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India's Prime Minister Modi to Open HANNOVER MESSE 2015

December 12, 2014 -  A beacon of hope for the nation’s 1.2 billion citizens, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi – in office since May 2014 – is making his first visit to Germany. The occasion: HANNOVER MESSE 2015 (April 13–17 Mon.–Fri.). This was confirmed on Wednesday, 10 December, by Marc Siemering, HANNOVER MESSE Senior Vice President, at a press conference in New Delhi. India has been named the official Partner Country at next year’s edition of the world’s leading industrial trade fair. Together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will officially open HANNOVER MESSE 2015 on the evening of April 12, then take part in the traditional opening day tour on April 13, 2015 .

India’s role as the Partner Country at HANNOVER MESSE underscores the new Indian Prime Minister’s ambitious economic course. Under the slogan of “Make in India”, Modi is promoting the modernization of India’s factories and infrastructure and greater foreign investment in local production. Modi is convinced that production industries form the backbone of the Indian economy, and to develop that backbone, the emerging Indian economy has an active interest in German infrastructure, research and technology.

In Siemering’s opinion, “Partner Country India is coming at exactly the right moment. India will be showcasing itself to the world as a modern, upwardly mobile economic power, while it simultaneously takes advantage of the opportunities offered by HANNOVER MESSE to invest in modern technology to strengthen its domestic economy.”

HANNOVER MESSE – Get new technology first!
The world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology is staged annually in Hannover, Germany. The next HANNOVER MESSE will run from 13 to 17 April 2015 and feature India as its official Partner Country. HANNOVER MESSE 2015 will comprise ten flagship fairs: Industrial Automation • Motion, Drive & Automation (MDA) • Energy • Wind • MobiliTec • Digital Factory • ComVac • Industrial Supply • Surface Technology • Research & Technology. The upcoming event will place a strong emphasis on Industrial Automation and IT, Power Transmission and control, Energy and Environmental Technologies, Industrial Subcontracting, Production Engineering and Services and Research & Development.

Deutsche Messe AG
With revenue of 312 million euros (2013), Deutsche Messe AG ranks among the world’s ten largest trade fair companies and operates the world’s largest exhibition center. In 2013, Deutsche Messe planned and staged 119 trade fairs and congresses around the world – events which hosted a total of 41,000 exhibitors and some four million visitors. The company’s event portfolio includes such world-leading trade fairs as CeBIT (IT and telecommunications), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), BIOTECHNICA (biotechnology), CeMAT (intralogistics), didacta (education), DOMOTEX (floor coverings), INTERSCHUTZ (fire prevention and rescue), and LIGNA (wood processing and forestry). With over 1,000 employees and a network of 66 representatives, subsidiaries and branch offices, Deutsche Messe is present in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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