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Can the World's Largest Trade Show Build Your Business? | Hannover Messe
Perkins Coie
Seattle, WA
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June 24, 8:00-9:30 AM, no cost; pre-registration requested; breakfast provided.

Andries Breedt, Owner, Breedt Production Tooling  
Chip Corbin, Chief Executive Officer, FluxDrive
Mel Cossette, Principal Researcher, Nat'l Center for Materials Technology Education
Andrew Crowder, Clean Tech Business Dev Manager, Washington State DoC
Tom Ranken, President and CEO, Washington Clean Technology Alliance
Patty Solberg, Director of Product Marketing, Powerit Solutions
Larry Turner, President and CEO, Hannover Fairs USA, Inc.
Russ Weed, VP Business Development & General Counsel, UniEnergy Technologies

In April 2014, more than 5,000 exhibitors and 180,000 attendees convened for five days at the Hannover Messe, the world's largest industrial trade show.  Over 100 countries all over the world were represented.  The trade show highlights innovations and groundbreaking solutions in all of the core sectorsindustrial automation and IT, energy and environmental technology, industrial supply, production engineering and services, as well as research and development.

"The event is absolutely awesome at all levels," says 2014 participant Tom Ranken, President of the Washington Clean Technology Alliance.  "If you can't find partners, investors, customers, and competitors here, you just aren't looking."

A major focus of Hannover Messe is energy.  Approximately one-third of the exhibit space at Hannover Messe is devoted to energy and related topics.  Germany's energy transition from fossil fuels and nuclear power to renewable, non-nuclear sources is a major opportunity for Washington State businesses.

The Washington Clean Technology Alliance is proud to present this informational breakfast event for those interested in learning about developing international business

About half of the participants are European.  The European Union is the largest trading partner of the United States and a great market to expand your business.  Europeans value goods and services from the U.S., but doing business in Europe is much different from doing business in the States.  Europe is a much more relationship-oriented business culture and understanding what this means will help you expand into this market

Larry Turner, President & CEO of Hannover Fairs USA, has over 30 years of experience marketing and selling internationally and will share his insights in how to develop your business in Europe.  The European tradeshow culture is key to developing business in this market and taking advantage of these face-to-face meetings allows you to establish trust, develop distribution channels, and generate leads.
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Perkins Coie (View)
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101
United States



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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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