Indonesia has officially signed on to become the partner country for the world’s largest construction machinery and mining equipment trade fair to be held in Germany next year. bauma 2013 will be held from April 15-21 next year at Munich’s Trade Fair Centre, with more than 420,000 visitors expected to attend.
Organizers Messe München International (MMI) announced last month they wanted Indonesia to be its country of focus, and now the Public Works Minister Djoko Kirmanto has signed a memorandum of understanding to formalize the partnership.
“Being the partner country of bauma 2013 is a good opportunity for Indonesia to promote itself as a developing market. We expect that bauma as the world’s biggest platform could attract new investments for Indonesia’s infrastructure and provide new business activities and networks between Indonesian companies and bauma exhibitors.”
The chairman of MMI Klaus Dittrich says, “Last year alone the construction industry in Indonesia grew by almost 7%. It is the most dynamic sector in the Indonesian economy. Investment in all segments is showing a significant upwards trend. All of which makes Indonesia the ideal partner country for the next bauma.”
The goal of Indonesia as the partner country is to further boost the local profile of bauma as the world’s greatest innovations showcase for the sector, and to enter into dialogue with the decision-makers in Indonesia.
The German Engineering Federation (VDMA), which is an event partner, says bauma offers an excellent platform for investors to find the right technology to inject funds into. “Only at bauma can investors get a truly comprehensive picture of all the latest technology and find out just what is possible in terms of sustainable investment in the construction, building materials and mining industry,” says the VDMA’s special envoy for the bauma partner country Walter Hess.
The initiative seeks to promote in particular contacts between Indonesian companies, government offices, associations and their German and international counterparts in the construction, building materials and mining industry
In addition the Indonesian representatives have the unique opportunity of presenting their country as a location for business and investment.
The previous bauma trade fair in 2010 attracted more than 420,000 visitors from about 200 nations, with more than 3200 exhibitors from 53 countries participating.
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