The preparations for the upcoming BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA, being held from 13 to 16 March 2018 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC), have begun.
Interested companies can download the application documents here. The priority deadline for the third International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles is 25 September 2017.
Positive recovery for the African economy
According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African economy has turned the corner and, as of next year, a positive economic recovery is anticipated on the back of infrastructure investments. For BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA and its exhibitors, this recovery comes at exactly the right time. The President of the AfDB, Akinwumi Adesina, announced in an interview in September 2016 that the African economy is set to grow by 3.5 per cent in 2016; for the year after expectations were for 3.7 per cent, and 4.2 per cent for 2018. He said that there were 19 African countries whose growth was between three and five per cent, and 21 countries whose economy would grow by more than five per cent (source: http://www.africanbusinesscentral.com).
High demand from the sub-Saharan region
The previous BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA in September 2015 was attended by a total of 616 exhibitors from 42 countries and approximately 14,300 visitors from 75 countries. A total of 13 per cent of visitors came from outside South Africa with a significant percentage increase from the sub-Saharan region.
The organisers are expecting over 600 exhibitors and 15,000 visitors for the forthcoming event. More than 68,000 square meters of exhibition space is available to companies at BAUMACONEXPO AFRICA 2018.
More information: www.bcafrica.com