Facts & Figures

Outstanding ratings from exhibitors and visitors

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 2019. 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.

The detailed (and positive) results from 2019 are available here:

Visitor/exhibitor surveys

Exhibitor statistics

Top marks for exibition satisfacton

Exhibitor rating of the achievement of their goals at BAU 2019. All figures in percent. Source: Exhibitor survey BAU 2019—GMM Gelszus Messe-Marktforschung. © Messe München GmbH

Goals of the exhibitors achieved. And the perspectives expanded.

Exhibitors rating of the achievement of their goals at BAU 2019. All figures in percent. Source: Exhibitor survey BAU 2019—GMM Gelszus Messe-Marktforschung. © Messe München GmbH

Visitor statistics

Outstanding ratings in visitor survey

All figures in percent. Source: Visitor survey BAU 2019—GMM Gelszus Messe-Marktforschung. © Messe München GmbH

Satisfied visitors—goals achieved

All figures in percent. Source: Visitor survey BAU 2019—GMM Gelszus Messe-Marktforschung. © Messe München GmbH

Evaluation of the forums

All figures in percent. Source: Visitor survey BAU 2019—GMM Gelszus Messe-Marktforschung. © Messe München GmbH

Participant profile

BAU sets standards when it comes to both quality and quantity: More than 2,280 exhibitors from 45 countries and more than 250,000 trade visitors from all over the world ensured plenty of hustle and bustle on 200,000 m² of space in 19 exhibition halls.

BAU's exhibitors

The exhibitors are a very special attraction at BAU. More than one third of the more than 2,280 exhibitors were from abroad. Here is a look at how international BAU is:

Top 10 international exhibitors

  • Italy: 143
  • Austria: 121
  • Turkey: 65
  • Poland: 53
  • China: 49
  • Switzerland: 44
  • Belgium: 43
  • Spain: 42
  • Netherlands 32
  • Czech Republic: 23

Source: Exhibitor database—Data-Warehouse

Detailed results of the exhibitor survey can be found in the BAU particpant survey.

Visitors at BAU 2019

More than a quarter of a million people attended BAU 2019 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: 11.036
  • Switzerland: 5.386
  • Italy: 5.262
  • Russian Federation: 4.093
  • China, VR: 3.546
  • Poland: 2.898
  • Czech Republic: 2.537
  • Slovenia: 2.529
  • Turkey: 2.259
  • Croatia: 2.096

Source: Visitor registration BAU 2019

Visitors from 5 continents

213,836

from EU countries*

9,359

from South, East and Central Asia

3,933

from the Middle East

1,486

from North America

1,237

from Africa

790

from South, East and Central Asia

451

from Australia / Oceania

* thereof from Germany: 163,751, rest of Europe: 18,136
Source: Visitor registration BAU 2019

Continuous internationalisation

Increase in international visitor numbers at BAU 2019 to record level (+ 2.3 %) and over 85,000 visitors!

The development of international trade visitors since 2011

Change in number and proportion of international visitors. Source: Visitor registration BAU 2019 © Messe München GmbH

Trade visitors according to branch of industry

Trade visitors at BAU 2019 by sector in percent. Source: Visitor survey BAU 2019—TNS Infratest © Messe München GmbH
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