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,” commented Dr. Jochen Köckler, member of the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe AG. “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.
“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,” remarked Köckler, who added: “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.”
With a total of about 225,000 attendees, 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. One in every four visitors came from abroad, mainly from the European Union (50 percent) as well as from South, East and Central Asia (20 percent). The largest visitor contingents were from the Netherlands (3,500) and China (3,400), followed by India, Italy, Austria and Denmark.
The next Hannover Messe will be staged from 7 to 11 April 2014.