Hanover is the capital city of the German state of Lower Saxony, it’s a strong economic region manufacturing well known brands such as Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Continental, TUI, and is best known for trade fairs like the annual CeBIT tech expo.
Why exhibit in Hannover
Hannover has been a leading international trade fair venue for more than 60 years. The Fairgrounds is modern with striking architecture and 29 halls and pavilions with multifunctional facilities and equipment as well as perfect transport connections.
During the top industry fairs a lot of long distance trains of the "DB" as well as local trains of the "Metro" and "Erixx" stop at the train station at Hannover Messe/Laatzen - the dedicated exhibition center train station.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
There are the usual restrictions plus a few extras: no instruments of torture, no dangerous dogs, you’re not allowed to move stolen works of art nor are you allowed conflict or blood diamonds.
Main exhibition centres
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
Hanover is probably best known for its business conferences and expos having a pretty full calendar of them. But if you step away from the business arena and take a look at the city itself, you’ll see it has a wealth of museums and a fascinating cultural history.
- Take a walk around the grand baroque royal Herrenhäuser Gärten which were inspired by the gardens at Versailles.
- For a trip to nature, explore the Eilenriede Forest, Europe’s largest city forest.
Where to eat
- Beef and Reef - the place to go for great steaks.
- Broyhan Haus - traditional german restaurant serving traditional food.
- Local currency is the Euro.
- Language is German, although most people also speak English.
- Visa - if you’re from within the EU you don’t need one, outwith the EU you’ll have to check the list.
- Plug sockets are the two prong European type.
- There are no real cultural sensitivities so to speak, but advice for conducting business meetings:
- When meeting Germans for the first time in a business context, short and firm handshakes are the norm.
- Make sure you maintain eye contact throughout.
- Titles and qualifications are held in high regard, so if someone does have a doctorate or a degree, make sure you refer to them as doctor or whatever their title may be.
- The more letters you can put after your name on your business card, the more impressed your German colleagues will be.