HANNOVER MESSE (20 to 24 April) True to Form as Premier Technology Expo

    - Superior International Appeal and Innovative Power

    - Core Focus on Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes

    HANOVER, GERMANY, April 15 /CNW/ - It's only three weeks to go until the
start of HANNOVER MESSE 2009. The fair runs from 20 to 24 April and features
energy efficiency in industrial processes as its keynote theme and Korea as
its official Partner Country. The organizers at Deutsche Messe are hosting
6,150 exhibitors from a total of 61 nations. "In other words, we've managed to
equal the peak performance of 2007 and 2008 despite the difficult economic
climate," Deutsche Messe's Board Chairman Wolfram von Fritsch commented at the
kick-off press conference on Tuesday in Hannover, Germany.
    At an impressive 224,800 square meters (just under 2,420,000 sq. ft) of
display space, the fair's 13 flagship tradeshows will fill all available halls
to capacity. "We're delighted to report that the upcoming HANNOVER MESSE is
also excelling in terms of its internationality," remarked Dr. von Fritsch,
who went on to point out that the exhibiting firms would be using HANNOVER
MESSE to give the global economy a decisive push along the road to recovery.
    Exhibitors will be showcasing products and innovations from the fields of
industrial automation, motive power engineering, energy, industrial
subcontracting and R&D. For added value, the rich array of exhibits will be
complemented by a great many forums, conferences, seminars and workshops.
Germany's President Horst Kohler and South Korea's Prime Minister Seung-Soo
Han will be officiating at the Opening Ceremony on 19 April - the evening
before the gates open on HANNOVER MESSE. And on the first day of the show, Dr.
Angela Merkel will be on hand to take the traditional Chancellor's Tour of the
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