Hannover Messe is one of the biggest trade fairs in the world, organized by Deutsche Messe AG. It has been running for over 70 years, and every year it attracts thousands of exhibitors and tens of thousands of visitors. The fair has an international character as more than half of the exhibitors are from outside of Germany. Hannover Messe 2023 is the 76th edition, and the fair is held in a hybrid format (online and in-person).
When and where Hannover Messe 2023 will take place?
The fair takes place on April 17–21, 2023, at the Hannover Fairground (Messegelände Hannover) in Hannover (Germany).
In 2023, the fair’s partner country is Indonesia, an Asian country whose territory consists of 17 thousand islands, with a population of 280 million people. Its partner status fits the “Making Indonesia 4.0” initiative, which aims to face the challenges of the 4th industrial revolution and elevate Indonesia’s status as an important global industry player.
History of Hannover Messe
The first fair took place in 1947 to boost German economic growth. It showcased products and services from areas such as: building automation and technology, factory equipment and machinery, environmental technology, robotics, and manufacturing systems.
Along with the development of information technology and telecommunication, in the 80s, the fair was separated into two events: CeBIT – a computer expo (canceled in 2018) and Hannover Messe (Messe means trade show in German), which focused on industry technologies.
What Hannover Messe 2023 has to offer?
Hannover Messe is an international trade fair of industrial products, technology, and innovation. Vendors exhibit Industry Automation, MDA, Energy, Industrial Supply, and Research & Technology products.
In 2023, exhibitions are separated into seven groups:
- Automation, Motion & Drives
- Digital Ecosystems
- Compressed Air & Vacuum
- Energy Solutions
- Engineered parts & Solutions
- Future Hub
- Global Business and Markets
Aside from the opportunity to get to know thousands of exhibitors, the buyers can attend various conferences and presentations about the industry’s challenges. In 2023 the key topics will be pathways to climate neutrality, sustainable industrial production, IT security, and global market reorganization.
Exhibitors and visitors at Hannover Messe
In 2021, the trade show took place online, and there were 1,800 exhibitors and 90 thousand of visitors. In 2022 the fair was held in a hybrid form. For five days, 75 thousand visitors had access to 2,500 digital booths. For 2023, the organizers expect 6 thousand exhibitors and around 100 thousand visitors.
Why is Hannover Messe 2023 worth attending?
There are thousands of vendors from around 75 countries that provide a wide range of services. Since there are many companies in one place, visitors can forge multiple business relationships.
It is worth pointing out that Chinese producers also attend Hannover Messe. You can connect with Chinese suppliers face-to-face without traveling all the way to China.
How to register for Hannover Messe 2023?
Tickets for the fair can be bought online (for a lower price) or on the site.
- Day ticket costs €34 (€51 if purchased at the fair).
- Full-event ticket costs €87 (€104 on-site). Tickets can be bought on the official website.
After the purchase, the ticket has to be registered and activated here.
For exhibitors, the ticket prices range from €2,900 (digital participation) to €5,420 (on-site stand, digital package, marketing package, and catering service). To register for a stand, you must log on to the event website.
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