Hannover Truck Show to Break Records

The VDA, the German automotive industry trade association behind the IAA Hannover truck show, says the 2008 event will set records for the number of exhibitors, the amount exhibition space and number of countries represented, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd’s Transport News Brief.

Over 2,000 exhibitors from 47 countries will between them use 275,000 square meters, up 10% on the previous record. The number of exhibitors is up by 25% on the previous record, set by the IAA truck show in 2006.

To help house the event, it will spread into three more halls than last year at the exhibition centre on the outskirts of Hannover.

The show opens to the public on September 25. More from Eckehart Rotter at [email protected].

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