Together with German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel, China's Premier Wen Jiabao opened HANNOVER MESSE 2012. Accompanied by a 200-strong delegation of business and political leaders, these two heads of state took part in an opening-day tour of the show.
The presentation staged by China in Hannover was the country's biggest-ever exhibition of Chinese industrial capabilities outside the People's Republic. A total of 500 exhibitors occupying a display area of approx. 9,000 square meters showcased sustainable technology under the tagline "Green + Intelligence". State-funded research projects, sustainable mobility concepts and building technologies as well as smart energy grids were at the heart of the presentation.
Speaking in Hannover on Friday, Gu Chao, Director-General for Trade Show Activities in the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), stated: "The Chinese companies exhibiting at HANNOVER MESSE have demonstrated that China's economy is firmly set on a new course. Chinese industry is constantly developing its industrial expertise and has focused its efforts on green technology and sustainability." Gu added: "Germany is a leader in the field of sustainable technology and has a lot of expertise from which China is keen to benefit. At HANNOVER MESSE 2012 we were able to make numerous good contacts which promise long-term benefits for both sides."
"Participating as the Partner Country at HANNOVER MESSE has initiated business cooperation worldwide. With dedicated displays on environmental technology, infrastructure, automation, IT, electrical mobility and energy technology China succeeded in inspiring visitors and exhibitors alike", reported von Fritsch.
China took part in each of the eight flagship fairs staged under the umbrella of HANNOVER MESSE. The 1,500 m2 Central Pavilion in Hall 6 at the heart of the Partner Country presentation showcased a cross-section of industry from companies such as the Baiyun Electric Group, State Grid Corporation, First Automotive Works and Shenyang SIASUN Robot & Automation. The Industrial Automation section of the fair boasted more than 40 companies with displays covering almost 1,000 square meters, while Industrial Supply featured over 100 exhibitors with displays covering more than 2,200 square meters. At the Energy show, a total of approx. 120 Chinese companies impressed visitors with their displays of technology and expertise embracing a total area of 2,500 square meters.