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Russia Partner Nation for Hannover Messe
Hannover, Germany — Numerous companies worldwide are interested in intensifying their business activities abroad, especially in investing in the world's growth markets.

Visitors from industry and the business world at Hannover Messe (Hanover Fair) attach particular importance to the foreign trade platform' Global Business and Markets as it facilitates quick and unbureaucratic access to countries, regions, industry associations and business consultancies.

More than 100 exhibitors will be taking part in 2013 with the specific aim of informing the international audience attracted to Hannover about investment opportunities in their respective countries.

"Companies keen to find investment or cooperation opportunities on foreign markets regard Global Business and Markets as an ideal place for discussions and meetings", says Oliver Frese, Senior Vice President, Deutsche Messe AG. Embracing an impressive display area of 4,500m2 (48,438-ft2), Global Business and Markets is the most important platform of its kind and serves as an easy springboard to international markets throughout the world. All the relevant growth regions, especially in Eastern Europe, Asia and South America, are represented at this event.

Russia will play an important role as the Partner Country in Hannover. In the first half of 2012 German-Russian trading relations generated a total of 39.7 billion Euros in bilateral trade, with German exports reaching a record 18.16 billion Euros.

"The selection of Russia as the Partner Country at Hannover Messe in 2013 could not have come at a better time," says Eckhard Cordes, Chairman of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, one of the organizations supporting the Global Business and Markets platform. The Committee is also behind the project that has seen 2013 named the "Year of Germany in Russia". Cordes expects that trade with Russia will remain on an above-average growth course: "Although a slowdown in the Russian economy cannot be excluded in the coming months, German business is likely to benefit from the positive effects of Russia joining the WTO."

For the past two years Global Business and Markets has featured the Investment Lounge, a unique platform where participants can learn about investment opportunities in selected countries and regions. Key players, including finance experts and business promotion consultants, are on hand to give detailed information about investment and development opportunities. More than 2,200 visitors took advantage of this service at Hannover Messe in 2012.

The next Hannover Messe will be held from 8 to 12 April 2013 and features Russia as its official Partner Country. The fair will be comprised of 11 flagship fairs: Industrial Automation; Motion, Drive and Automation (MDA); Energy; Wind; MobiliTec; Digital Factory; ComVac; Industrial Supply; Industrial GreenTec; Surface Technology; Research and Technology.

The upcoming event will place a strong emphasis on industrial automation and IT, energy and environmental technologies, power transmission and control, industrial subcontracting, manufacturing technologies, services and R&D.

Contact: Hannover Fairs USA, Inc., 212 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ 08540. 609-987-1202. E-mail: Web:

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