Sweden is Partner Country of HANNOVER MESSE 2019, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. The designation further strengthens a bilateral innovation partnership that Sweden and Germany signed in early 2017. Goals include intensified cooperation in the areas of electro mobility, e-health, test facilities for innovation, and digitalization of small and medium-sized enterprises.
“Partner Country Sweden is a tremendous platform for cooperation between Sweden and companies, economic development organizations, R&D institutes, and governments from all over the world,” says Peter Eriksson, Sweden’s Minister for Housing and Digital Development. “Our program for Hannover in April promotes collaboration, innovation and digital transformation. We look forward to showing visitors that Sweden is a great business partner.”
Partner Country Sweden’s central pavilion will be in Hall 27, with satellite technology pavilions located in various sectors of the show. The supporting program includes the Sweden-Germany Business Summit as well a variety of forums and networking events about innovation and business opportunities in Sweden.
“Sweden is an economic power, its workforce is well-educated and innovative, and it is a leader in digital transformation – perfect attributes for our Partner Country in 2019,” said Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Messe. “With world-leading companies such as ABB, Atlas Copco, Electrolux, Ericsson, SKF, Trelleborg, and Vatenfall as well as a vibrant start-up scene and welcoming business environment, Sweden is sure to be a big hit at HANNOVER MESSE next year.”
About Partner Country
HANNOVER MESSE not only features the latest innovations, products and technologies for industry, but also promotes foreign trade by bringing together business leaders, politicians and investors from all over the world. To support this goal, HANNOVER MESSE designates a Partner Country every year. Selection criteria include a growing economy, a strong manufacturing base or potential, and a commitment to environmental sustainability. In Hannover, the Partner Country presents its technology initiatives, growth strategies, research projects, and investment opportunities to an international audience. Recent Partner Countries include Mexico (2018), Poland (2017), USA (2016), India (2015) and the Netherlands (2014).