bc AfricaThe opportunity to network with industry professionals and be at the pulse of the latest market trends in construction and mining in the Sub-Saharan region are some of the many opportunities afforded to those planning to attend bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2018.

Slated for March 13-16 in Johannesburg, South Africa, the event will bring together key stakeholders in the African and international construction and mining industries for an exhibition which serves to provide a one-stop shop for quality equipment and solutions in the region.

“Leading providers of complete machines and systems, component manufacturers and suppliers are going to showcase their products at bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2018,” said AEM Senior Director of International Exhibitions and Events Petra Kaiser. “At bauma CONEXPO AFRICA, they will have the opportunity to connect with senior professionals at key construction and mining companies, consultant engineering offices, service and mining investment companies, as well as government agencies and municipalities.”

In addition to large-scale promotion throughout South Africa, Show Management has been focusing on quality attendance from throughout the region. Targeted activities include a road tour to industry and government groups in key Sub-Saharan markets. Official visitor delegations from Kenya, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, and others are planned.

Features new to the 2018 edition of bauma CONEXPO AFRICA include:

  • A revised show layout with additional entrance areas for optimized visitor flow
  • Live demonstration areas, for ground engaging machines, construction vehicles as well as handheld tools
  • A dedicated area presented by AEM that features select TechTalks originally presented at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 Tech Experience

bauma CONEXPO AFRICA will also offer attendees access to an AEM-organized North American pavilion. Participating companies include Caterpillar Defense, 4N Corporation, BRON, Brunner & Lay, Bulldog Seals & Gaskets, ESCO, Patriot Engineering Services, and Shuttlelift. Other international pavilions at the show will feature exhibitors from China, Singapore, India, Germany, Poland, and other European countries.

“It is important to understand the value of having a consistent and engaged presence in both the Sub-Saharan region and the African continent as a whole,” said Kaiser. “While commodity prices and overall socio-political uncertainties have pressured markets over the past years, the African continent remains to hold substantial opportunities for those companies willing and able to conduct business there. In the wake of recent indications of a changing political landscape in Southern Africa, business sentiment is again gaining in confidence. bauma CONEXPO AFRICA presents a platform to take advantage of these developments.”

bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2018 marks the second time AEM has partnered with Munich Trade Fairs through a joint venture partnership that also includes bauma CONEXPO INDIA. A complete list of exhibiting companies can be found  at www.bcafrica.comFor more information, contact AEM at (800) 867-6060, (414) 298-4750 or bcafrica@aem.org.

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