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Hannover Fairs’ four concurrent international events in Bangalore inaugurated Print E-mail
Written by Arjun   
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Event marked by presence of large number of overseas delegates 

Bangalore : Hannover Fairs India’s four concurrent international events - ENERGY INDIA, MDA INDIA, CeMAT INDIA and IA INDIA were formally inaugurated today. C P Rangachar, Former President, IMTMA inaugurated the event in the presence of Umesh, Principal Secretary, Commerce, Govt. of Karnataka, Dr.Andreas Gruchow, Member of Board of Management, Deustsche Messe, Wolfgang Hahn, Senior official at the German Ministry of Transport, Building & Urban affairs and Udyant Malhotra, President, Fluid Power Society of India.

German ministry official calls for more cooperation between Germany and India

The four events spread over a display area of over 20,000 sq metres, features over 500 exhibitors from across 18 countries with two third overseas participation. A wide array of cutting edge technology products are on display in all the four exhibitions in the domains of ‘Efficient energy supply solutions’, ‘ Motion, Drive and Automation’, ‘ Material handling and Intralogistics’, and ‘ Process, Production and Building Automation’. The four concurrent special fairs sharing a complementary focus is a first in the Indian exhibition market. The four fairs will be held from December 10-13, at the  Bangalore  International  Exhibition  centre.

In his address as a representative of the Chief Minister of Karnataka who could not be present, Umesh, said,” The state government is looking to extend more support to Small and medium enterprises in a significant manner and that the industrial park for multiple industries at Ganapathi Halli is progressing well. He acknowledged the current challenging scenario and was confident that by next year things will be better and Bangalore will be on its fast growth path again.”

In his inaugural address, Rangachar said,”The presence of a large number of overseas delegates sends a strong signal that India is safe and the country as a market remains largely unaffected by recent happenings in Mumbai. The entry of players like DMG augurs well for the Indian market and asked the organizers to ensure they build these 4 events to the scale and success of their flagship events in Germany and in other parts of the world.”

In his brief remarks, Wolfgang Hahn was upbeat saying,” There is immense potential for India and Germany to work together and increasingly the German industry and policymakers see India as a place to learn and key to their success. He pointed that there is large opportunity in logistics considering the lower cost in Bangalore and asked the industry to leverage that advantage. He was emphatic that while India’s story and progress is excellent it can still do a lot better.”

According to Andreas Gruchow,”India has arrived as a major destination for exhibitions and DMG would like to play a role in the growth.  Its initial experience has been good and acknowledged the role of many partners in the success of the Indian entity so far.”

Hannover fair has decided to use this platform to fill demand & supply gap in the job market by introducing the Job & Career Centre, a unique first for the Indian trade fairs. The Job&Career Centre provides professional recruitment support, matching employers with trained specialists and university graduates. That makes it the perfect setting for recruitment interviews, building networks, employer branding, attracting high calibre candidates and making key contacts. 

Hannover Fairs India Pvt. Ltd has been established as a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe, Hannover, and the leading trade fair company from Germany.  Last year (HFI) organized three events in Bangalore featuring 415 exhibitors of which nearly 40% were from overseas. The fair attracted 9247 professional visitors. HFI has been appointed as the Representative for the German State of Niedersachsen in India. India is the fourth most important trade partner in Asia for Niedersachsen, with a trade volume of approximately Euro 685 million. Niedersachsen is now keen to step up its involvement in the rapidly growing Indian economy by encouraging enterprises through specific policy measures.  HFI will assist Niedersachsen companies operating/interested in India by providing them with key information on various aspects in the Indian market and communication on bilateral matters from time to time.

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