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WindEnergy Hamburg ends with record visitor numbers

World's leading expo in wind energy sector closes on high note

WindEnergy Hamburg ended Friday (September 30th) with a record 35,000 visitors from 48 countries bringing the share of international visitors to around 40 per cent and that of international exhibitors to 44 per cent. Bernd Aufderheide, Chairman of the Management Board of the Hamburg Messe and Congress GmbH, said: “It could not have gone better. Our exhibitors’ successes are almost overwhelming. Several companies at the fair have sealed big business details.” He added: “The international wind market will have added several MW during this fair.”

300 experts highlight key issues

Over 1,400 exhibitors from 34 countries presented their innovations in the onshore and offshore industry from September 27th-30th on approximately 65,000 square metres in nine exhibition halls. The WindEurope Summit was also held parallel under the theme “Making transition work”. Aufderheide noted: “Our experts explicitly welcomed the fact that two top events in the wind industry were held at the same time.”

Many foreign exhibitors

A representative survey of visitors found that over half are directly involved in their companies’ decisions. Around 60 per cent attended the fair in search of new business contacts. The interest in offers by the offshore and onshore wind industry was equally high. Some 90 per cent of those surveyed mentioned the great internationality and the wide range of offers at the fair. Matthias Zelinger, Managing Director of VDMA Power Systems said: “An export quota of 70 per cent shows that Germany’s wind industry is clearly thinking globally and acts accordingly. The VDMA and systems producer in Germany are delighted by the development. Hamburg has lived up fully to the promise of being the leading global fair.”
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