAB0 Innovation Hall this year.