As a barometer of the global industrial development, Hannover Messe 2009 was opened at Hannover Congress Centrum (HCC), Hannover, Germany at 6:30 pm on April 19, 2009. Horst Köhler, President of the Federal Republic of Germany and Han Seung-soo, Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, partner country of Hannover Messe 2009 also took part in it.
It's learned that 2009 HANNOVER MESSE attracts over 6,150 exhibitors from 61 different nations, covering an exhibiting area of 225,000 square meters. 13 flagship fairs of international renown are being featured at HANNOVER MESSE 2009, including Interkama+, Factory Automation, Industrial Building Automation, MDA-Motion, Drive & Automation, Digital Factory, Subcontracting, Energy, Wind, Power Plant Technology, ComVac, Surface Technology, Micro Technology and Research & Technology. There are more than 400 Chinese companies exhibiting at the expo, covering an area of 4,500 square meters. The theme of 2009 HANNOVER MESSE is "Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes".
As the most popular fastener media in China, China Fastener Info attended the opening ceremony and the expo. 2009 Hannover Messe will be held from 20-24 April 2009.
(from L to R) Ms. Hu Lunna, Media Consultant of China Fastener Info, Ms. Fiona Guo, Customer Service of China Fastener Info
Performance by Korea, partner country of 2009 Hannover Messe at HCC
On the Red carpet with glitz and glamour
Crowds of people at HCC
Christian Wulff, Premier of the German State of Lower Saxony
Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler, President of the Federal Republic of Germany
Han Seung-soo, Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea
Presentation of awards of the HERMES AWARD worth 100,000 euro
Dr. Annette Schavan, Federal Minister of Education and Research
Dr.-Ing. E.h. Manfred Wittenstein, President of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA),
Opening Ceremony ended with performance by Germany and Korea
Dinner reception after opening ceremony