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bauma – as the meeting point, global innovation driver and marketplace for the precast concrete sector – is now, after its 2019 edition, history. Thanks to the more than 3,700 exhibitors on 614,000 m² of exhibition space, the organizer Messe München also again registered record numbers this year. What’s more, the targeted attendance mark of 600,000 visitors was topped for the first time – with this year a total of 620,000 visitors.

But there is little time to catch one’s breath. The World of Concrete (Las Vegas, NV), Precast Show (Louisville, KY) and IconXchange (Orlando, FL) – the major trade shows for the North American market – and 63th BetonTage as Europe’s largest precast congress took place already in the first quarter of 2019. There are, among others, in the near future additional Concrete Shows in India, Brazil, Indonesia and bauma CTT in Russia – as well as the Conexpo Latin America in Chile and The Big 5 trade shows in the United Arab Emirates and other countries. These name just a few additional and important trade shows of our sector of industry on the agenda in upcoming months.

Because the BFT editorial office also regularly visits these events and often takes the opportunity to visit precast plants in the surrounding areas and reports on them, you are invited to apply to us for introduce your company. You will find the latest examples in this issue on pages 20-23 (Vigobloco factory visit, Portugal) and, in BFT 04/2019 on pp. 48 (Waskita, Indonesia) and on pp. 72 (Leonard Moll Betonwerk, Germany). As a service to our customers and readers, this coverage is of course, free of charge and part of our full editorial service.

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