bauma 2022: The construction industry meets in Munich

620,000 visitors from more than 200 countries attended bauma 2019  (Figure: Messe München)

620,000 visitors from more than 200 countries attended bauma 2019  (Figure: Messe München)
What drives the construction, building materials and mining machinery industries? For years, exhibitors and visitors have been finding answers to these questions at bauma—the world's leading trade fair. With a view to the future, the organizer offers the international industry a common platform for profitable innovations, cross-border exchange and far-reaching perspectives. 
More than 3,000 exhibitors from 58 countries present themselves and their products on 200,000 m² of hall space and 414,00 m² of outdoor space.
Key topics of bauma 2022
This year’s bauma will focus on digitalization and sustainability. These trends are also reflected in the five key topics that have been defined for bauma 2022.
Construction methods and materials of tomorrow
The way to autonomous machines
Mining – sustainable, efficient, reliable
Digital construction site
The way to Zero Emission
Figure: BFT International
Figure: BFT International
Supporting program with info highlights

This year, in addition to the exhibitors and their exhibits, bauma, which will take place from October 24 to 30 on the exhibition grounds in Munich, will offer a comprehensive supporting program with many formats, some of which new. In this way, for one week bauma will once again act as the meeting point for the industry.
Among the strengths of the world’s leading trade fair is its diverse supporting program. Here, established companies, start-ups, associations and research institutions will present ground-breaking solutions and discuss the top current trends in the industry.
bauma FORUM with a different key topic each day
This year knowledge transfer has a new central location in the bauma Innovation Hall LAB0. The bauma FORUM, with lectures, presentations and panel discussions, will be placed here, for example. From October 24 to 28, the forum program will focus on a different key topic of bauma each day. These range from “Construction methods and materials of tomorrow” to “Mining—sustainable, efficient and reliable” to “The road to zero emissions”.
On October 24, the winners in the five categories of the bauma Innovation Award 2022 will also be presented in the forum. With this prize, the VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association), Messe München and the top associations of the German construction industry will honor research and development teams from companies and universities that are bringing practical leading technology for the construction, building materials and mining industry to market readiness. The prizewinners have an equal focus on resources, the environment and people.
Science Hub and Start-up Area
The Science Hub is located right next to the forum. In this area, ten universities and scientific institutes will provide information on the latest status of their research. Here, too, the key topics will offer structure.
Another segment of the Innovation Hall in the Internationales Congress Center München (ICM) is the revitalized Start-up Area, where promising young companies can present themselves to a specialist audience.
MiC 4.0 stand demonstrates new data interfaces
In order to develop a uniform, cross-manufacturer and machinery-independent communications form for the entire construction process, the VDMA and the Main Association of the German Construction Industry founded the “Machines in Construction 4.0” (MiC 4.0) working group at bauma 2019. One of the previous results is the MiC 4.0 Bus, which is an open, cross-manufacturer data interface between construction machinery and accessory equipment. At the MiC 4.0 stand in the LAB0 Innovation Hall, visitors can see a demonstration of the new interface in action.
The VR experience attracted many visitors back in 2019. At bauma 2022, this will switch focus to the digitization of construction sites. Visitors to the VR experience can immerse themselves in the construction sites of today and of tomorrow and experience the interactions between people and machines for themselves in the digital space. The bauma VR experience will once again be part of the LAB0 Innovation Hall this year.
Career prospects for young people
THINK BIG!—an initiative of the VDMA and Messe München—is primarily aimed at students. In the ICM, companies will present “Technology up close” with a large workshop show, hands-on activities, games and information about a future career in the industry.
All the details about the key topics of bauma, the precise lecture topics and dates, and—where necessary—the registration possibilities, can be found at
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