Bauma supporting program with information highlights

  • Innovation hall bauma LAB0 bundles several formats at the same time
  • Five key themes as a common thread
  • Virtual reality and target group-oriented promotion of young talent

In addition to the exhibitors and their exhibits, the bauma, which takes place from October 24th to 30th at the exhibition centre in Munich, also offers an extensive supporting program with diverse, partly new formats this year. This means that bauma will once again be THE meeting place for the industry for a week…

One of the strengths of the world's leading trade fair is its multifaceted supporting program. At this, established companies, start-ups, associations and research institutions present groundbreaking solutions and discuss the major current trends in the industry.

bauma FORUM with a daily changing theme

This year there is a new central place for knowledge transfer with the innovation hall bauma LAB0. For example, the bauma FORUM with lectures, presentations and panel discussions will be located here. From October 24th to 28th, the forum program will be dedicated to a different one of the five main topics of bauma every day. These range from "Tomorrow's construction methods and materials" to "Mining - sustainable, efficient and reliable" to "The road to zero emissions".

On October 24th, the winners from the five categories of the bauma Innovation Award 2022 will also be presented in the forum. With the award, the Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e. V. (VDMA), Messe München and the central associations of the German construction industry research and development teams from companies and universities that bring practical cutting-edge technology for the construction, building materials and mining industry to market maturity. The award winners have an equal focus on resources, the environment and people.

Science Hub and Startup Area

The Science Hub is located in the immediate vicinity of the Forum. In this area, ten universities and scientific institutes provide information on the latest status of their research. Here, too, the five key themes serve as a source of structure.

Another segment of the Innovation Hall in the International Congress Center Munich (ICM) is the newly created Startup Area, in which promising young companies can present themselves to the specialist public.

MiC 4.0 booth demonstrates new data interface

In order to develop a uniform, manufacturer-independent and machine-independent communication around the construction process, the VDMA and the main association of the German construction industry founded the working group "Machines in Construction 4.0" (MiC 4.0) at bauma 2019. One of the results so far is the MiC 4.0 bus. This is an open, manufacturer-independent data interface between the construction machine and the attachment. A demonstrator of the new interface can be seen in action at the MiC 4.0 booth in the innovation hall LAB0.

The VR Experience proved to be another visitor magnet in 2019. At bauma 2022, this will focus on the digitization of construction sites with a thematic reorientation. Visitors to the VR Experience can immerse themselves in the construction site of today and tomorrow and personally experience the interaction between man and machine in digital space. The bauma VR Experience will also be part of the innovation hall LAB0 this year.

Career prospects for young people

THINK BIG! – an initiative of the VDMA and Messe München – is aimed primarily at schoolchildren. In the ICM, companies present “hands-on technology” with a large workshop show, hands-on activities, games and information about a professional future in the industry.

All details on the main topics of bauma, the exact lecture topics and dates and - where necessary - the registration options can be found at