BAU 2019, taking place between January 14 and 19, 2019, will be a real XXL event. Because it will include the two brand new exhibition halls—C5 and C6—which increases the capacity of the Messe München exhibition center to around 200,000 square meters. And BAU 2019 will be taking up all of this space—18 halls in total. It will be the biggest BAU ever. There´s also a new exhibition section, on Lighting and Smart Building, to add to the comprehensive spectrum of themes presented at this show.
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Expanding the exhibition space was a very important step for BAU, says Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Deputy CEO of Messe München: “Firstly, we can now accommodate in part the exhibitors’ requests for more space. Secondly we can reduce the waiting list we have for some sections of the show, and thirdly—perhaps the most important point—we can integrate two new future-oriented themes into BAU, in a section on Lighting and Smart Building.”
Despite more space being available for the 2019 event, already now—one year before the show starts—it is getting hard to find free slots. “The run on BAU is as big as it ever was,” explains Markus Sporer, Deputy Exhibition Director of BAU. “The job of planning and allocating space is in full swing. In many segments, and therefore in 15 of the 18 halls, BAU 2019 is more or less fully booked, apart from one or two remaining slots. The sections in which they are better able to offer free space are BAU IT, gate and parking systems and architectural/artificial lighting.”
Today is already clear that when BAU opens its doors on January 14, 2019, all 18 exhibition halls will be fully booked, down to the last square meter. And with the extra space at our disposal in 2019, it´s certain they will set a new record for exhibitor numbers. In fact they are expecting around 2,200 exhibitors from at least 45 countries. On the visitor side, too, the chances are good that they will exceed 250,000. The organizers are also aiming to attract even more trade visitors from abroad—the aim is for about one third of the total.
The two new halls C5 and C6 are also bringing a few changes in terms of the exhibition layout. For example the section on glass, so far housed in Hall C2, moves into Hall C3. BAU IT, Europe´s biggest exhibition of software for the building industry, moves from Hall C3 into the new Hall C5. The new section on Lighting/Smart Building takes up Hall C2 and also incorporates solar shading systems, daylight management, arcade rooflights, roof domes, artificial lighting concepts, building automation/control and lifts.
The integration of the theme of lighting into BAU is a logical consequence:
The theme of lighting concepts is playing an ever bigger role in the overall concept for a building. In our new exhibition section we combine the theme of light with the theme of building automation. It´s about light deflection, lighting control, lighting concepts, daylight versus artificial light. This new segment will also be a link to existing sections such as façade systems, windows and doors and energy technology.
As you can imagine, preparations for BAU 2019 are in full swing. Key themes, forums, special shows, the supporting program—“we are coordinating closely with our partners and have already made excellent progress,” says Mirko Arend. If you want to keep up-to-date with what´s going on, then sign up for your copy of the new BAU magazine (called “BAU MAG”), and follow BAU on Facebook and Twitter.
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BAU at a Glance
BAU is one of the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems, takes place every two years. Everyone involved in the international community for planning, building and designing buildings comes together here—i.e. architects, planners, investors, representatives of the industrial and commercial sectors, the building trades, etc. It is where future-oriented manufacturers come together with an audience of interested professionals. Their primary interests include the latest techniques, materials and applications that can be put to use in actual practice. This is where visitors experience the future of building in person.
The future of building
The industry’s leading manufacturers and innovative newcomers showcase their products and services for commercial and residential construction and interior work for both new-building and renovation and modernization. They present concrete future prospects and innovative solutions and provide inspiration for real career practice.
BAU has proven itself as a future-oriented communication platform. It satisfies the best prerequisites for expanding one’s innovative and technological expertise, which is now necessary to meet the global, ecological and economical challenges in the construction industry.
BAU bundles know-how from all branches of industry and trades at a high international level. It promotes a concrete exchange of ideas and information, acts as an intermediary and releases synergies. BAU has always been the perfect place for investment decisions. It makes it possible for exhibitors to enter new, international markets and gives all visitors access to genuine, practice-oriented future prospects and lasting added value.
Direct transfer of know-how in practice
BAU’s first-rate and pioneering program of supporting events round out the range of exhibits. Its forums, special shows and gatherings make the fair the most important information and inspiration platform for the entire industry. These numbers document just how well BAU has proven itself in the construction industry as the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems after all these years.
BAU’s success is also the result of a concept and strategy that were developed over a period of several years:
BAU’s Success concept
- BAU is business oriented and interdisciplinary. It is the business, contact and information platform for everyone who is involved in planning, building and operating buildings.
- BAU is practice oriented and innovative. It showcases the latest products and materials for commercial and residential construction and interior work for both new-build and renovation and modernization.
- BAU is international: With more than 250,000 visitors, an international share of 27 percent, and more than 2,000 exhibitors from 42 countries, it is a leading trade fair within Europe that meets global standards. At the same time, BAU has also remained down to earth.
- BAU is a source of inspiration for architects and engineers: 65,000 visitors from planning and architect offices around the world come to Munich to attend BAU time and again.
- BAU is visionary and sustainable: It is where concrete solutions and future-oriented ideas for meeting global, ecological and social challenges are presented.
Messe München is one of the world’s leading trade-show companies. It organizes over 50 own trade shows for capital and consumer goods and new technologies. Each year over 50,000 exhibitors and some three million visitors take part in more than 200 events held at the Messe München exhibition center, the ICM – Internationales Congress Center München, the MOC Veranstaltungscenter München, and at venues abroad. In addition, together with its subsidiary companies, Messe München organizes trade shows in China, India, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Nigeria, Vietnam and Iran. Messe München has a global business presence with a network of affiliates in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America and more than 70 foreign representatives serving more than 100 countries.
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