The premiere of bauma Africa is attracting great interest in the sector, both at home and abroad: the South African Construction and Mining Equipment Suppliers' Association (CONMESA) expressly welcomes the premiere of bauma Africa, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles. A range of other national and international associations and organizations are also supporting the new sector event, which takes place in September 2013 in Johannesburg.
CONMESA was founded in 1992 and it currently has 20 members who represent the most important local and international companies in the construction and mining industry in South Africa. Marc Carter, President of CONMESA: "The Construction and Mining Equipment Suppliers' Association fully supports the initiative of Messe München International in establishing bauma Africa as an international trade show which purely focuses on the construction equipment, construction materials machinery and mining machinery sector. This kind of show, with its primary focus on our business environment, is currently missing on the African continent and especially in Southern Africa. We are convinced that bauma Africa will bring considerable value to our members, to the African construction industry and to the worldwide construction machinery industry."
Also among the international supporters of bauma Africa are the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the Asociación Española de Fabricantes Exportadores de Maquinaria para Construcción (ANMOPYC), the China Construction Machinery Industry Association (CCMA), the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade - Machinery Sub-Council (CCPIT-MSC), the Construction Equipment Association (CEA), the Japan Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA), the China Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (CNCMC), the Costruttori Macchine Movimento Terra (COMAMOTER), the Japan Construction Mechanization Association (JCMA), the Korea Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (KOCEMA), the Unione Costruttori MacchineEdili, Stradali, Minerarie ed Affini (UCoMESA) and the Unione Nazionale Aziende Construction Equipment & Attachments (UNACEA).
In addition, the German Engineering Federation, the VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau), is making an application to the Ministry of Economic Affairs for it to back an official German pavilion at bauma Africa. Commenting on the involvement of the association, Johann Sailer, President of the VDMA Construction Machinery and Building Materials Machinery Association and President of the Committee for the European Construction Equipment (CECE), said: "The German industry very much welcomes the initiative of Messe München in establishing a new sector platform in sub-Saharan Africa. As a trade association within the VDMA we have been a partner of Messe München for almost 40 years, supporting bauma. We want the brand and the concept of bauma to become as well established in Johannesburg as it already is in other locations around the world."
This line-up means that, for the first time, all the main construction machinery associations worldwide are giving their full support to the premiere of a bauma brand event outside Germany.