BAU, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, has been rescheduled from January to April 17-22, 2023. The hall structure and main topics—“The challenge of climate change,” “Affordable living,” “Resources and recycling” and “Digital transformation”—remain the same. The new topic “Modular construction” also stays on the agenda. BAU is still planned to take place with 19 halls in April.
This decision was reached by BAU’s Exhibitor Advisory Board and Board of Trustees in their meeting yesterday. At the forefront was the fact that BAU is among the largest trade fairs in Germany, not only in terms of exhibitors, but also in terms of visitors (2019: 250,000 visitors).
Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Deputy CEO of Messe München, explains: “BAU is a world-leading trade fair and our goal is to bring exhibitors and guests from all over the world together again here in Munich. With this one-time postponement from January to April, we want to offer our customers and participants maximum security for their planning.”
The industry unanimously supports the change of dates, as Dieter Schäfer, Chairman of the Advisory Board and of the Board of Trustees for BAU and CEO of Deutsche Steinzeug Cremer & Breuer AG, confirms: “We expressly welcome Messe München’s decision to reschedule BAU to spring 2023. What’s important is that the industry is able to come together fully and without restrictions after this long and challenging time. We are more than optimistic that this will be possible in April and are already looking forward to meeting competitors and customers from all over the world at that time in Munich.” Martin J. Hörmann, Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board of BAU and personally liable partner at Hörmann KG, adds: “With this one-time postponement, Messe München is creating planning security and optimal conditions to make preparations at an early stage, for exhibitors and visitors alike.”