Hannover Fair 2005


The annual Hannover Fair, which ran from April 11 through 15 in Germany, is the world's largest showcase of new industrial and automation technology. And this year it was even bigger, with a 20% surge in attendance, despite running one day less. A total of 205,000 attendees visited the booths of 6,090 companies from 65 countries.

When it comes to technology and automation, the show has everything. "Trade events in the United States tend to be focused events that are sponsored by associations," observed Joachim Schafer, president of Hannover Fairs USA. "Europe strives more for aggregation."

Organizers hope to bring more U.S. vendors to the fair next year. "U.S. vendors could be taking the opportunity of a weaker dollar to sell to Europe," he said. "But they appear hesitant."

U.S. engineers might be interested to know that many new tracks specifically intended to promote engineering were included in this year's fair schedule. "Europe faces the same problems as the U.S. in recruiting new engineers and worrying about a shortage," said Schafer.

Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
Sizing water pipes, ASHRAE 90.1, recovering waste heat, and more
Sizing water pipes, ASHRAE 90.1, recovering waste heat, and more
Developing lighting solutions; Designing lighting systems; Integrating fire alarm and HVAC systems
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me