#Hannovermesse11 – Impressions

“The economic boom of the industrial exhibition Hannover Messe brought a rush of visitors,” reports the German newspaper Die Welt. The organisers say that more than 230 000 visitors, almost 15% more than 2009. In particular, the number of foreign visitors increased significantly. With about 60 000 it was a third higher than two years ago. Business associations such as VDMA (Mechanical Engineering) and  ZVEI (electrical industry) were very satisfied. Both have increased their production forecasts based on the result of a recent survey by the trade fair company. One in two of the exhibitors 6500 exhibitors plant to invest abroad and in Germany itself leading to the creation of new jobs.

The official release or “End of Show Report” was published in mid April. “….HANNOVER MESSE 2011, ended with the best outcome in 10 years..”

Gary Mintchell of Automation World was on the aisles and submitted reports as follows:
News & Product announcements (incl Day 1 & 2);
Day 3 News and
Day 4 & Recap

As were the publishers of Industrial Ethernet Book which also produced reports on this year’s event which may be found here: Hannover Messe 2011 Show Report – Live News – Product Highlights.

Another visitor was InTech Editor, Bill Lydon who reported in Automation Weekly  on “Trends and Products from Hannover Messe 2011.” (May 2011)

The opening ceremony of this years Hannover Fair 2011 took about 87 minutes. It starts with a theatrical/gymnastic presentation which is quite impressive.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was joined by Prime Minister of the French Republic H.E. Francois Fillon as the official representative of the HANNOVER MESSE Partner Country.

Besides the 8th HERMES AWARD prize-giving ceremony in honor of some of this year’s most promising breakthroughs in industrial technology are presented as is the Republic of France as this years Partner Country.

Here is Siemens’ short collage from Hannover Messe 2011 including their Energy booth, the Tomorrow Show, electric vehicles, presentations, curious visitors and much more.

In this video, Doug Peterson, Vice President and General Manager of Phoenix Contact USA, interviews Roland Bent, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Development and a Member of the Board at Phoenix Contact’s Hannover Fair booth. They discuss the importance of Hanover Fair to the industrial automation world, and highlight some of the products developed specifically for the U.S. market

Besides this “welcoming video, Phoenix also produced daily reports:
Day 1; Day 2; Day 3; Day 4;

Here are some photographs taken on the OPC Foundation stand.

A little later than other reports is the six part ProfiBlog, starting here with First Impressions, obviously these have a strong emphasis on the ProfiBus/Net offering.

We received a number of notices from exhibitors and these may be found here!

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About Eoin Ó Riain

Sé Read-out iris uaithoibríoch, ionstraim agus stiúradh na hÉireann agus an "Signpost" a áit ar an idirlín! Read-out is Ireland's journal of automation, instrumentation and control and the Instrumentation Signpost is it's web presence.
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