India’s largest industrial trade fair attracted more than 6,000 visitors

With the first ever event in the North, Industrial Trade Fairs of Hannover made a mark in the city with 6,174 business visitors during the 4 days of its five-concurrent shows held in November 2012. The number of exhibitors have exceeded to 8 per cent in comparison with the last year. Out of the same, the event has a combination of 60 per cent Indian exhibitors and 40 per cent international companies. The fair is expected to convert transactional business of more than 400 crore for the exhibitors. Owing to the success witnessed in Delhi NCR, the next edition will be organised from December 17 th-20th 2013 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
The show hosted more than 4,000 products on display including the latest technologies from Germany, Italy, China, Taiwan, and Korea. The Industrial Trade Fairs of Hannover was the sought-after B2B event covering the manufacturing, automation, materials handling, surface technology and laser technology.
The inaugural ceremony was graced by Ranajit Pratap Naraine Singh, Minister of State (Home Affairs), Jose B. Schulz, Minister Counsellor, Head of Economic and Commercial Division, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Deepak Sareen, Executive Director, Electronics and Computer Software Export Council (ESC).
The premier edition of the International Purchase Managers’ Summit – India 2012, saw more than 150 industrial Purchase managers understanding the trends of purchasing internationally. B. Narayan, Group President, Reliance Industries Ltd., inaugurated the event and was also awarded as “Distinguished International Purchasing Professional Award”. Live demonstration of E-procurement solutions was also a part of the summit to provide the complete experience to the delegates attending the summit.
On the other concurrent seminars and conferences combined with the exhibition, the fair commenced with the CEO Conclave where the participating exhibitors interacted with each other and discussed new innovations in technology to Indian forefront.  The Laser Forum seminars with the onsite workshop and live demonstrations on Forklift Driving & Maintenance Practical Master Class were also inaugurated on the 1st day of the event. This was followed by the seminar for Surface Technology by SSPC. The day concluded with the stall awards and a high profile Exhibitor evening.
The day one of the event saw Chinese surface technology delegation and industrial delegation from Ludhiana. The other days had important delegations from Mohali, Haryana, Chandigarh, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Manesar over and above the general industrial visitors.
On day two, Hannover Milano Fairs and Deutsche Messe also unveiled its upcoming HANNOVER MESSE 2013 at a press briefing.
Post conclusion of the event, Mehul Shah, Managing Director of HMFI, said, “As the premier meeting place for decision makers and investors from industry, business and government, HANNOVER Fairs India Pvt. Ltd. has shown time and again that it has the power and influence to kick off new trends and shape future developments. We look forward to coming back next year with a much larger and diverse set of innovations and new product launches.“

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