Bauma 2022 will be held in October, from the 24th to the 30th, instead of the traditional collocation in the month of April. Guess what? The Covid-19 pandemic persuaded the organizers to postpone the key event for the industry of construction machines. On the other hand, another trade fair belonging to the world of Bauma, the one scheduled in South Africa in 2021, has been recently cancelled.
Bauma 2022 postponed to October. The official statement
Let’s read the official statements of Messe München, released at the end of last week. «Considering the particularly long planning times for exhibitors and organizers at the world’s largest trade show, the decision had to be made now. This provides exhibitors and visitors a secure planning basis for preparing the upcoming bauma. Initially, bauma was to be held from April 4 to 10, 2022. Despite the pandemic, both the industry’s response and the booking level was very high. However, in numerous discussions with customers, there was a growing recognition that the April date involved too many uncertainties in view of the global pandemic. The prevailing opinion was that it is currently difficult to assess whether worldwide travel—which is crucial for the success of the trade show—will be largely unhindered again in a year’s time».
Not an easy decision, according to Messe München’s CEO
«The decision to postpone bauma was not an easy one for us, of course», said Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München. «But we had to make it now, before the exhibitors start planning their participation in the trade show and make corresponding investments. Unfortunately, despite the vaccination campaign that has been launched around the world, it is not yet possible to predict when the pandemic will be largely under control and unlimited worldwide travel will be possible again. This makes participation difficult to plan and calculate for both exhibitors and visitors. Under these circumstances, we would not have been able to fulfill our central promise that bauma, the world’s leading trade fair, represents the entire spectrum of the industry and generate international reach like no other comparable event. After all, bauma’s last edition welcomed participants from over 200 countries around the world. Hence, the decision is consistent and logical».