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Bauma Conexpo Africa to move to a three-year cycle after 2015
29th August, 2014: Africa's largest trade fair for the construction machinery and mining industry celebrated its premiere in 2013. The next BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) from September 15 to 18, 2015. Following next year's exhibition, BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA will move to a three-year cycle, meaning the next fair will then be held in 2018. This decision was made after close consultation with local and international industry representatives who recommended the three-year cycle for the markets of Africa.
Elaine Crewe, CEO of organizers BC Expo South Africa, explains: "We made this strategic decision based on the many discussions we have held since the extremely successful premiere. The three-year cycle clearly positions BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA as the leading trade fair in Africa for the global construction and mining industry."
Lawrence Peters, Chairman of CONMESA (Construction and Mining Equipment Suppliers' Association), is also pleased by the news: "As a local partner, we are pleased that the discussions were so productive and that the organizers of BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA decided to change the frequency of future events. The three-year interval suits the region because it depicts the market more accurately. It also gives local and international companies additional time to ensure that they are sufficiently prepared for the intense business activity at this event."