travel in Europe prevented visitors and in the end around 50 exhibitors from overseas from coming to the fair, the mood among the approximately 3 150 registered exhibitors from 53 countries was good by the close of the fair.
Already by the mid-way point of the fair, a number of exhibitors were reporting more sales than they had expected. The representative survey of exhibitors conducted by TNS-Infratest shows that bauma 2010, as the leading world fair, is marking a change in mood following a year of crisis in 2009, a crisis that hit many international trade fairs with only few exceptions. Almost half the exhibitors are expecting the economic situation to improve.
With 555 000 m² of space, all fully booked, and 60% of the exhibitors coming from outside Germany, the fair registered new all-time highs for the overall number of exhibitors, international participation and space booked. From China, India and Turkey in particular exhibitor numbers were up strongly on the previous event.
Air travel ban lowers visitor numbers
Some of the events in the bauma Forum, which particularly in the first two days of bauma 2010 had included many specials about the partner country of India, had to be cancelled or re-staffed. 44 lectures and events were able to take place as scheduled from the third day onwards.
The 30th bauma, International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment, will take place as planned in three years time, from 15 to 21 April 2013 in Munich.
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