UNIDO partners with Deutsche Messe to organize joint industrial trade fairs

UNIDO partners with Deutsche Messe to organize joint industrial trade fairs

HANNOVER, Germany, 21 November 2014 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Deutsche Messe AG, one of the world's largest trade fair companies, will work together to organize industrial trade fairs, particularly those focusing on supporting inclusive and sustainable industrial development in emerging and developing countries.

A memorandum of understanding on this was signed today in Hannover. 

“In UNIDO, we gained a worldwide renowned partner for our forthcoming trade fairs. As a first step, it is foreseen that UNIDO will have a stand at the world’s largest industrial fair, the ‘Hannover Messe 2015’. It will provide a platform for institutions and industrial enterprises from developing countries to present themselves in such an international setting,” said Jochen Köckler, Member of Deutsche Messe’s Managing Board. 

Philippe Scholtès, Managing Director of UNIDO’s Programme Development and Technical Cooperation Division, who signed the agreement on behalf of UNIDO, added: “This new  partnership holds a great potential given the synergies that can be reaped between both UNIDO’s worldwide networks, such as its Subcontracting and Partnership Exchange Centres (SPXs), its National Cleaner Production Centres (NCPCs) and its Investment and Technology Promotion Offices (ITPOs), and Deutsche Messe’s global industrial fairs networks in important markets like Brazil, India, China, Russia, Turkey and other countries.”  

For more information on Deutsche Messe, go here.

For more information on UNIDO’s Subcontracting and Partnership Exchange (SPX) programme, go here

For more information, contact:

Stephan Kratzsch
UNIDO Industrial Development Officer