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Norway dispatches strong political delegation to the Hannover Messe 2024

Jonas Gahr Støre © Lauri Heikkinen, valtioneuvoston kanslia

Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany: Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre will speak at the official HANNOVER MESSE 2024 opening ceremony taking place on Sunday, 21 April 2024. On 22 April, German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz will join Støre to open Norway’s national pavilion and commence the traditional tour of the exhibition halls.

Jan Christian Vestre, Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry, and Terje Aasland, Norway’s Minister of Energy, will also participate in HANNOVER MESSE. On 22 April, Vestre speaks at the EU conference “Investing in European Industry”, organized by the European Commission. On 23 April, Aasland joins Germany’s vice chancellor Robert Habeck to open the conference “Renewable Dialog – North Sea Energy Hub”. Both Norwegian ministers will also visit exhibiting companies from Norway as well as from other countries.

Partner Country Norway

Norway is the partner country of HANNOVER MESSE 2024. Under the theme “Pioneering the Green Industrial Transition”, exhibitors at the Norway Pavilion in Hall 12 present products and solutions ranging from batteries, carbon capture and storage, and energy systems to artificial intelligence, Industry 4.0 and materials technology. Exhibitors at the Norway Pavilion in Hall 13 demonstrate safe solutions for hydrogen generation, transport, storage and distribution. The Norway Pavilion in Hall 12 also features a daily stage program that focuses on topics such as clean energy, green data centers, industrial transformation and offshore wind.


HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. Its lead theme “Energizing a Sustainable Industry” brings together exhibiting companies from mechanical and electrical engineering, the digital industry and the energy sector to present solutions for the future of manufacturing and energy supply. Leading topics include Industrie 4.0/Manufacturing-X, energy for industry, digitalization/artificial intelligence and machine learning, carbon-neutral production, and hydrogen and fuel cells. Conferences and forums complement the program. The next edition runs from 22 to 26 April 2024 in Hannover, Germany. Norway is Partner Country.

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