January 2015

International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles

September 15 –18, 2015
Johannesburg, South Africa

Munich, January 19, 2015

Press release

 BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015 to host Master Builders SA’ Congress

 BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA will play host to the 110th Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Annual Congress in 2015.

The second edition of this International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles takes place later this year between September 15 and 18 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC). Masters Builders SA made a decision to align the congress with this event as it presents a perfect opportunity for delegates who will be attending the congress.

The alignment of the MBSA Congress with BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA in 2015 will provide the necessary platform for industry players to engage and come up with African solutions that will accelerate the continent’s growth potential. The event will give industry players the opportunity to meet, connect and expand with the view to drive growth in African Mining and Construction.

Elaine Crewe, CEO of BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA said: “BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA is the coming together of the heavyweights in the industry so it is a perfect fit for MBSA, who themselves, together with their members, are heavyweights in the building and construction industry. We are very proud to be associated with such an important congress on the building and construction calendar.”

Commenting on the upcoming MBSA Congress, the Executive Director of Master Builders South Africa, Tumi Dlamini said: “We have an action-packed program which covers various areas including standards within construction, health and safety, procurement, and green building measures. The 2015 MBSA Congress will allow the whole African market to network and role players to get together and grow their understanding of the different construction markets.”

Crewe concludes: “Having the MBSA Congress at the same time as Africa’s leading trade fair for the mining and construction industry provides an extra element to both the congress and the trade fair. It is the best opportunity for delegates, exhibitors and visitors to the trade fair to network and develop new ideas.”

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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 the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC). 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 square meters 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. In Munich alone it organizes around 40 trade shows for capital and consumer goods, and key high tech industries. Each year more than 30,000 exhibitors and around two million visitors take part in the events held at the Messe München exhibition center, the ICM – International Congress Center München, and in the MOC Veranstaltungscenter München. The leading international trade fairs of Messe München International are all independently audited. In addition, Messe München International organizes trade shows in China, India, Turkey and South Africa. With a combination of affiliates abroad – in Europe, Asia and in Africa – and over 60 foreign representatives actively serving over 100 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 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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