End-of-show report 2007
Once again HANNOVER MESSE (the Hannover Fair) more than lived up to its reputation as the worlds leading technology event. There was an upbeat mood in every exhibition hall, accompanied by a tangible willingness to invest. Representatives of all the key industrial sectors were at the show to align themselves in this extremely dynamic environment and firm up their plans for the deployment of new technology and production processes. With record statistics and a large quantity of the latest products and processes, HANNOVER MESSE exceeded all exhibitor and visitor expectations, underscoring its status as an innovations platform for the global marketplace.
"HANNOVER MESSE has again given the economy a shot in the arm by stimulating capital investment worth billions of euros. All sectors were clearly feeling more upbeat about the future and ready for the challenges and opportunities lying ahead," said Deutsche Messe Board Chairman Sepp D. Heckmann. "HANNOVER MESSE has confirmed its role as the worlds leading technology event in no uncertain terms. This show is an essential export driver for the German economy."
HANNOVER MESSE plays a crucial role in keeping German industry in touch with developments in international markets, as borne out by representatives of leading industrial associations:
Jürgen R. Thumann, President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI): "The strong international demand for innovative German products was again confirmed at HANNOVER MESSE. To translate this tangible upswing in the German economy into higher long-term growth rates requires the appropriate economic policy - a policy of structural reform."
Dr. Hannes Hesse, Director of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA): "HANNOVER MESSE 2007 has further enhanced an already upbeat mood in the German engineering industry, as the orders keep flowing in. For our sector, HANNOVER MESSE has become a meeting place where we can discuss technology, future production processes and innovation trends with customers from around the world."
Gotthard Grass, Director of the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association (ZVEI): "For the vast majority of enterprises in the electrical engineering and electronics industry, the high expectations in HANNOVER MESSE 2007 were definitely fulfilled."