This April, the bauma 2007 trade fair in Munich, Germany, promises to be an impressive display of international construction equipment and machinery. The show's organizers from Messe München International are expecting a record number of visitors in a record amount of space: more than 416,000 people, from 171 countries, in a venue larger than five million square feet.

bauma 2007 will host 2801 exhibitors; an increase of 20% since the last show in 2004.
Messe München International bauma 2007 will host 2801 exhibitors; an increase of 20% since the last show in 2004.

To make the most of the bauma experience, our readers are invited to join editors of The Concrete Prod, Concrete Construction, and Masonry Construction on a special Reader Tour from April 23–29. On Tuesday morning, April 24, readers and editors will meet for breakfast and a behind-the-scenes overview of the show, presented by bauma's organizers. After two days of exploring the largest specialized trade show in the world, our group will enjoy a Bavarian reception on Wednesday evening, April 25.

Next, the Reader Tour will go offsite to see bauma's construction machinery, equipment and vehicles in action. On Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27, readers and editors will visit concrete plants and jobsites in the Munich area. These exclusive trips will provide an opportunity most bauma attendees don't have: a first-hand look at European plant operations and construction sites (and historic sights along the way).

The tour includes two options. Readers can sign up for the weeklong package, which includes hotel accomodations for six nights, a seven-day bauma entry badge, the breakfast and reception, and two day tours. Those who have already made travel arrangements and registered for the show also can elect to join us for the reader events and day tours. Reservations will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis, and availability is limited for both packages.

For more details, or to register for the Reader Tour, contact Carol Brodsky at TTI Travel: 866-674-3476 or