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Hannover Messe 2016

Date April 25-29, 2016

Location Hannover, Germany

SelectUSA at Hannover Messe

Hannover Messe is and has long been the largest industrial trade show in the world and one of the premier event platforms to spark international business opportunities. The greatest and most-advanced manufacturing technologies are showcased and economic development growth is facilitated. This upcoming April, SelectUSA will head the U.S. Investment Pavilion, and, for the first time ever, the United States will be the official Partner Country of trade show. President Obama will also become the first sitting U.S. president to attend the trade show when he opens Hannover Messe with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

As Partner Country, the United States will attract unique and focused attention from the international business, manufacturing, and media communities. U.S. exhibitors will have the highest amount of exposure to over 200,000 visitors and thousands of journalists and bloggers, as well as 6,000 other economic development and industrial exhibitors from 27 exhibit halls.

Hannover Messe 2016 will present U.S. economic development organizations with golden opportunities to attract FDI to their states, territories, and regions. There will be increased visibility, signage, and TV and press coverage accompanying the seminars and discussions.

RSVP Register Your Interest!

EDOs should contact David Campbell at SelectUSA or the German American Chamber of Commerce’s (GACC) Director of Consulting Services Virginia Rounds in Chicago at (312) 494-2163. The primary person of contact in Germany for the U.S. Investment Pavilion is Regional Senior Investment Specialist Jana Dorband at +49.30.8305.1919.

For information on company exhibition options, please visit or contact Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA) CEO Larry Turner at (773) 796-4250

For more information, please visit the International Trade Administration’s Hannover Messe page.

News on Hannover Messe 2016

“[Hannover Messe] presents a unique opportunity to showcase American innovation and ingenuity and to highlight the United States as a prime investment destination.” - White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest

  • The White House: “Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Germany”

  • Deutsche Messe AG: “U.S. President Obama to open HANNOVER MESSE 2016”

  • The Washington Post: “With European trade deal unfinished, Obama to head to Germany in the spring”

  • The Wall Street Journal: “Obama to Travel to Germany for Meeting With Merkel, Trade Show”

  • USA Today: “Obama to make fifth trip to Germany in 2016”

  • Politico: “Obama sets trade mission to Germany”

  • Reuters: “Obama to meet Merkel, attend Hannover trade show in April”

Stay up-to-date on the latest news for Hannover Messe 2016 on Twitter with #HM16USA.

Did you know that Germany is the third-largest source of FDI to the United States? Check out our fact sheet.