With at least some economic headwinds helping the construction industry and no Icelandic volcano to interfere with air travel as it did in 2010, Bauma 2013 officials are expecting robust attendance for the April 15-21 trade show in Munich, Germany.
Some 450,000 visitors from around the world are expected to view products from more than 3,300 exhibitors. Construction Equipment will be there to report on the product introductions key to North America.
Excavators and truck cranes are already rolling over the open-air site, heavy loaders are delivering machinery, and gigantic booths are beginning to take shape. Set-up operations on the outdoor exhibitions have been in full swing for several weeks; and this week, work started in earnest in the 16 halls.
Bauma says demand for exhibit space has again increased, and another 161,000 square feet has been added, bringing the total to well over 6 million square feet.
Visitors will have a choice of seven different entrance points for the show—four leading into the halls and three to the open-air site. In addition, the Paul-Henri-Spaak-Strasse will be closed to traffic during the show, to enable visitors to cross between the southern and northern sections of the open-air site.