SEE Europe at Hannover Fair 2007

EventsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 2/2007

Hannover Fair (Messe) 2007 once again concentrated European and global industrial business in the German town. Between 16 and 20 April 2007 more than 230.000 specialists visited the show. According to the organizers’ figures 6.400 exhibitors participated at this year’s event, 3.222 came from outside Germany - from 61 different countries.

Concerning South-East European countries, almost all the countries extended the number of participating companies. Especially Turkey - as official Partner Country of Hannover Fair 2007, with 326 exhibitors, comparing to 102 last year. Bulgaria was presented by 25 exhibitors – almost the same as at Hannover Fair 2006 (23). This year there were 7 Croatian exhibitors (2 last year), 5 Greek (2 last year), 1 Macedonian (2 last year). Romanian exhibitors at Hannover Fair 2007 were 37, comparing to last year’s 39. Participation of companies from Serbia and from Montenegro is growing – 15 exhibitors this year, comparing to 4 last year. Slovenian exhibitors at the event of 2007 were 13, of 2006 were 6.

Still the joint participation practice is alive, especially for Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro.

Turkey was official Partner Country of HANNOVER MESSE

With Turkey on board as its official Partner Country for 2007, HANNOVER MESSE is once again joining forces with a nation characterized by outstanding market opportunities and growth potential, innovative drive and a highly diversified industrial base, said organizers.

Country participated with 326 exhibitors on a display area of about 9000 square meters. The Turkish presentation consisted of a central pavilion located in Hall 26, plus numerous joint presentations staged by Turkish exhibitors in corresponding.

Exhibitors and visitors alike found that HANNOVER MESSE 2007 offers the ideal setting for generating business leads and getting in touch with Turkish companies to explore cooperation and investment options. European companies are increasingly looking to Turkey as an important springboard to business in North Africa and the Middle East.

As a forum for global politics and business, HANNOVER MESSE 2007 facilitated the establishment of business and economic ties with Turkish business institutions and economic agencies. Naturally this Partner Country presentation also served to further consolidate and deepen the already good and long-standing trade relations between businesses in Turkey and the host nation of Germany.

Turkey’s exhibition program spanned a diverse range of technologies and industrial sectors, with the emphasis on engineering and services in the OEM and subcontracting sectors. Other key areas that were covered by the Partner Country display are R&D, process and building automation, energy and pipeline technologies as well as industrial facility management.

VIP guests from Turkish political, industrial and business circles included Industry and Trade Minister Ali Coskun and Energy Minister Mehmet Hilmi Guler.

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