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Why Hanover?

The second annual trade fair and conference is moving to Hanover, Germany, in the state of Lower Saxony. The city’s automotive industry plays a crucial role in the state’s economy and the region is bursting with opportunity for the e-mobility and energy industry. The city of Hanover, is one of Germany’s thriving locations for automobile construction, with 10 million vehicles built in its state of Lower Saxony every year. And with this growth, demand is increasing for suppliers of batteries and other e-mobility components. 

With 120,000 employees and 700 automotive supplier companies in Lower Saxony, the region is the production home to global players including Volkswagen AG and Continental AG, Johnson Controls, Robert Bosch GmbH, ZF Lemförder and Wabco.

Supporting the region's future of e-mobility is Automotive Nord’s eponymous initiative that works with the states of Lower Saxony, Bremen and Hamburg to pool the interests and activities of the automotive and mobility industries together with regional automotive clusters and employers’ associations. This is providing a foundation for unrestricted industry growth and development. Its objective is to promote Germany’s automotive companies, boost their competitiveness through technology and innovation, and provide platforms for information exchange and communication. 

Situated in the heart of Europe, Lower Saxony offers increased opportunities for globalisation, which is a key focus for the 300+ exhibitors at The Battery Show and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe seeking collaborations across the entire global supply chain. The Messegelände boasts the world’s largest exhibition grounds and Hanover offers excellent European and intercontinental connections with major transport routes providing easy access for the 2018 event’s anticipated 5,000 attendees.