BAU 2011 has experienced a tremendous surge of visitors. Not only has BAU achieved new records for participation, it has also impressively underlined its status for the sector. Approximately 238,000 visitors streamed into the New Munich Trade Fair Centre over the six days of the fair – that´s around 12% more than at the last event in 2009. Never before in the 50-year history of BAU has the event seen such a strong rise. In terms of international participation, this event entered a new dimension: Approximately 60.000 visitors to BAU 2011 came from outside Germany.