Global Sourcing at Hannover Messe 2009

Rooftop view of Hannover Messe 2009
Rooftop view of Hannover Messe 2009

Day 2 of the event and it’s been an interesting – if somewhat exhausting experience.  Bouts of intense activity mixed with quieter periods give you just enough time to wonder what we are doing here.  However there is an excellent quality of business here and we have already had serious conversations with several excellent companies who know that they should look to global sourcing to reduce costs, but have been wary of how to go about it.

Some statistics for you about the event – Hannover Messe this year has some 6,150 exhibitors from 61 countries, with displays filling 224,800 square meters of space. Over 4,000 new products celebrated their world premiere at the show – itself a new record. This year they anticipate a more international audience than ever before with nearly half of all visitors traveling from abroad to attend. Italy, China, South Korea, Turkey and India head the ranks of foreign exhibiting nations in Hannover this year.

Two days gone – three more to go.