Thomas Windmann, head of communications at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany:
"We regard HANNOVER MESSE as the number one showcase for our products and services. It is also an ideal place to forge new contacts and cultivate international partnerships.
In addition, HANNOVER MESSE’s portfolio of specialist trade shows and lineup of exhibitors are a perfect match for our own areas of research.
The Research & Technology show is a Who’s Who of Germany’s science and research sector, and we particularly value the many opportunities it affords us to share knowledge and network with local and international research and education institutes – especially with U.S.-based entities, which are strongly represented this year.
In terms of both time and space, HANNOVER MESSE brings together the supply and demand sides of the market in a highly concentrated fashion. And that’s exactly what makes it so highly effective for us. With its keynote theme of “lntegrated lndustry,” HANNOVER MESSE has captured the essence of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. It brings together a range of complementary sectors and is helping to drive the digital transformation – a phenomenon that is relevant to all industries."