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Covid-19 Event Update

Messe Munich GmbH is working to host BAU as a live trade fair in 2023. The new rescheduled dates have been set: 17.04.2023 through 22.04.2023 in Munich, Germany. To ensure participant safety, the Messe Munich exhibition grounds will follow the latest coronavirus safety measures. They will include social distancing, mandatory PPE and the newest version of the entry policy. Attendants of BAU 2023 will be asked to show before entry documents such as proof of recovery certificates, They must also maintain a safe distance of 1.5 metres at all times. During their attendance, they must wear FFP2 face masks that cover the lower section of their faces.  During their participating, attendants should avoid physical forms of networking, such as handshakes. Due to the ongoing travel limitations, attendees will have to show their 3G entry documentation upon arrival in Germany. At present, quarantining is not necessary, however this step is subject to change.

A Brief Overview of BAU

Looking forward to innovative ideas and solutions in building and architecture? BAU is the ideal international trade fair dedicated to developments, breakthroughs and new approaches for full building and designing buildings and a meeting place for architects, planners, and engineers from all over the world. Outside the significant influence on a business level, the event has traction with members of the public!

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Why Your Visit Is Worth It

BAU has been in operation for over half a century, which has allowed the trade fair to grow and become a crucial meeting point for international markets. Today it’s a massive B2B platform that has no rival. Because it’s held once every two years, the expenses associated with exhibiting there are lower than with an annual trade show. At the same time, BAU positions you in the path of the biggest buyers worldwide. Here’s a look at all the relevant data points: 

  • 180,000+ square metres of exhibition space are used;
  • 2,000+ exhibitors have a booth at the fair;
  • 250,000+ international visitors are present;
  • All the decision makers from all the trades are present;
  • You see all relevant innovations in materials and products in one place.

Industry Relevance

The very first BAU was held back in 1964 and has been a pretty consistent presence in the building and construction industry. New editions arrive at Messe Munich once every two years, which allows for each edition to host a manner of new innovations and keep the conversation lively about changes on all levels in the value chain. The massive crowds visiting can be explained by the fact the trade fair is preferred by professional visitors as well as the public. 

As far as products are concerned, BAU is organised in the following sectors – Aluminium; BAU IT; Chemical building products; Construction tools, Floor coverings, Roof constructions; Energy, Building systems & Solar technology; Tiles & Ceramics; Light & Smart building; Glass; Wood, Stone, Cast stone & Marble; Locks & Security; Steel; Stones, Soils, Modular construction and Architectural building materials; Gate & Parking systems; Doors & Windows. 

Digitalisation in the construction industry has become such a prevalent topic of discussion that the trade fair couldn’t give it enough space. Organisers created a special event meant only for software companies and industry. DigitalBAU first debuted in 2020 and its mission is to inform and show advancements made in automation, digital planning, construction and maintenance of buildings.

Who Are You Going to Meet?

BAU is home to the very best of the best companies, both in Germany and from the rest of the world. Right now, we’ve confirmed that Schüco, Uzin Utz, Target, Würth, Hörmann, Schörghuber, Swiss Krono, Mapei, Engelbert Strauss, Agrob Buchtal, Euro Baustoffe and Steuler Fliesen will once again exhibit at BAU 2023. You’ll be in good company. Count on being surrounded by high-quality machinery and products, which in turn attract a superior audience. Exhibitors gain access to qualified sales leads. 

The professional audience remains quite diverse. Civil engineers, structural engineers, interior designers, investors, planners, researchers and representatives of building trades are the biggest demographics. There’s variety in terms of company positions. You’ll certainly meet managers and C-level professionals, who are in charge of finding new business and sourcing suppliers. At the same time, a lot of skilled workers attend in order to stay informed about new trends and the latest releases across all product categories. 

Another rising demographic are students and newcomers looking to make a great early career start and networking. The ambitious ones compete for the AWA Award given to students of architecture for exemplary work! 

BAU builds itself to be a comprehensive trade fair with a strong international appeal, and we have the data to back up this claim. Exhibitors come from 45 countries, which was a new record achieved in the last edition. When we break down exhibitors by nationalities, we see a strong presence from the Netherlands, China, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Switzerland. 

Additional Value of Attending 

BAU isn’t just a marketplace. It gives visitors deep insights into global markets and trends. You don’t want to miss out on the lineup of top speakers or the conference programme. Each edition generates high volumes of content in presentations, demonstrations, lectures and discussions that target every link in the value chain. Whatever topic is nearest and dearest to your heart, someone will have something insightful to say! 

The Outlook for 2023 

As one of the largest exhibitions in the world, BAU needs to be held under the best circumstances in order to ensure everyone’s safety. This is why organisers have decided to move the next edition to spring 2023 for visitor safety. Exhibitors have responded positively to the postponement and up to 70% of the exhibition area has already been booked. This is a strong indicator the industry is in the middle of stable recovery from the setbacks caused by the pandemic. 

Although the digital 2021 edition was a success, organisers have not revealed whether they’ll adopt a hybrid format in the future. What we know so far are the major topics at BAU 2023 – ‘Digital transformation,’ ‘The challenge of climate change,’ ‘Affordable living,’ and ‘Resources and recycling’. The pandemic has accelerated processes that had already begun years ago, but now the industry has to keep up and change at a much faster pace. Visitors can also look forward to the ‘Modular construction’ area that will make its debut in 2023. In recent years, construction with prefabricated building systems has turned into a lucrative market segment. 

Past editions

BAU 2021

13.01.2021 - 15.01.2021


Edition was held digital to prevent the fast spread of COVID-19.


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How to get to BAU

On Foot

On Foot

45 min Bike ride from HBF


By Car

From Munich HBF ~30 min

From Munich International Aiport - 30 min


By Public Transport

From Munich HBF with U2 (13 stops) for 23 min to Station Messestadt West

From Munich International Aiport - S8 to Munich Daglfing Station /1 min transfer to Daglfing Bahnhof Ost/ and then with bus 183 to Messestadt West ~ 55 min

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