The Coronavirus pandemic had and still has a huge impact on the business activities for all trade show organizers worldwide and certainly also for Messe München GmbH. In August you were informed about the cancellations of all planned shows in 2021 due to the pandemic and the restructuring activities of our company group. During 2021 the trade fairs air Cargo Africa, analytica Lab Africa, bauma CONEXPO AFRICA, IFAT Africa and food & drink technology Africa (fdt Africa) were cancelled.
The further development of the pandemic as well as the political and economic parameters for the construction and mining industry will stay unforeseeable for the upcoming years, especially when we look in the scope of Sub Sahara region and not only South Africa.
As it has always been the key goal to make bauma CONEXPO AFRICA a show for the Sub Sahara region it seems very unlikely under the current conditions to meet the requirement of the industry in the future.
In the light of these market conditions, the management of Messe München GmbH has decided to realign its market activities and to discontinue bauma CONEXPO AFRICA as an independent event.
We would like to take the opportunity to thank our exhibitors and partners for all your support in developing bauma CONEXPO AFRICA over the past years.
As part of the world’s leading trade fair bauma in Munich, which will take place from October 24 to 30, 2022, we offer a timely platform on which we want to show the prospects of the markets in the SADC region.
We very much hope to meet there personally again and to discuss the opportunities of Southern Africa together with our partners from the region.