India becomes partner at Hannover after 21 years
New Delhi, Apr 14: Acknowleding the strength of its economy, India has been named the Partner Country for the Hannover Technology Fair in Germany, a privilege coming after a gap of 21 years.
Showcasing India's innovative drive and potential in technology, the Hannover Fair, also known as the Hannover Messe, would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on April 24. The fair will take place between April 24 and April 28.
As Partner Country, India has issued a special logo for the event.
Indian participation is expected to be maximum in the energy, research and development, subcontracting and automation sectors.
The display categories this year are process automation, factory automation, industrial building automation, energy, pipeline technology, digital factory, industrial facility management and services, micro technology and market research and technology.
Billed as the largest and the most important meeting ground for businesses around the world,over 200,000 visitors are expected to visit 6,000 stalls this year.
The first Hannover Fair was organised in 1947 by the British government in order to test Germany's post-war economic advancement.
The event went global in 1950, with US participation.