UAE sees huge benefits at Hannover Messe

May 2017

The UAE economy will receive significant benefits as a result of putting up a national pavilion at Hannover Messe, according to Emirati industry leaders and economy officials. The 70th edition of the Hannover Messe, was held from April 24 to 28.

Ali Al Ahmed, UAE Ambassador to Germany, said: “The UAE’s participation in Hannover Messe, the largest industrial exhibition in the world, is a reflection of the strong historical strategic and trade relations with Germany.”

The UAE is Germany’s largest trading partner in the Middle East and North Africa region, with bilateral trade that amounted to €15.52 billion in 2015, equivalent to 30 per cent of the total regional trade with Germany.

Al Ahmed continued: “Today, Germany is a leading country when it comes to the industrial sector, and Hannover Messe will serve as the best venue to learn about the recent developments in this sector from Germany and around the world. It will also showcase the booming progress being made in the UAE’s industrial sector, in line the UAE Vision 2021.”

Abdullah Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy, spoke of the importance of advancing bilateral and mutually beneficial trade agreements in pursuit of global socio-economic growth.

“Hannover Messe provides a premier platform for promoting partnerships and new business models for the industrial sector of the future. The United Arab Emirates looks forward to the wealth of knowledge, advanced technologies and best industry practices awaiting its participants. We are also eager to strengthen existing affiliations with the industrial trade and form new ones that complement our growth strategy,” he said.

The UAE cabinet recently announced a six-pillar plan to advance and lead the adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. The plan includes close collaboration with the World Economic Forum in efforts to produce an advisory council solely committed to advancing revolutionary technologies.

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