Construction & Machinery

Construction & Machineryconstruction

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bauma 2013

bauma 2013

UK and Irish construction companies are some of the strongest internationally and the reputation of this section of the industry is second to none. In addition to the major international engineering consultancies, architecture and commercial practices regularly appear in the top rankings of world league tables. Product manufacturers and suppliers are also a key part of the industry and companies in the sector have an annual turnover of over £40 billion. In many sectors, these firms are world leaders and over £5 billion of construction products and materials are exported from the UK annually.

The portfolio of events for the construction industry at Pattern covers building machinery, building materials, forestry, roofing, timber products and more. The potential number of buyers reached at these events stretches across the globe with events hosted in Germany, China, Vietnam, Russia, India, Turkey and South Africa.


Construction Equipment Association

Organisers of UK groups at bauma, bauma Africa, bauma China and bC India
Tel: +44 (0)20 8253 4502      Email: ku.oc1516128866.nimd1516128866a@aec1516128866      Website:

National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers

(ROOF+TIMBER International)
Tel: +44(0)1908 692325      Email: ku.oc1516128866.mran1516128866@nimd1516128866a1516128866      Website:

The Building Centre (BAU)

Tel: +44(0)20 7692 4000      Email: ku.oc1516128866.ertn1516128866ecgni1516128866dliub1516128866@noit1516128866pecer1516128866      Website:

Food & Drink

Food & Drinkfood-and-drink

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Food and Drink represents the largest manufacturing sector in the UK. Employing more than 500,000 people, it makes a huge contribution to the economy. Even in this economic downturn, food and drink exports are continuing to grow, month on month, year on year.

In 2012 around 6.5 million hectolitres (4 million barrels) of beer were sent for export from UK brewers, worth just short of £600 million. The volume of beer exported has more than quadrupled in twenty years. The Scotch whisky industry continues to expand its sales globally. The main recipients of UK food and drink exports continue to be mature markets such as the USA, Canada and the EU. However, developing markets such as the Gulf States and Asia are opening up some excellent opportunities for exporters.

The beverage and liquid foods industries are well catered for at the drinktec family of events, held in Munich, China and India. A variety of products for bakers and confectioners in hospitality, catering and retail are on show every three years in Munich at iba – the World Market for Baking, and annually at Bakery China in Shanghai.

BFBi – Brewing, Food & Beverage Industry Suppliers Association -

Eyewear & Jewellery

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The optical industry includes eyewear such as spectacle frames, sunglasses and contact lenses, together with low vision aids, sportswear and more. According to a report by Transparency Market Research, the global demand for eyewear products was over 2,600 million units in 2011, and is expected to grow at an annual rate of 3.7% from 2012 to 2018.

opti, the International Trade Show for Optics & Design held in Munich, offers companies the opportunity to reach a targeted audience of more than 23,000 trade professionals from 64 countries. Held annually in January, the show allows both opticians and their suppliers the chance to start off the year on the right foot. With more than just eyewear on show, companies offering hearing aids, tools, instruments, manufacturing and software for the optical industry also show their wares at opti in Munich.



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transport logistic 2013

transport logistic 2013

The mass transport sector in the UK and Ireland, which includes airports, ports, logistics and rail, enjoys a global reputation for spearheading innovation and delivering first class sustainable solutions, products and services. These range from expert consultancy through to plant and equipment and from specialist finance to regulatory reform. British and Irish expertise can be found at the heart of some of the world’s most prestigious and challenging airport, port and rail projects.

The international trade show portfolio by Messe München offers world-class events in Munich, Shanghai and Istanbul, offering exhibitors the chance to reach key players in more than 138 countries.


CILT (UK) – Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK -

Laboratory & Analytical

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analytica 2012

analytica 2012

The UK market for laboratory equipment was worth an estimated £3.1bn in 2010, having increased in value by 17.1% since 2006. Instrumentation and equipment forms the largest sector within the market, with sales worth an estimated £1.83bn in 2010, accounting for 59.8% of the total market value. The net exports of laboratory equipment from the UK make a strong positive contribution to GDP.

This industry sector can network at four trade shows organised by Messe München International, all within the analytica show family. The European market is reached in Munich with a biannual event, the next one taking place in April 2014. The shows further afield – analytica Vietnam, analytica China and analytica Anacon India – allow exhibitors to promote their exports in these rapidly growing markets.

GAMBICA - the Trade Association for Instrumentation, Control, Automation and Laboratory Technology in the UK -

BLMA – British Laboratory Managers Association -

Property & Investment

Property & Investmentfinance

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The property and investment world covers a whole spectrum of topics which are crucial to the ownership and development of properties and locations – whether it be for business or personal use. This is becoming an ever-increasing focus for countries and cities all around the world to attract investment and development into their respective areas. With this ever-changing world, there is always the risk of financial instability but also the opportunity to develop in exiting new markets.

EXPO REAL is a trade fair held annually by Messe München International, which brings together the entire international real estate industry under one roof. EXPO REAL has been running for 16 years and provides an indispensible business platform for industry experts to get together and exchange ideas, present new opportunities and of course to do deals. This is a unique meeting place for investors, developers, consultants, architects, cities and regions to get together and showcase their portfolio an doffer their services. Along side this highly professional event, is the world-renowned conference programme, which offers participants the chance to hear key industry figures give their views on important themes that are challenging the industry today. An excellent opportunity for UK & Irish companies to to keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends and present your company or location to the international property industry.

Sport & Leisure

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The need to relax and unwind is vital in today’s busy society and essential for maintaining a healthy balance between work and free time. A massive part of this revolves around sport and travel, which are the main players in people’s idea of how to relax. Exotic destinations are becoming ever-more popular and the desire to explore unknown countries adds a sense of adventure. In addition to this, activites including watersports, mountain-biking and winter sports often top the list of  activities which give people ultimate enjoyment.

F.RE.E is the ultimate fair for leisure and travel and covers everything from holiday destinations and hotels to outdoor sports equipment for summer and winter. This fair is a must for enthusiasts in the travel and leisure industries and is a chance to discover new holiday destinations and see the latest sports equipment to accompany your summer or winter leisure activities.

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Golf Europe

The international golf exhibition GOLF EUROPE takes place for the 20th time in September 2013. The trade fair  is an absolute ‘must’ for the world of golf, offering exhibitors the chance to show equipment, clothing, training tools, shoes, accessories and tourism offers for professional golfers and retailers alike. The visiting pros have 3 days to shop for products and learn at the European Tour Performance Institute and the PGA Learn & Earn Zone. The venue in Augsburg, Germany offers a central location in the heart of Europe for this rendezvous of golfing professionals from 34 countries.



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The EU ceramic industry is a world leader in producing value added, uniquely designed high quality ceramic products manufactured by flexible and innovative companies, mainly SMEs. The ceramics industry represents an annual production value of around €25 billion, accounting for approximately 25% of the global production, and over 200,000 direct jobs throughout the EU.

The major producing countries in the EU are Italy, Spain, Germany, the UK and France. Production in the new Member States of the EU appears to be strongest in the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary, which all have strong ceramics sectors and have traditionally exported to other EU countries. The EU ceramic industry is export-oriented, with 25% of production sold outside the EU market.

Messe München International organise two trade fairs for this sector, CERAMITEC in Munich and Indian Ceramics in Ahmedabad. Both events showcase materials, machinery, supplies and technology specifically for the ceramics industry.

Electronics & Technology

Electronics & Technologytechnology

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The world of electronics is constantly changing and developing. Electronics today push the boundries and are an essential part of daily life. Whether it be in our own every-day lives or the world of work, the world today would certainly not function as effeciently and effectively as it does without electronics. The spectrum of the elctronics industry is staggering, from components and systems to electronics production. With today’s innovations and development of efficient energy, there is also the emphasis on producing sustainable energy, through dynamic topics such as power electronics, embedded electronics and e-mobility.

Munich is host of the world’s leading trade fairs for the electronics industry – electronica and productronica. Running on alternative years, these two trade fairs have established themselves as the meetings places for the entire industry, with no other events in the world showing the elctronics industry in its entirity. Whereas electronica focuses on the components and systems side, productronica showcases the electronics production aspect of the industry. The success of these trade fairs has also seen the introduction of international trade fairs, namely electronica & productronica India and electronica & productronica China. These events take place every year and are important pillars for their respective markets. Also in the elctronics portfolio are the trade faits foe electrical energy storage and LOPE-C, the trade fair for printed and organic electronics, tackling the most advanced industry topics.

Messe München is also the organiser for leading trade fairs in the the technology sector, namely LASER World of PHOTONICS, which is the leading marketplace for innovative and pioneering people in the sector of optical technologies. Born out of the success of the Munich show is now the internaitonal events, LASER World of PHOTONICS China and LASER World of PHOTONICS India. The automotive sector is also represented at AUTOMATICA, the leading event for Automation and Mechatronics.

Craft Trade

Craft Trade

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Many of us own craft, although we may not call it that. Perhaps a chair, a jug, a necklace, a scarf, a bowl, a kilt, a guitar, a glass flute, a tapestry, or a wedding ring. Behind each precious item is a person with an idea and the skill to bring that concept to life.

A craft maker might saw, solder, sew, knit, sand, snip, or polish. They might use traditional skills that have been handed down through generations or they might experiment with cutting edge practices and digital technology. They might be driven by the creative urge to see an idea transformed into something real or by a love of a particular material. Or they might be commercially minded and driven by entrepreneurial zeal.

IHM is the international crafts fair held in Munich where around 1,050 businesses representing more than 60 trades will be displaying their innovative products. Gain a unique insight into the future of the craft trades and obtain advice on the latest craft trade techniques and trends through conversations with masters of your trade.

Safety & Maintenance

Safety & Maintenance

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Maintenance as a major factor of business success. In today’s world there is an increasing amount of equipment, systems, machines  and infrastructure in place, which are integral to businesses all over the world. For this reason, the necessity for up-to-date maintenance is extremely important. The safety of people working with machinery and equipment is also essential to the smooth and efficiant running of companies.

Messe München International organises the bi-annual trade fair for Industrial Maintenance – MAINTAIN. This event brings together all international players in the field of industrial maintenance, from the production industry to processing. The fair revolves around the latest trends and developments in the sectors for energy efficiency, resource management and increased productivity, topics that are also the focus of lectures and panel discussions in the programme of related events.

Toys & Gifts

Toys & Gifts

Waste & Water

Waste & Water

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Clean drinking water, effective recycling and a responsible approach towards valuable resources are key themes for the environmental technology shows organised by Messe München International.  In 2012, lectures in the conference programme at IFAT in Munich included  Mega Cities, Water Management, Phosphorus Recycling from Sewage Sludge, the Closed Substance Cycle and Waste Management Act and Waste-to-Energy.

In the UK, the waste management and recycling sector is growing, with more than 200,000 people employed in water supply, sewerage, waste & remediation activities  at present. UK exports of machinery, technology and supplies for this area are on the rise, especially to high-growth markets such as India and China. The IFAT trade shows allow manufacturers of these products unprecedented exposure to top buyers from around the world.