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BAU 2011, held in Munich, Germany, in January this year, lived up to its billing as the World´s Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Building Materials and Systems, seeing about 238 000 visitors streaming through the New Munich Trade Fair Centre over the six days of the fair (17 to 22 January). That represented an increase of around 12% on the number of visitors at the 2009 exhibition – and reflected a generally more buoyant, optimistic outlook, among visitors and exhibitors, on the global economic situation. About 22% of the visitors, or 52 000 people, were planners and architects, and almost 60 000 visitors (25%) came from outside Germany – from elsewhere in Europe, including Eastern Europe, as well as from Russia, the UK, USA, Canada and the United Arab Emirates.