According to the show organizer, Hannover Messe 2011, ended with the best outcome in 10 years. "This year's event in Hannover has given industry a real boost, powering it up to drive the economic recovery," commented Deutsche Messe Managing Board Chairman Dr. Wolfram von Fritsch at the end-of-show press conference in Hannover on Friday, April 8. "This Hannover Messe has generated even more momentum for industry as the force behind the economic upswing." Over 6,500 businesses from 65 countries came to Hannover to display their solutions.
Positive economic indicators meant that exhibitors had arrived with high expectations. But according to Wolfram von Fritsch, Hannover Messe 2011 "even surpassed those high expectations - with the right themes, over 5,000 innovations on exhibit, and significantly greater international participation".
The trade show attracted a total of well over 230,000 visitors. This represents growth of 10 to 15 percent over the comparable 2009 event. Some 60,000 of these visitors were from abroad, which is over a third more than in 2009.
Looking ahead to next year, von Fritsch announced plans to expand the scope of the Metropolitan Solutions show launched in 2011. Furthermore, the scope of next year's show will include a new show: "IndustrialGreenTec will serve as a unique global platform for industrial environmental technology, focusing on promising solutions for recycling, waste disposal, and clean air and water at every link of the industrial value chain. The motto will be 'by industry, for industry,'" von Fritsch explained.
The next Hannover Messe will be staged from 23 to 27 April 2012.