Strong interest in digitalBAU

Strong interest in digitalBAU
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Date: 20 May 2021

Nine months until the start of the event
  • Notable exhibitors have already confirmed their attendance
  • Exciting program of presentations in five forums
  • Premiere of the digitalBAU Innovation Challenge

With around nine months until the start of the event, numerous leading industry representatives have already confirmed their attendance to digitalBAU 2022. After its successful premiere last year, the meeting point for digitalization in the building industry is once again reporting strong interest. digitalBAU will address the various aspects of digital processes and solutions for the building industry from February 15 to 17, 2022 at the Cologne trade fair grounds.

Because of the confirmation of key players at this point in time, Reinhard Pfeiffer, Deputy CEO of Messe München, is looking toward next February with confidence: “The upcoming digitalBAU also has a special status given that the world’s leading trade fair BAU could only take place online this year. But the industry is waiting to be able to meet in person again. There is a lot of catching up to do. For that reason we are convinced that the second edition of digitalBAU will exceed the result of its premiere.”

Numerous key players have already confirmed their attendance

Among the more than 110 exhibitors that have already registered are leading companies such as BRZ Deutschland, GRAPHISOFT, Hexagon, Hottgenroth Software, NEVARIS Bausoftware, Nemetschek, PERI and SIDOUN. They are convinced that digitalBAU is the ideal platform for presenting their products:

Florian Biller, co-founder & CEO of Capmo, says: “With digitalBAU, Messe München is giving digital innovations in the building sector a stage and bringing software companies together with the industry. That’s why, as a young software company, digitalBAU is one of the most important events of 2022 for us and is already fixed in our calendar.”

Uwe Eisele, Head of Marketing for Germany at dormakaba, says: “By attending digitalBAU with our digital planning tools, smart access solutions and services, we are precisely reaching our target group of architects and planners. That’s why we have already registered for 2022.”

Dietmar Bernert, VP of Business Development at Hexagon Geosystems, says: “The digitalization of the entire building industry with its ancillary trades is one of Hexagon’s main objectives. digitalBAU presents a combination of all technologies and offers for this purpose and, to us, is one of the most important events of the year. For that reason we are already firmly planning our participation for 2022.”

Axel Kaufmann, spokesperson for the Board of Management of Nemetschek, says: “digitalBAU was already very successful in 2020 and has quickly established itself as a meeting point for the industry. We would very much look forward to follow up on this success next year and be on site once again to meet our customers and business partners in person.”

Supporting program with more than 70 presentations

In addition to the exhibition area, digitalBAU also offers five forums with numerous presentations and discussion rounds on the developments and trends surrounding digitalization in the building industry. The focus topics of the program include:

  • BIM
  • Forward-looking planning, building and operating
  • Smart city and smart building
  • Robotics, AI and production
  • Research and science

At this point in time the first presentations have already been determined. Among those taking part in the supporting program are the following architecture firms: Snøhetta, Jürgen Mayer H., O&O Baukunst, SOBEK Ingenieure as well as TOPOTEK 1.

Premiere of the digitalBAU Innovation Challenge

The digitalBAU Innovation Challenge will take place for the first time in 2022. Prior to the trade fair, companies have the opportunity to send their digital solutions for the building industry by video. At the same time start-ups can also advertise their business ideas. They will then be subject to a public vote on the digitalBAU website. The company with the most votes can present their product in the forum program on site in Cologne and hope to win the Innovation Challenge.

The winners in the categories “Digital solutions in the building industry” and “Start-up – digitalLAB – young, innovative ideas” will each receive a 30-minute forum slot at BAU 2023, including co-advertisement as part of the forum in BAU’s marketing channels. This prize is equivalent to €6,000.


Further information on digitalBAU 2020 can be found at and on the social media channels Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.

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