Construction of two new exhibition halls for BAU 2019 is forcing us to come up with logistics solutions for BAU 2017. That is because construction will be well underway during the fair. That makes setup and dismantling, where timing is already tight, a logistics challenge.
Traditionally, one trade fair after the other is held in Munich in January and February. Early 2017 is no
exception: Trendset, BAU, opti and ISPO all take place within a period of five weeks—including
setup and dismantling. Besides this tight timing, 2017 will include an additional challenge: construction of exhibition halls C5 and C6.
Construction of the two halls starts in June of 2016 and is expected to take 23 months. To stay on schedule, construction will continue while trade fairs are in progress. “So we also have to expect some interference during BAU 2017,” explains Mirko Arend, Exhibition Director of BAU and Deputy Business Unit Director at Messe München.
The two new exhibition halls C5 and C6 will be located here.
There will be restrictions, especially in the loading zones for the halls. Basically, all of the halls will be
affected, but it will be noticeable most in the B and C halls, i.e. those in the immediate vicinity of the
construction site in the northeastern part of the trade-fair center. That is where traffic from the
construction site must be coordinated with the stand-building company’s trucks as they arrive. More than 7,000 trucks larger than 7.5 tons arrived at the trade-fair center during setup for BAU 2015. That illustrates the scale of this task.