Russian Federation to be partner nation at 2013 Hannover Messe

The Russian Federation has been named the upcoming Partner Country for Hannover Messe 2013.


Deutsche Messe and the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Industry and Trade express their conviction that Russia’s participation as the Partner Country for Hannover Messe 2013 in Germany will offer important opportunities to intensify bilateral business and trade relations.

“Russia is the ideal Partner Country for Hannover Messe 2013,” said Dr. Jochen Köckler, Member of the Managing Board of Deutsche Messe AG “The economic ties between Germany and Russia will continue to intensify and the potential for investment in the Russian market will exude a strong appeal to exhibitors and trade visitors.”

Russian officials said they regard Hannover Messe as one of the most representative events worldwide with regard to industrial, as well as scientific and technical innovation. “I am convinced Russia’s participation as the Partner Country at Hannover Messe 2013 will provide a strong boost to Russian-German relations,” said Denis Manturov, the Russian Federation’s Minister of Industry and Trade.

“Following the crisis in 2008, numerous European enterprises are showing a greater level of interest in the Russian market,” said Köckler. “This is due, firstly, to the relative proximity of Russia and, secondly, to the long-term attractiveness of Russia as a customer for capital goods intended for the modernization of the domestic economy.”

The Partner Country for Hannover Messe 2013 is already playing a key role in the transition to alternative energy sources. Russia is Europe’s largest supplier of natural gas, currently covering approximately one quarter of total demand.  According to a study by the energy company ExxonMobil, natural gas will become the single most important energy source within the next two decades. As from 2030, gas will supersede oil as the predominant energy source and thus contribute decisively to the transition to alternative energy. At present one third of all gas imports come from Russia. The country has the world’s largest natural gas reserves, accounting for one quarter of all proven recoverable reserves.

President Vladimir Putin recently announced the creation of 25 million new skilled jobs. This will open up new opportunities — for major manufacturers as well as for small- and medium-sized enterprises.  

For more information, please contact Larry Turner, CEO of Hannover Fairs USA at (609) 987-1202 ext.201 or

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