Three-year cycle for Bauma ConExpo Africa
By Chris Sleight27 August 2014
The Bauma ConExpo Africa construction exhibition will move to a three year cycle after the next event, from September 15 – 18, 2015. The inagural event was held in September 2013, but the organisers said the decision to hold the third show in 2018 came following consultation with local and international industry representatives, who recommended the three-year cycle for African markets.
Elaine Crewe, CEO of organisers BC Expo South Africa, said, "We made this strategic decision based on the many discussions we have held since the extremely successful premiere. The three-year cycle clearly positions Bauma ConExpo Africa as the leading trade fair in Africa for the global construction and mining industry."
Lawrence Peters, Chairman of the Construction and Mining Equipment Suppliers' Association (CONMESA), added, "As a local partner, we are pleased that the discussions were so productive and that the organisers of Bauma ConExpo Africa decided to change the frequency of future events. The three-year interval suits the region because it depicts the market more accurately. It also gives local and international companies additional time to ensure that they are sufficiently prepared for the intense business activity at this event."
The next Bauma ConExpo Africa will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC), a change from the city’s Gallagher Convention Centre, which hosted the inaugural Bauma Africa in September 2013.