Bhupinder Singh new CEO as of May 1 After four years in India and two bauma CONEXPO INDIA shows, the former CEO of bC Expo India, Igor Palka, will return to Messe München and assume new responsibilities as of May 1, 2017. His successor will be Bhupinder Singh, who is already CEO of the Messe München subsidiary Messe Muenchen India. Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München, is pleased: “Bhupinder Singh is an experienced trade-show manager who will be in charge of the joint venture between the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and Messe München for one of the largest events in India.” Dennis Slater, President of the AEM, adds: “We thank Igor for the tremendous work he has done in successfully leading the bauma CONEXPO INDIA organization; his enthusiasm, strong team spirit and dedication have contributed greatly to this cooperative effort between AEM and Messe München, and we wish him continued success.” Additional information is available online at

[dropcap]bC INDIA[/dropcap], the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, takes place in Delhi in December 2018. A total of 647 companies from 30 countries and more than 31,000 participants came to the last exhibition at the Huda Grounds in Gurgaon/Delhi in December 2016. bauma CONEXPO INDIA takes place every two years.

Messe München construction machinery trade fairs In addition to holding the world-leading bauma trade fair, Messe München has a wealth of experience when it comes to organizing other international construction machinery trade fairs. Along with bauma China in Shanghai, Messe München together with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) organizes bauma CONEXPO INDIA in Gurgaon/Delhi and bauma CONEXPO AFRICA in Johannesburg. In December 2015, Messe München successfully expanded its portfolio again by purchasing the leading Russian construction machinery exhibition CTT.

[dropcap]Messe München[/dropcap] With more than 40 trade fairs of its own for investment goods, consumer goods and new technologies at the Munich site and abroad, Messe München is one of the world’s leading trade fair organizers. Every year, more than 30,000 exhibitors and around two million visitors take part in the events at the trade fair site, at the ICM – International Congress Center Munich and at the MOC Event Center Munich. Messe München also organizes trade fairs in China, India, Turkey, South Africa and Russia. With a network of associated companies in Europe, Asia and Africa, and with over 60 representatives abroad for more than 100 countries, Messe München has a truly global presence.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 900 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China. AEM has an ownership stake in and/or manages several world-class exhibitions, including CONEXPO-CON/AGG, one of the world’s largest gathering places for the construction and construction materials industries.