At the close of the Hannover Messe, Deutsche Messe Managing Board Chairman Dr. Wolfram von Fritsch drew a positive conclusion: “Exhibitors have reported many promising talks on projects, investment plans and deals which will contribute to enhanced utilization of capacity over the weeks and months to come.” And he added: “Last year people came here in need of orientation; this year they came strictly to do business. Some exhibitors even managed to generate returns on a par with the boom year of 2008.”
4 000 innovations presented
The energy shows at Hannover Messe occupied around one fourth of the exhibition space. Over 1 100 companies were on hand to present with conventional and renewable sources the energy mix of the future, with displays covering the entire energy added-value spectrum – from generation, delivery, transmission and distribution to transformation and storage.
Another show making its debut in 2010 was CoilTechnica. Around 70 exhibitors were in Hall 6 to present technologies for the production of transformers, generators, coils and electric motors.
Once again, industrial automation was high on the agenda. Visitor interest was particularly strong for the “Efficiency Days“. Companies showcased their expertise involving energy efficiency in industrial processes in a series of presentations, discussions and guided tours over the five days of the show.
Hannover Messe 2011 will run from 4 to 8 April, occupying the entire exhibition centre, with a total of 13 trade fairs.