bauma Conexpo Africa: supporting program offers a glimpse into the future

The supporting program for bauma Conexpo Africa gives both exhibitors and visitors a comprehensive overview of the technologies of the future. The focus will be on networking and communication between specialists from various fields.

The African and international construction and mining industries will get together at the trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, South Africa, from March 13 to 16, 2018. Visitors can get a first look at the new machinery, systems, and solutions on an exhibition area of 68,000 m2. “bauma Conexpo Africa is the largest trade fair of its kind in Africa and offers numerous innovations and interaction opportunities,” says Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of organizer Messe München GmbH, Germany.

More than 400 exhibitors and around 20,000 visitors, including delegations from Botswana, Chile, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Zambia, are expected at bauma Conexpo Africa. The focus of the third edition of this trade fair will be on networking and communication between specialists from various fields. In the demo area, located between hall 5 and the open-air grounds, selected exhibitors will give live demonstrations of their machines and equipment. Industry experts will be able to experience the technical innovations first hand. The speakers’ corner provides visitors the opportunity to engage with exhibitors regarding the latest developments in the industry through presentation and case studies.


Tech talks with top representatives

The North American-based Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), joint venture partner of bauma Conexpo Africa, is bringing to the show tech talks with top representatives from renowned businesses and universities. The recorded sessions were first presented at AEM’s Conexpo-Con/AGG 2017 exhibition. The topics discussed will range from the smart construction site, with the use of robots, to technologies for building resilient and sustainable infrastructure. The development of the world’s first 3D-printed excavator, designed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), US Department of Energy, in Tennessee, will also be presented during the tech talks.

616 exhibitors from 42 countries and 14,300 visitors from 75 countries came to the last bauma CONEXPO AFRICA in September 2015. bauma CONEXPO AFRICA is held every three years; the third event will take place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) from March 13 to 16, 2018.

Visitors can register now at With pre-registration, visitors get free entry to bauma Conexpo Africa on every day of the trade fair.



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