"More attendees, more solutions, more international!"
Making the benefits of digitalization tangible - that was the declared objective of HANNOVER MESSE 2017. After five days at the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology, the organizers spoke of a thriving event.
"Hannover has served as a global hub for all things related to Industrie 4.0. Every sector involved in the digitalization of industry was on hand to showcase its answers to the key question faced by industrial enterprises everywhere: How can I best get my company into shape for the digital future? HANNOVER MESSE has resoundingly underscored its value as a prime source of orientation for decision-makers from around the globe," said Dr. Jochen Köckler, Member of the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe.
Many visitors from abroad
Of the show's 225,000 attendees, more than 75,000 came from abroad. "This is an unprecedented figure in the 70-year history of HANNOVER MESSE," commented Köckler. The largest number of foreign visitors came from China (9,000), followed by the Netherlands (6,200), India (5,300) and Poland.
Partner Country Poland
Featured as this year's Partner Country , Poland sent a total of 200 companies to Hannover, highlighting the country's strong credentials as a dynamic and innovative industrial location. Research and startups are a special priority for the Partner Country.