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Hannover: the trade fair and conference venue in the heart of Europe

Trade Fairs and Conventions

Hannover exhibition centre looks forward to an eventful year with numerous top-class events. Fairs which will consolidate the city’s international reputation include CeBIT and HANNOVER MESSE.

Hannover can look back on more than 60 years as a leading international trade fair location. The city boasts the largest and one of the most modern exhibition centres in the world, with more than 460,000 m2 indoor and 58,000 m2 outdoor area. Flagship technology fairs such as the CeBIT and HANNOVER MESSE are major innovation hubs. Other leading trade fairs such as DOMOTEX, LIGNA, BIOTECHNICA, CeMAT and IAA Commercial Vehicles regularly demonstrate the important role that this location plays as a stimulant for the economy. The exhibition centre is also an attractive venue for conferences and congresses and its central element, the futuristic Convention Center, won the prestigious “Location Award”.

The capital city of Lower Saxony can be reached quickly and conveniently via Hannover Airport, the A2 and A7 motorways and the Deutsche Bahn ICE high-speed train services. A dense public transport network links up the entire region.

Sensational rooms for successful conferences, congresses and events

Hannover Region also plays a leading role as a congress and conference venue and can offer a wide choice of first-class and extraordinary locations. From the prizewinning exhibition centre, to Herrenhausen Palace (another “Location Award” winner), Hannover Adventure Zoo, Hannover Congress Centrum or the more than 100-year-old water tower, the metropolis on the banks of the River Leine features a whole range of attractive event venues.

Diverse supporting programmes

However, Hannover has more to offer than just ideal conditions for a successful corporate event, but also prides itself on the numerous cultural highlights and leisure amenities that can be used to create an entertaining and informative supporting programme. After a long day of in-depth discussions of serious subjects, delegates appreciate a visit to the opera or variety theatre in the evening.

Other places of interest, such as Herrenhausen Gardens or the bustling city centre, and mega events such as the Maschsee Lake Festival or the International Fireworks Competition, countless theatres and the state opera house, museums and art galleries of international renown, such as the Sprengel Museum Hannover or the kestnergesellschaft, provide endless opportunities to create a varied programme after a day of lectures and discussions. Visitors can relax in one of the city’s many green areas, such as Eilenriede, the largest city forest in Europe, or on the shores of Maschsee Lake. Situated right in the heart of the city, the yachts and palm-lined promenade create a Mediterranean flair around the lake.

Popular conference venue

Central location, optimum infrastructure, highly diverse leisure amenities: it is this mixture that makes Hannover such an attractive venue for all kinds of conferences and congresses. The capital city of Lower Saxony, for example, hosted the 70th German Jurists Forum which was attended by 2500 delegates from all parts of Germany and from abroad. Tourism transcends all boundaries: with roughly 15,000 hotel beds, Hannover can also be counted on to play host to events in the surrounding region.

HannoverKongress: support from a one-stop shop

HannoverKongress is the partner of choice for all congress and conference events in the city itself and in Hannover Region. As the conference service of Hannover Marketing und Tourismus GmbH (HMTG), HannoverKongress provides independent, individual advice and tailor-made solutions for the organisation of successful events. The HMTG Hotel and Private Accommodation Service, the Team City Tours and the Tourist Information departments offer supplementary services that attend to all aspects of your journey and visit to Hannover. 

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