Hannover Messe, the premiere European machining and manufacturing trade show, has announced The Netherlands as its trade partner company for the 2014 show.
Each year, Hannover Messe hosts a special pavilion dedicated to the manufacturing solutions and business opportunities available in a partner company. The 2013 partner company was Russia, while the 2012 country was China. In both instances, the respective heads of state visited Germany during Hannover Messe to speak about the manufacturing environment in their countries.
While no announcement has been made as to whether the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will attend Hannover Messe 2014, Dutch Economics Minister Henk Kamp and Liliana Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, announced they would partner to ensure high-level Dutch participation.
“The Netherlands and Germany — this is a tandem which stands for close and successful economic relations, which are going to get a further boost at Hannover Messe 2014,” said Dr. Jochen Köckler of the Deutsche Messe Managing Board. “The Netherlands are a perennial innovator in the fields of mechanical and plant engineering, as well as energy technology. They are also extremely dynamic exporters and one of German industry’s key trading partners — in short, the ideal partner country for the world’s leading industrial tradeshow.”