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Signs of recovery at CONEXPO AFRICA

Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018 ( #865 ) - Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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CONEXPO attracted 14,167 visitors attending over four days.
The premier trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles in Africa has wrapped up its third edition, with 454 exhibitors from 34 countries and 14,167 visitors attending over four days.

The top five visitor countries from Africa were Zimbabwe, Kenya, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia, but the event also attracted delegations from Chile, Israel, Kenya and Turkey.

"The trade fair reflected a sense of renewed optimism and highlighted the opportunities in the industry, despite recent economic challenges," says Stefan Rummel, managing director of Messe München.

Petra Kaiser, senior director of international exhibitions & events at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), says: "It is significant to have a consistent and engaged presence in the region in order to take advantage of long-term business potential. bauma CONEXPO AFRICA creates a platform to help facilitate these opportunities."

Exhibitors experienced increased sales of machinery and equipment over the four days of the trade fair, with Rajen Garender, marketing director, Weir Minerals, describing the gathering as "an extremely well-organised and professional trade event. It has been a successful exhibition for Weir Minerals with several promising sales opportunities in the works".

The organisers, BC Expo South Africa, Messe München and AEM, will soon start work on the next edition which will be held in Johannesburg in 2021.
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