From November 5–8, 2019, the Asian construction industry used BAU China as a stage to present product innovations and a platform to discuss industry trends. In doing so, it helped write the next chapter in the success story of the leading trade fair in the Asia-Pacific region for building system solutions, high-end technologies and materials.
A total of 778 exhibitors showcased their products and innovations on 54,000 square meters of exhibition space – the most BAU China has ever had. “We had more than 61,000 visitors, an increase of 17 percent,” said Reinhard Pfeiffer, Deputy CEO of Messe München. “The trade fair also recorded a huge increase in international visitors, namely 20 percent.”
The future of the industry in Asia: more digital, sustainable and energy efficient
Smart, sustainable and energy-efficient solutions remain major issues for the industry in Asia. With the central topic “The Future of Building in China,” the BAU Congress China, an integral part of the trade fair, delved into these trend issues. The BCC proved to be a visitor magnet, with people being drawn to talks by nationally and internationally well-known speakers, includ-ing the Japanese star architect Junya Ishigami.
Evolution of the exhibition concept
Since the premiere of the trade fair as FENESTRATION BAU China in 2017, segments similar to those used at BAU in Munich have been incorporated. The renaming of the event as BAU China underscored these enhancements and the new range of topics covered at the event – FENESTRATION BAU China was integrated as an exhibition area. The trade fair has taken another step aimed at expanding its segments by setting up a new partnership with the Roof-ing and Waterproofing Association of China. The China Roofing & Waterproofing Expo and BAU China will take place simultaneously on one day in Beijing this year. Co-location with BAU China in Shanghai in 2021.
Hubert Aiwanger, the Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, attended BAU China with a delegation and stressed the importance of the event:
“I am really happy that Messe München has had so much success in its efforts to introduce its ‘BAU’ concept in China. The large number of exhibitors and visitors are signs of China’s growing demand for high-quality, efficient buildings and cities that serve people’s needs. The trade fair is an attractive exhibition of futuristic ideas, concepts and solutions in the construction industry.”
BAU China 2020: October 29 through November 1, 2020, in Beijing
More information at www.bauchina.com