bauma takes place in October 2022

bauma to be postponed to autumn 2022. That is the result of many discussions between Messe München and top industry representatives as well as the Advisory Board. New date is October 24–30, 2022.

Initially, bauma was to be held from April 4 to 10, 2022. Despite the pandemic, both the industry’s response and the booking level was very high. However, in numerous discussions with customers, there was a growing recognition that the April date involved too many uncertainties in view of the global pandemic. The prevailing opinion was that it is currently difficult to assess whether worldwide travel—which is crucial for the success of the trade show—will be largely unhindered again in a year's time.

Especially global exhibitors, who expect customers from all over the world to attend bauma and make correspondingly high investments in stand construction, logistics and hotel capacity, advocated a postponement. They saw the decisive benefit of the trade show—namely to bring together the entire industry and to be a hub for all markets—as being jeopardized if the April date were to be adhered to.


You are already a registered exhibitor?

Read here the detailed answers to all questions in connection with the postponement of bauma.

Will the registration for bauma 2022 (April 4–10, 2022) remain valid for the new date?

Yes. Both the registration as a main exhibitor and as a co-exhibitor will remain valid for the new event period. You are not required to register again. Soon, you will find the updated version of the B conditions on our website.

Does the online exhibitor registration have to be filled in again?

No. See answer before.

Will the registration deadline for co-exhibitors change?

Yes. The application deadline for co-exhibitors will be extended from December 10, 2021 to July 8, 2022.

Does the registration already constitute a contract?

No. A binding contract is only concluded when you accept the placement proposal and after approval by Messe München GmbH.

When will we receive a placement proposal?

Placement proposals will be sent out no later than September 2021.

When do we have to indicate if we want to receive a placement proposal or withdraw our participation?

Given the high demand and for the further planning of bauma, we kindly ask you to inform us as soon as possible about a possible cancellation of your registration, at the latest upon receipt of the placement proposal.

How to proceed if we want to withdraw our registration?

To cancel your registration, simply send an e-mail with your withdrawal to You will then receive an e-mail confirmation.

How to proceed if we want to have a different space size or stand type at the new date?

Please get in touch with your contact of the bauma Munich team or send an e-mail to with your change requests.

Until when must the admission invoice be paid?

Payment deadline for the admission invoice is July 11, 2022.

Will Messe München reimburse third-party costs already incurred?

No. Unfortunately, costs already incurred are not refundable. We will of course ask our partners to act accommodatingly.

Will the participation costs change for the new date of bauma?

No. The space prices will remain the same as for bauma 2022 (April).

When will the Exhibitor Shop go online and when best to start planning the trade fair?

In accordance with the postponement of bauma, the exhibitor store will go online in spring 2022.

Which exhibitors have already canceled their participation?

We cannot make any statements about individual contractual relationships with exhibitors.

How will exhibitors be informed about future developments?

As usual, we will keep you up to date via the bauma website and by sending you our exhibitor information.

How do the dates and deadlines change?

For more information, please visit our website at Dates & Deadlines. These will be adjusted to the new date in a timely manner.

What happens if Messe München must postpone or cancel the trade fair at a later date because of COVID-19?

If bauma is canceled, the obligation to pay the participation fee does not apply if a contract has already been concluded with Messe München GmbH; participation fees already paid will be refunded after the event has been canceled. Ordered services that have already been provided, however, must be paid for. If the event is postponed again, we will notify you as soon as possible and inform you about the further procedure.

Do we exclude exhibitors / visitors from crisis areas?

It is our top priority to deal with this situation responsibly. Hence, we are in close contact with the responsible authorities and take their recommendation into account when organizing events.

What happens if a visitor or exhibitor shows noticeable symptoms during the event?

See information here.

What is Messe München doing to protect the health of all guests?

See information here.

Why was the fair postponed?

The postponement is the result of many discussions between Messe München and top industry representatives as well as the Advisory Board. Considering the worldwide pandemic and the long planning times for major capital goods trade fairs, the decision had to be made now. This provides exhibitors and visitors a secure planning basis for preparing the upcoming bauma.

What measures are taken to ensure a high number of visitors?

For visitor groups who are unable to attend bauma to also participate, we are currently developing digital solutions that will enable us and our exhibitors to increase their reach and that of bauma.

What happens in the event of an official travel ban from or to the exhibitor's country of origin?

Please visit our website for a detailed explanation.

What happens in case of an official travel ban to the event country?

See answer before

Contact for further questions and additional information

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Messe München GmbH
bauma Exhibitor hotline
Messegelände, 81823 München
+49 89 949-11349

With this decision, exhibitors and visitors now have clarity and a secure planning basis. The decision to postpone bauma was not an easy one for us, of course. But we had to make it now, before the exhibitors start planning their participation in the trade show and make corresponding investments. Unfortunately, despite the vaccination campaign that has been launched around the world, it is not yet possible to predict when the pandemic will be largely under control and unlimited worldwide travel will be possible again. This makes participation difficult to plan and calculate for both exhibitors and visitors. Under these circumstances, we would not have been able to fulfill our central promise that bauma, the world's leading trade fair, represents the entire spectrum of the industry and generate international reach like no other comparable event. After all, bauma’s last edition welcomed participants from over 200 countries around the world. Hence, the decision is consistent and logical.

Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München

The decision is tough, but it gives all parties the planning basis they need. The industry will now do everything it can for a strong bauma in October 2022. Even without a health crisis, companies need to overcome challenges such as digitalization, autonomous construction sites and sustainability, and stay abreast of changes to avoid falling behind. For this, they need bauma as an innovation barometer and networking platform. In next year’s October, we will all meet again in Munich.

Joachim Schmid, Managing Director of the Construction Equipment and Plant Engineering Association in the German Engineering Federation (VDMA)

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