For the first time ever, a sitting US President will attend the Hannover Messe trade show in Germany. President Obama will attend the official opening ceremony on April 24, 2016, and participate in the traditional opening tour with German Chancellor Angela Merkel the following morning. Hannover Messe is the world’s largest industrial technology trade show, every year over 200,000 visitors and over 6,000 exhibitors from around the world attend to sell their wares, attend seminars, and meet other professionals in their fields from every corner of the globe. Also for the first time in the event’s 69 year history, the United States will be the event’s partner country.
For Council members this event offers a rare and very exciting opportunity. The US Department of Commerce and the Empire State Department are looking for applicants to attend. New York State has pledged a portion of its STEP fund to offsetting the financial cost for qualifying companies from the state. The price for a furnished booth and onsite services is $7,650, and the State of New York is offering up to $5,000 dollars reimbursement for the boot cost, and additional funds for travel costs.
We here at the Council of Industry urge any of our members from one of the relevant industry sectors to at least consider taking advantage of this unique opportunity to do business with over 100 buyers from 70 different countries that will be visiting one of Europe’s most beautiful and historic cities. Don’t miss out, register your interest now, or contact us with any questions.