bauma, the world's leading trade fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment, is the most important industry event for the global construction machinery industry and its decision-makers. It is the most important business platform for the industry and the hub to all markets.
In 2019, bauma saw record attendance, with around 3,700 exhibitors from 63 countries and over 620,000 visitors from more than 200 countries. bauma has a three-year cycle, and the next trade fair will be held in Munich from April 4 to 10, 2022.
With more than 3,300 members, the VDMA is the largest network organization and important voice for mechanical engineering in Germany and Europe. The association represents the common economic, technical and scientific interests of this unique and diverse industry.
Manufacturers of construction equipment, building material plants and mining equipment are organized in special industry networks and are represented by two special associations in the VDMA. They have more than 470 member companies. VDMA is the conceptual sponsor of bauma.
Hauptverband der Deutschen Bauindustrie (HDB)
The Association represents the interests of the German construction industry vis-à-vis legislative bodies, governments and administration.
Zentralverband des Deutschen Baugewerbes (ZDB)
Bundesverband Baustoffe - Steine und Erden (BBS)
The German Building Materials Association (bbs) represents the interests of 16 sub-sectors. With 4,000 companies and 150,000 employees, the German building materials industry generates an annual turnover of about 35 billion Euro.