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First edition was already the main event of the industry in the Black Continent.

With 754 exhibitors from 38 countries and 14,700 visitors from more than 110 countries bauma Africa has entered the African market with a bang: the first edition of this International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles took up 40,100 square meters net of exhibition space – which makes it the biggest industry event for the sector in Africa.

bauma Africa, took place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from September 18 to 21, 2013. Besides South Africa, the top exhibitor countries were China, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, Spain, the UK and the US. 84 percent of the visitors came from South Africa, six percent from other African countries and a further ten percent from other continents. The top ten visitor countries were South Africa, Mozambique, Germany, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Italy, Namibia, United Kingdom and India – in that order.

Satisfaction amond exhibitors was tangible: even though it was the premiere show, bauma Africa already proved to be an excellent platform for doing business. Quality of visitors was excellent and many exhibitors could sell a lot of machinery during the fair. Furthermore, bauma Africa also succeeded in effectively offering the mining sector a perfect platform.

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