The first edition after the pandemic of the fair in the city of Hannover, is scheduled for 25 to 29 April next year and will feature Portugal as a partner country, with the slogan "Portugal makes sense".
"We have a goal. We believe that it is a fair for which you have to be very well prepared, with investment not only from the Portuguese State but also from the companies themselves, and we hope to have at least 100 companies with us", stated Luís Castro Henriques, the president of AICEP.
He explained that state investment in the event will amount to €4 million, including the construction of a pavilion and support for small and medium-sized companies. Each company will have a support of 45 percent of the global cost of participation.
The Minister of State and Economy, Pedro Siza Vieira, highlighted at the same event that the Hannover Messe is one of the most important industrial fairs in the world and that the invitation for Portugal to be a partner country is not only proof of the confidence that the German authorities place in the country, but "also the recognition of the path that our industry, with our companies and also with the support of international investors, has taken in recent years".
Siza Vieira said that the event will improve "the already excellent" relations between the two countries.
The minister stressed that the country "makes sense for investors, for companies and for the development of an industrial presence".
The German ambassador to Portugal, Martin Ney, stressed that being the partner country of the Hannover Messe means "giving visitors a magnifying glass and asking them to look more closely at Portugal, and that's why the partner has a large premium space.