HANNOVER MESSE 2013 drew to a successful close on Friday. Over the past several days, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology has underscored its role as a key driver of the fourth industrial revolution. Exhibitors and visitors alike have given this year’s HANNOVER MESSE very high marks, particularly for its keynote theme of "Integrated Industry", which highlights a sweeping trend towards cross-industry networking and integration.
This year's HANNOVER MESSE attracted 6,550 exhibitors from 62 nations. As the strongest HANNOVER MESSE in the past 10 years, it fully met the high expectations placed on it by industry, further consolidating its position as the world's premium showcase for industrial technology. HANNOVER MESSE also confirmed its pivotal role as an international hub for economic policy.
Our exhibitors addressed every conceivable aspect of the 'Integrated Industry' theme and demonstrated the power of integration as the key to greater cost-effectiveness, product quality and sustainability, and thus to achieving that all-important competitive edge. The experts all agree that integrated approaches to manufacturing are going to have a sweeping impact on global industry over the next 10 to 15 years, and beyond.
This year, Russia was featured as the show's official Partner Country. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin opened HANNOVER MESSE 2013 on 7 April at a function attended by more than 3,000 invited guests. Russia presented itself as a major economic force and an attractive global trading partner.
With a total of about 225,000 attendees, one in every four visitors came from abroad, HANNOVER MESSE 2013 matched its strong performance of 2011. The fair also attracted a high percentage of industry professionals and top buyers and decision-makers.