Automation Alley will lead a trade mission to Hannover Messe 2016, the world’s largest industrial fair, April 25-29, 2016. Small and medium-sized businesses interested in participating in the mission are invited to attend an information session, titled “Hannover Messe 2016: The Olympics of Industrial Technology,” on July 27 at Automation Alley headquarters in Troy.
Speakers include Noel Nevshehir, Automation Alley’s director of international business; John Wolf-Meyer, International Trade Manager at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation; and Marco Siebert, director of international relations at Deutsche Messe AG-Hannover Fair.
Held annually in Hannover, Germany, Hannover Messe is often billed as “a world of technology under a single umbrella.” Last year, the event attracted more than 6,500 exhibitors from 70 nations around the world and was attended by 200,000 visitors representing more than 100 countries. The fair will showcase new products along the entire industrial value chain, featuring groundbreaking solutions in smart manufacturing, additive manufacturing, lightweight construction, energy efficiency, smart grids and more. The opening ceremony will be keynoted by President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“It’s important to note that for the first time since the show opened its doors in 1947, the U.S. will be the Hannover Messe’s ‘Partner Country,’” said Nevshehir. “Essentially, the Partner Country designation enables our nation to be the focal point in terms of promoting American ingenuity, technological prowess, the high quality of U.S.-made products and services, and why we are the world’s leading destination for foreign investment.”
Automation Alley trade missions help match Southeast Michigan businesses to potential customers and partners overseas. To date, Automation Alley’s highly successful trade mission program has led more than 170 companies on 24 trade missions around the globe, resulting in $472 million in export sales for those companies.
The information session will begin at 11:30 a.m. with registration and lunch, followed by the presentation at noon and Q-and-A session at 1:10 p.m.
The cost to attend is $20 for members with pre-registration or $30 at the door. The cost for non-members is $40 with pre-registration or $50 at the door. Admission is free for Foundation Members, but pre-registration is required. Pre-registration closes July 23 at close of business. To register, visit www.automationalley.com or click here.
Source: Automation Alley