Maximize Sales and Marketing at the World’s Largest Industrial Show

Learn more about how Hannover Messe helps you meet your sales goals

The Washington State Department of Commerce will lead a delegation of Washington businesses to the world’s largest industrial show, the Hannover Messe in Germany in April 2013. Here are just some of the reasons why your company should be at the show:

  • There will be a worldwide audience of 5,000 exhibitors from more than fifty countries and there are more than 180,000 attendees expected at the show;
  • You can participate in match-making meetings prearranged by the Washington State Department of Commerce with businesses interested in your products and services;
  • Insights into new technologies can be gleaned as well as enhanced business intelligence on your competitors;
  • Your company will benefit from exposure outside your existing sales regions;
  • On-the-ground support is available from Department of Commerce trade specialists before, during, and after the show; and
  • Up to $5,000 per company to defray expenses (by competitive application process) can be available.

Learn more about the show at an upcoming info session and hear how one Washington company landed a big-ticket sale from contacts made at the show.

Hannover Messe Info Session

December 18, 2012

9:00 -10:30 AM

Center for Impact and Innovation (former Masin’s furniture store)
220 Second Avenue South
Fourth Floor
Seattle, WA 98104


9:00–Welcome by venue hosts Bainbridge Graduate Institute
9:05–The Washington STEP voucher for Hannover: Andrew Crowder, Washington Department of Commerce
9:20–What Hannover is like, and Federal trade promotion services:  Janet Bauermeister, US Commercial Service
9:40–Testimonial:  Why going to Hannover worked for us:  Johnny Bianchi, B & G Machine
10:00–Hannover Messe: Using the event to position your business  Larry Turner, Hannover Fairs USA.

This event is free of charge, but registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided.


Andrew Crowder
Business Services Division
Washington Department of Commerce
2001 6th Ave. Suite 2600
Seattle WA 98121
(206) 256-6140