CeBIT drives forward digitalization of economy and society.29 March/ 2016
“CeBIT 2016 put digitalization at the top of the business, political and social agenda,” said Oliver Frese, member of the managing board at Deutsche Messe AG, on Friday in Hannover. “CeBIT underscored its role as the world’s leading platform for the digitalization of the economy and society. In its own unique way, CeBIT made digitalization tangible.”
With around 3,300 companies from 70 countries, CeBIT 2016 was solidly on a par with previous years. The same, steady trend was evident in terms of attendance. As was the case last year, one in every four trade visitors came from abroad, although the number of stands at which attendees engaged in business talks continued to rise. The statistics showed that on average, each CeBIT attendee stopped to see 32 companies, as compared with 26 last year. International visitors came with higher capital expenditure budgets for digital applications, with an average of almost €220,000 per capita. The next CeBIT will be staged from 20 to 24 March 2017.