BAU 2017 at a glance
BAU, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems, takes place every two years. Everyone involved in the international community for planning, building and designing buildings comes together here—i.e. architects, planners, investors, representatives of the industrial and commercial sectors, the building trades, etc.
BAU is the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems in the construction industry. It is where future-oriented manufacturers come together with an audience of interested professionals. Their primary interests include the latest techniques, materials and applications that can be put to use in actual practice. This is where visitors experience the future of building in person.
The future of building
The industry's leading manufacturers and innovative newcomers showcase their products and services for commercial and residential construction and interior work for both new-building and renovation and modernization. They present concrete future prospects and innovative solutions and provide inspiration for real career practice.
BAU has proven itself as a future-oriented communication platform. It satisfies the best prerequisites for expanding one's innovative and technological expertise, which is now necessary to meet the global, ecological and economical challenges in the construction industry.
BAU bundles know-how from all branches of industry and trades at a high international level. It promotes a concrete exchange of ideas and information, acts as an intermediary and releases synergies. BAU has always been the perfect place for investment decisions. It makes it possible for exhibitors to enter new, international markets and gives all visitors access to genuine, practice-oriented future prospects and lasting added value.
Direct transfer of know-how in practice
BAU's first-rate and pioneering program of supporting events round out the range of exhibits. Its forums, special shows and gatherings make the fair the most important information and inspiration platform for the entire industry.
BAU's numbers are pretty impressive. This is the fair's performance record in 2015:
The facts speak in favor of BAU
- 183,000 square meters of exhibition space
- More than 2,000 exhibitors from 42 countries
- More than 250,000 visitors from 156 countries
- 1,282 journalists
- 335 lectures in the supporting program
- 32 sector-specific tours
These numbers document just how well BAU has proven itself in the construction industry as the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems after all these years.
BAU's success is also the result of a concept and strategy that were developed over a period of several years:
BAU's success concept
BAU is business oriented and interdisciplinary. It is the business, contact and information platform for everyone who is involved in planning, building and operating buildings.
BAU is practice oriented and innovative. It showcases the latest products and materials for commercial and residential construction and interior work for both new-build and renovation and modernization.
BAU is international: With more than 250,000 visitors, an international share of 27 percent, and more than 2,000 exhibitors from 42 countries, it is a leading trade fair within Europe that meets global standards. At the same time, BAU has also remained down to earth.
BAU is a source of inspiration for architects and engineers: 65,000 visitors from planning and architect offices around the world come to Munich to attend BAU time and again.
BAU is visionary and sustainable: It is where concrete solutions and future-oriented ideas for meeting global, ecological and social challenges are presented.