Among the Opening Ceremonies' 2,500 invited guests numerous prestigious politicians, more than 100 CEOs of the leading industrial corporations, as well as about 300 international Media representatives are expected.
Opening Ceremony 2018
The Opening Ceremony of the HANNOVER MESSE will take place Sunday, April 22rd, 2018 at 6 PM at the Hannover Congress Center (HCC). Within the scope of the formal launch event, the attendance of leading representatives from the industry and politics are expected.
- Stefan Schostok
Mayor and CEO of the City of Hannover
- Carl Martin Welcker
President of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA)
- Presiding over the HERMES AWARD prize-giving ceremony
International Technology Prize of HANNOVER MESSE
- H. E. Enrique Peña Nieto
President of the United Mexican States
- Dr. Angela Merkel
Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
Unfortunately the attendance of fair visitors is not possible, as the festivities are reserved for invited guests as well as the management of exhibitors only. We appreciate your understanding.