M&T Expo 2018 Exceeds Expectations

The 10th International Trade Fair of Equipment for Construction and Mining, held last November in São Paulo, Brazil, exceeded expectations of exhibitors and visitors in terms of business transactions, visitor quality, as well as possibilities for networking and knowledge transfer. Focus topics were technologies which contribute to higher productivity, quality, efficiency and sustainability.

A total of 800 national and international brands from 19 countries gathered on 70,000 m2 of exhibition space.
For Falk Senger, managing director of Messe München, the success of the first edition under the responsibility of Messe Muenchen do Brasil points out the right decision taken by the German company: investing in the Brazilian market of trade fairs for the construction and infrastructure areas.

“The trade fair marks the beginning of the long-term cooperation between Sobratema and Messe München, organizer of bauma, the most important trade fair for construction and mining equipment in the world. M&T Expo has a key role to play for the construction machinery segment in Latin America. This is underlined by the presence of numerous countries, among them the top nations with the largest number of visitors apart from Brazil are: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Peru,” he said.

According to Afonso Mamede, president of the Brazilian Association of Technology for Construction and Mining (Sobratema), M&T Expo is a protagonist with regard to the promotion of new technologies for the construction and mining market, but also a barometer of the mood of the entire production chain.

“Equipment manufacturers as well as components and services suppliers present a wide range of products at the trade fair so that the user knows what is new in the industry and, at the same time, has better conditions to negotiate the purchase of machines," he said.

To provide a complete visitor experience, Messe Muenchen of Brazil created 3 new attractions at the fair.

At the Demonstration Arena, various newly launched machines were shown live by exhibitors such as BMC Hyundai, John Deere, Kaeser, Link-belt, Manitou, Paladin, Pramac, Rud, Rossetti, SEM, Socage, Weber MT and XCMG on 1200 m2 of space.

The Content Arena was considered as the knowledge place of M&T Expo 2018. Visitors could attend 28 market presentations by experts of well-known consulting companies from Brazil and abroad – EY, KPMG, Porsche Consulting, Dal Pozzo Advogados, Instituto OPUS de Capacitação Profissional and VDMA –, plus technical speeches by manufacturers and suppliers of the production chain - Bomag Marini, Caterpillar, John Deere, Kaeser, Liebherr, Lots Group, Mapear com Drones, Moba do Brasil, Portal do Locador, SSAB, Terex and Trimble.

Finally, the Smart Construction Arena showed the latest trends in technology and innovation in the industry. Among the solutions to be presented were drones, automation systems, lubrication systems, electronics and Big Data, machine control solutions, 3D printing systems, safety solutions for load handling equipment and innovations for collaborative work.

More than 300 representatives from construction companies, mining companies, equipment manufacturers, rental companies, suppliers of parts, engines, undercarriage and components and service rendering companies attended the already established M&T Expo Summit. Eight events were promoted by renowned national institutions: Promotion of Investments and Competitiveness São Paulo Agency (Investe São Paulo), Brazilian Association of Concrete Blocks (BlocoBrasil), Brazilian Association of Manufactures of Filters and their Automotive and Industrial Systems (Abrafiltros), Brazilian Association of Non Destructive Essays and inspection (Abendi), Brazilian Association of Syndicates and Associations that Represent Machines, Equipment and Tools Rental Companies (Analoc), Brazilian Committee of Tunnels (CBT), Engineering Institute (IE) and National Syndicate of companies of Transports and Movement of Heavy and Exceptional Loads (Sindipesa).

The next edition of M&T Expo is scheduled for 2021, again at the São Paulo Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.

Source: Messe München

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