Bauma-ConExpo cooperation extended to China

By Chris Sleight17 April 2009

Following the announcement of a new joint-run exhibition in Mumbai in 2011, the organisers of Bauma and ConExpo have extended their international co-operation agreement with the inclusion of the AEM's ConExpo Asia show in Bauma China. The event in Shanghai is due to be held in November 2010.

The US Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), which organises the Las-Vegas, US ConExpo-Con/Agg event every three years first launched ConExpo Asia in may 2006. Following this event in Beijing, a second exhibition was held in late 2007 in Guangzhou, China. However, poor attendance figures put the future of ConExpo Asia as a stand-alone event in doubt.

Earlier this year the AEM announced it had signed a long-term co-operation agreement with the well-established BICES show, held every two years in Beijing. This would see ConExpo Asia rolled into the BICES event, with the AEM acting as BICES' representative in North America. BICES is next due to be Held in Beijing this November

The last agreement with Messe München GmbH (MMG) will also see ConExpo Asia rolled into the Bauma China exhibition, which is next scheduled for November 2010 in Shanghai.

Commenting on the agreement, Egen Egetenmeir, deputy managing director of MMG said, "This cooperation is st to give yet another boost to international, and especially US participation by exhibitors and visittors in Bauma China Shanghai."

AEM president Dennis Slater added, "These cooperative agreements and AEM exhibit pavialions at international showsd combine with our shows such as ConExpo-Con/Agg to prvide a broad specturm of global solutions for our members and industry development.

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