August 2015

Munich, August 5, 2015

Press Release

BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA features supporting program
for the first time
 Country and industry specials
 Key topics: Projects, investments and opportunities in the African
 Annual Conference of Master Builders South Africa
A supporting program will be introduced for the first time at the forthcoming
BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA, which will take place at the Johannesburg Expo
Centre from September 15 to 18. In addition to country specials and industry
specials, Master Builders South Africa is holding its Annual Conference to
coincide with the second edition of the international trade fair for construction
machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction
Country specials
A key part of the supporting program are the country specials which will be held
in the Forum area, where various projects as well as selected African markets
with the opportunities and challenges that they offer are presented in more
detail. What is currently possible in the African market? Where does it make
sense to invest and what needs to be borne in mind? The presentations which
focus on South Africa as well as the Southern, Eastern and Western Africa
region, i.e. Ethiopia, Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and
Zambia, provide answers to these questions. The country specials are
organized together with partners and supporting associations.

Industry specials
Industry specials will also be presented. Experts and associations from the
industry look at current technologies and trends within the construction
machinery and mining market. The main focus is on the visions and challenges
in the African market as well as possible opportunities and will include topics
such as “Mining Cities” presented by the University of Stellenbosch, “Changes
to Import and Export Laws” presented by the Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group and
“Doing Business in Africa” presented by Nedbank and Intergest.
Annual Conference of the Master Builders South Africa
A further highlight is the Annual Conference of Master Builders South Africa
which will take place for the first time during BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA from
September 16 to 17. During the conference, members of the Master Builders
Association and related industrial sectors from Southern Africa meet to
encourage greater dialog between members, decision makers and experts and
to discuss current developments in the construction industry. The exhibitors at
BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA are also invited to present their products and
services and establish contacts with participants and delegates.
More detailed information regarding the theme blocks, organizers and
participants is available online at
Further information is available at
BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA, International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery,
Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, is the biggest
event for the sector in Africa—it covers an exhibition area of 60,000 square meters
(40,100 m2 net). The premiere of bauma Africa in September 2013 attracted 754
exhibitors from 38 countries and 14,700 visitors from over 100 countries. BAUMA
CONEXPO AFRICA takes place on a three-year cycle: the next edition is from
September 15 to 18, 2015, at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC).
Construction machinery trade shows of Messe München International
Organizing trade shows for the international construction machinery sector is a core
competence of Messe München. Its portfolio includes not only the world´s leading trade
show, bauma in Munich, and the brand event bauma China in Shanghai—it also
cooperates with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) in the organization
of bC India in India and BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA in Johannesburg.
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Messe München International
Messe München International is one of the world’s leading trade-show companies. It
organizes some 40 trade shows for capital and consumer goods and key high-tech
industries in Munich alone. 14 of those events are number 1 in the world in their
respective industries. Each year more than 30,000 exhibitors and some two million
visitors take part in events held at the Messe München trade-fair center, the ICM –
Internationales Congress Center München and the MOC Veranstaltungscenter
München. In addition, Messe München International organizes trade shows in China,
India, Turkey and South Africa. Messe München has a global business presence with
affiliates in Europe, Asia and Africa and more than 60 foreign representatives serving
more than 100 countries.
About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing the off-road
equipment manufacturing industry. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with
offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C., Ottawa and Beijing. It represents more
than 850 companies in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors.
AEM has an ownership stake in and/or manages several world-class exhibitions,
including CONEXPO-CON/AGG, one of the world’s largest gathering places for the
construction and construction materials industries.

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