As industrial markets become progressively globalized, there is an indispensable need for companies to inform their customers around the world about the latest innovations, system refinements and services. Trade exhibitions like HANNOVER MESSE - attracting potential customers from Germany and all over the world - take on an increasingly critical role here. And the organizers, Deutsche Messe, are also busy building bridges to all the key global growth markets for the benefit of machine and plant manufacturers everywhere. "The leading trade fair for Motion, Drive & Automation will be booked solid as expected, featuring over 1,300 participating exhibitors," reports Manfred Kutzinski, Project Manager at Deutsche Messe. This year a total of 13 trade fairs staged under the umbrella of HANNOVER MESSE (20 to 24 April 2009) will ensure an interesting forum guaranteed to draw representatives from domestic and international industry to Hannover.