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Hannover Region 2017

Meeting place for international trade fair and conference visitors, nations and key business partners from all over the world

In 2017 Hannover once again goes international: Japan as CeBIT partner country, Poland as partner country of HANNOVER MESSE, numerous trade fairs and conferences are just some of the highlights in Hannover’s calendar for the coming year.

Countless trade fairs will showcase sunrise technologies and innovative products, providing new inspiration and impetus for the global economy. HANNOVER MESSE is the most important fair for capital goods, CeBIT is an international platform for communications, information and telecommunications. Leading fairs such as DOMOTEX Hannover, LIGNA Hannover, BIOTECHNICA, EMO Hannover and CeMAT all feature international market trends. As a premier trade fair venue with the largest exhibition centre in the world, Hannover will once again host numerous international trade fairs, conferences and congresses in 2017.

CeBIT 2017 with Japan as partner country
When Chancellor Merkel met Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe in Berlin during his visit to Germany in May last year, she invited Japan to become the CeBIT partner country. Abe replied that Japan was happy to accept the invitation. Germany is the largest and most important European trade partner for Japan and Hannover, in particular, has close ties with Japan. The city has been twinned with Hiroshima since 1938 and ever since, relations between the two cities have been continuously fostered by clubs and initiatives, peace groups and in the form of reciprocal visits. Hannover’s Lord Mayor Stefan Schostok is also Vice-President of the organisation “Mayors for Peace”, which was founded by the Mayor of Hiroshima in 1982. CeBIT will take place from 20 to 24 March 2017.

HANNOVER MESSE 2017 with Poland as partner country
As one of the world’s most important industrial trade fairs, HANNOVER MESSE is the ideal place to showcase the strength of the Polish economy and to intensify the country’s trade relations, especially with Germany. And once again, Hannover has particularly close ties with the country: Poznań and Hannover signed a twinning agreement 37 years ago, on 29 October 1979. Countless civic connections between the cities are meanwhile actively pursued, such as close cooperation between the fire brigades, Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts, as well as various clubs and associations in Hannover with their counterparts in Poznań. The city councils and administrative sectors are well networked and meet regularly to discuss local government issues, latterly housing and family policies for instance. HANNOVER MESSE 2017 with Poland as partner country will take place at Hannover exhibition centre from 24 to 28 April 2017.

The congress city of choice – versatile and professional
In the city and surrounding region, professional and friendly hosts guarantee the success of all kinds of events, whether congress, family celebration or mega-event. A survey conducted by the leading event management platform Cvent placed Hannover up amongst the 25 best meeting places in Europe, ranking the city in fourth place in Germany after Berlin, Frankfurt am Main and Munich. Accommodation of all classes is available at more than 340 different places with a total of around 30,000 beds. Extraordinary locations guarantee maximum individuality, whether Herrenhausen Palace, the island fortress of Wilhelmstein or Hannover Adventure Zoo. All accommodation options are listed together in the online location search facility at hannoverkongress.de. Highly diverse combinations and fascinating side events are not only possible, but all within easy reach.

HANNOVER: THE MEETING PLANET
HannoverKongress, the service department of Hannover Veranstaltungs GmbH, is your competent partner for the complete organisation of any kind of event. Living up to its motto of “HANNOVER: THE MEETING PLANET – Bright and Busy 24/7: Hannover, the Congress City of Choice”, Hannover Veranstaltungs GmbH works in close cooperation with Deutsche Messe AG and Hannover Congress Centrum (HCC), joining forces to create an efficient team that can deliver exactly the full-service package you need.

Perfectly networked in the heart of Europe
As a trade fair and business venue, Hannover Region benefits enormously from its central location in the European transport network. This is where the major west-eastbound and north-southbound road connections, the A2 and A7 motorways, intersect. The Deutsche Bahn ICE high-speed rail network provides direct connections to all German conurbations. Hannover’s central bus station (ZOB) is rated as one of the most modern anywhere in Germany and is served by all major long-distance coach lines and by all main tour operators. Various airlines take you from Hannover Airport straight to all key European destinations and the Mittelland Canal, the longest man-made waterway in Germany, links Hannover with the largest seaports and inland ports on the continent.

Services
To book a hotel or private rooms online, click on the following link:
www.hannover.de/en/accommodation

To find an individual location for a congress, conference, meeting or other event, use the HannoverKongress search facility and click here.

Concentrated information about Hannover Region is available in compact form as a free app called “Hannover Pro”, available from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Photos for journalists and further press information articles can be downloaded from www.visit-hannover.com/en/press.