Approximately 80,000 visitors joined November’s Buama China expo in Shanghai. It was a decrease of 62% from the 212,500 in 2018, although organizer Messe München believed that it was a positive result given the pandemic.
The exhibition was seriously affected by Covid-19, which forbade travelers from outside of China from joining and also eliminated domestic visitors. A small outbreak in Shanghai in the days before the show would also have been a deterrent.
However, Terex stated the show “exceeded our expectations” and Volvo CE stated the event was one that OEMs “do not want to miss”.
In spite of the decreased scale, it was still the greatest construction exhibition staged since the onset of the pandemic. It attracted 2,867 exhibitors, a 15% decrease on 2018.
Managing Director of Messe München GmbH, Stefan Rummel, stated he was satisfied with the outcome; “The year 2020 was marked by special challenges. But the construction machinery industry and its economy continue to grow while the effects of the epidemic are being warded off…Hand-in-hand with our partners we therefore made everything possible and provided the industry with a platform even in times of crisis.”
Chief Executive Officer – Greater China at Messe Muenchen Shanghai, Xu Jia, thanked exhibitors and visitors; “The success of Bauma China owes to the great support from our partners, exhibitors and all participants. I am very proud to have such a strong Bauma China team—together we overcame any difficulties!”
Plus China’s main and major suppliers, the exhibition attracted international exhibitors like Volvo, Caterpillar, Terex and Bauer.
Vice President of Brand Marketing and Communications of Volvo Construction Equipment Region Asia, Chen Ting, mentioned; ”With its professional and careful organization, rich and diverse exhibit range, and digital communication network, Bauma China has become an important promotional opportunity that construction machinery companies do not want to miss.”
“In this special time, the successful opening of Bauma China has brought confidence to the industry, manufacturers, investors, and all those who are concerned about the construction machinery industry. The results exceed our expectations, and the visitors were highly professional,” added Bin Qi, Regional Director-Eastern, Northern and Western China of Terex (Changzhou) Machinery Co., Ltd. Shanghai Branch, USA.
A member of the Board of Sany Group, Yu Hongfu, asserted; “At Bauma China 2020, we have expanded our exhibition space and invited nearly 10,000 customers to the exhibition, demonstrating the importance we have attached to [the show].”
It is assumed that the next Bauma China will take place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in 22- 25 November, 2022.