The People's Republic of China will be honored as the official Partner Country at Hannover Messe 2012 (the Hannover Fair) in Hannover, Germany. Germany's Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, Philipp Rösler, and the Chinese Minister for Industry and Information Technology, Miao Wei, signed a cooperation agreement to this effect in Berlin on June 28. The parties to the agreement are convinced that China's Partner Country showcase at The world's leading showcase for industrial technology will take place in Hannover from 23 to 27 April 2012. Eight flagship fairs will be staged under the umbrella of Hannover Messe 2012: Industrial Automation, Energy, MobiliTec, Digital Factory, Industrial Supply, CoilTechnica, IndustrialGreenTec and Research & Technology. In 2012 the spotlight will be on industrial automation, energy technology, industrial subcontracting and services, as well research and development. Hannover Messe 2012 offers rich opportunities for fostering and intensifying bilateral economic and trade relations between Germany and the People's Republic. In realizing their joint project, Deutsche Messe AG and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) are receiving political support on the part of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the Chinese Ministry for Industry and Information Technology. The contract was signed in the context of German-Chinese government consultations held at the German Federal Chancellery.
The Chairman of the Managing Board of Deutsche Messe AG, Dr. Wolfram v. Fritsch, issued the following statement: "We look forward very much to hosting and honoring China as the Partner Country at Hannover Messe 2012. We are convinced that this partnership will give a strong boost to German-Chinese economic relations and create a major attraction for exhibitors and visitors from all over the globe. All the participants in Hannover Messe will have an opportunity to step up their import and export activities with China and intensify their scientific and business contacts." The trade show is a pivotal platform for technology transfer and a driving force behind innovation. At Hannover Messe 2011 last April, some 6,400 exhibitors from 60 different countries presented their products, systems and services.
The world's leading showcase for industrial technology will take place in Hannover from 23 to 27 April 2012.