- June 28, 2011
The People's Republic of China will be honored as the official Partner Country at HANNOVER MESSE 2012 (the Hannover Fair) in Hannover, Germany.
June 28, 2011 - 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, Dr. 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 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." HANNOVER MESSE 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. A Partner Country with a dynamically expanding economy The People's Republic of China numbers among the major exhibiting nations at HANNOVER MESSE. More than 500 Chinese exhibitors participated in the show in 2011. In the coming year China is expected to present various government-funded research projects in the area of energy efficiency ranging from power generation and smart grid systems to eco-friendly road vehicles. With its 1.34 billion inhabitants, China is the world's most populous nation and constitutes an enormous potential market for companies in Germany and other countries. The Chinese economy is expanding dynamically, with annual growth rates in excess of 10%. The People's Republic is also a major investor. In 2010 China's trade surplus amounted to around $183 billion. The People's Republic has launched an extensive program aimed at restructuring its economy along more ecological lines. This will stimulate strong demand in sectors outside China's classic exporting industries - for example, in transport infrastructure, power generation, mine safety, environmental protection and healthcare. Alongside its traditional industrial technology highlights, HANNOVER MESSE 2012 will focus on green solutions. Next year will see the premiere of the new trade show "IndustrialGreenTec". In short, HANNOVER MESSE 2012 will cover all the issues of key relevance to the Chinese market. Federation of German Industries (BDI) favors a partnership of equals Germany is China's largest European trading partner. German products are in high demand - especially in the mechanical engineering sector, the automotive industry, the chemical industry and the environmental engineering sector. German industry is in an ideal position to deliver the products, processes and know-how that China needs in order to modernize its economy. The Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA) have spoken out in flavor of a partnership of equals in connection with China's Partner Country presentation at HANNOVER MESSE. Together with the German Government the BDI and the APA are committed to improving the investment climate and trading conditions for German enterprises in China. This includes the removal of market entry barriers and the promotion of fair competition. About HANNOVER MESSE (the Hannover Fair) 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.Learn More
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