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BAU at a glance

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.

The future of building

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 building industry.

First event

1964

Event frequency

every 2 years

Exhibition director

Matthias Strauss
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Offer and exhibition areas

Aluminium, chemical building products, digital solutions, construction tools, floor coverings, roof constructions services, energy/building systems/solar technology, trade publishers, tiles/ceramics/sanitary/natural stone, building automation/control, glass, wood, light/smart building, steel/zinc/copper, locks/fittings/security, architectural building materials/raw construction materials, gate/parking systems, doors and windows, innovation hub, modular construction/serial and prefabricated construction, robotik/AI
All exhibition areas at a glance

Next event

January 13–17, 2025

Are we headed in the right direction with BAU's concept and services? We ask ourselves this question at end of each exhibition. Which is why we had the opinion research institute TNS Infratest conduct a survey of visitors and exhibitors on our behalf again at BAU 2023. The results are more than positive. Everyone—exhibitors and visitors alike—was thrilled. That makes us very happy—and we consider it a genuine obligation.

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BAU sets standards when it comes to both quality and quantity: More than 2,260 exhibitors from 49 countries and about 190,000 trade visitors from all over the world ensured plenty of hustle and bustle in 19 exhibition halls.

BAU's exhibitors

The exhibitors are a very special attraction at BAU. More than one third of the more than 2,260 exhibitors were from abroad. Here is a look at how international BAU is:

Italy: 198 • Austria: 129 • Turkey: 108 • Poland: 81 • China: 70 • Belgium: 53 • Netherlands: 50 • Spain: 39 • Switzerland: 37 • Greece: 30

Source: Exhibitor database—Data-Warehouse
Detailed results of the exhibitor survey can be found in the BAU particpant survey.

More than a quarter of a million people attended BAU 2023 during the six days of the fair, nearly one-third of them were from abroad. That clearly demonstrates one thing: BAU is at home in Germany, a leading event in Europe, and the global standard.

Top 10 international visitor countries

Austria: 9.357 • Italy: 5.378 • Switzerland: 4.619 • Poland: 3.386 • Croatia: 2.465 • Turkey: 2.257 • Slovenia: 2.212 • Czech Republic: 2.165 • Hungary: 1.912 • China: 1.904

Source: Visitor registration BAU 2023

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