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February 2014

Munich, February 13, 2014

Press Release

 Strong partnership – new trade-show name bauma Africa renamed: BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA

  • New dates: September 15 to 18, 2015 in Johannesburg

 The first event was held under the name of bauma Africa, and it celebrated a successful premiere with 754 exhibitors from 38 countries and 14,700 visitors from over 100 countries. As part of their cooperation on international construction machinery events, Messe München and AEM announced at bauma in 2013 their intention to set up a joint venture in Africa. This joint venture will be organizing the upcoming trade show as BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA. The event will retain the current successful exhibition team and its CEO Elaine Crewe.

Eugen Egetenmeir, Managing Director of Messe München, explains: “Both partners have agreed on the new event name of BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA. This new, joint name reflects the close and trusting cooperation between Messe München and AEM.”

Dennis Slater, President of AEM, comments: “Africa offers tremendous opportunities for North American companies in particular. We are pleased to be supporting our members as they enter or expand in this market.”

The next edition of the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles will be held from September 15 and 18, 2015, in Johannesburg. The event venue will be announced soon.

Further information: www.bcafrica.com

BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA

BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA, International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles takes place between September 15 and 18, 2015, in Johannesburg. The premiere of bauma Africa in September 2013 attracted 754 exhibitors from 38 countries and 14,700 visitors from over 100 countries. Covering a total of 60,000 square meters of exhibition space (40,100 m2 net) this is the biggest event for the sector in Africa.

Messe München International

Messe München International is one of the world’s leading trade-show companies. It organizes around 40 trade shows for capital and consumer goods, and key high-tech industries. Each year over 30,000 exhibitors and over two million visitors take part in the events at the Messe München exhibition center, the ICM – Internationales Congress Center München and the MOC Veranstaltungscenter München. The leading international trade fairs of Messe München International are all FKM-certified, i.e. exhibitor and visitor numbers and the figures for exhibition space are collected in line with agreed standards and independently audited on behalf of the FKM (Gesellschaft zur Freiwilligen Kontrolle von Messe- und Ausstellungszahlen), a society for the voluntary monitoring of fair and exhibition statistics.

In addition, Messe München International organizes trade shows in Asia, Russia, the Middle East and South Africa. With nine associated companies abroad – in Europe, Asia and Africa – and over 60 foreign representatives actively serving over 90 countries, Messe München International has a worldwide business network. The Group also takes a pioneering role as regards sustainability: It is the first trade-fair company to be awarded energy-efficiency certification from the technical inspection authorities TÜV SÜD.

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 900 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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