Date: 13 – 16 March 2018
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Our network, your opportunity
bauma CONEXPO AFRICA—the International Trade Fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles—provides the construction and mining industry in Africa with a professional platform for networking, investment and the exchange of ideas and information. The show launched in 2013 has established itself as the most important event for the sector in Africa.
Africa’s premier mining and construction trade fair
bauma CONEXPO AFRICA, which entered the market in 2013 with great success, has already established itself as the top event for the sector in the growth market of sub-Saharan Africa.
Let’s take a brief look back: How was bauma CONEXPO AFRICA in 2015?
bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2015 was another great success; the trade fair saw 616 exhibitors from 42 countries displaying the latest technologies and innovations to the African market. There was an increase in visitors from sub-Saharan Africa and by establishing itself as the premier mining and construction trade fair in Africa in 2013, the September 2015 event saw a significant increase in high-calibre visitors.
14,300 visitors from 75 countries attended the second edition of the trade fair. 13 percent of the visitors came from outside of South Africa with a significant increase in percentage from sub-Saharan Africa. The top five visiting countries from Africa besides the host country were: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique and Botswana. In addition, for the first time there were delegations from Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria and Zambia.
What are your expectations for the next show in 2018?
Even in a tough market we are positive about the success of our 3rd edition. We hope to provide our clients with a strong networking platform to meet, connect and expand with the African market.
bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2018 will take place in March. What are the reasons for these new dates?
After discussions with our clients and partners we made the decision to move the trade fair into a three-year cycle. We feel that this decision is ideal for the industry and the region, it is tailor made to the current needs of the African market. It also gives all the companies involved the chance to prepare thoroughly for such a large event.
Please complete this sentence: We believe that bauma CONEXPO AFRICA …
… will continue to lead the way in being the premier trade fair for the mining and construction industry in Africa. We pride ourselves in being a trade fair which gives both local and international clients a platform to showcase themselves as leaders in their market