Although the pace of growth on the Chinese market is slower than previous years, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is still predicting GDP there to expand by 7.3% in 2014. This positive picture is not without impact on the situation as regards applications to exhibit at bauma China, which takes place from November 25 to 28, 2014 in Shanghai.
On the basis of the applications received by the official deadline of the end of February, it is clear that the seventh edition of this International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment will again be taking up all the available space at the Shanghai New International Center (SNIEC) – i.e. 200,000 square meters of indoor and 100,000 square meters of outdoor exhibition space.
The figures are impressive: Almost 2,200 exhibitors have so far signed up to take part. That’s a good 200 more than at the same point in preparations ahead of the last event. Collin Davis, Exhibition Group Director at Messe München, is pleased. "We have had a very good response from the companies. The high number of exhibitors registered at this early stage is clear indication of how important bauma China is for the Asian construction machinery market."
Also very satisfying, alongside the high level of applications, is the continuing strong interest from countries around the world. In total there will be nine country pavilions at bauma China 2014: from Austria, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey and the U.S.
A provisional list of all the exhibitors registered so far is available for download from the event's website.