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Press Release: EUEW and HANNOVER MESSE form a strategic partnership

Updated: Apr 29, 2019

Brussels/Hannover, 4 March 2019 – With more than 70 years of experience, the world’s largest industrial fair is once again bringing together all key technologies and core areas of industry in Hannover, Germany. This year, the “industry’s global hotspot” as defined by HANNOVER MESSE, is featuring some 6,500 exhibitors, organizing more than 1,400 events and expecting to facilitate some 6.5 million business contacts between its 220,000 expected visitors.

As the voice of electrical wholesalers in Europe, the European Union of Electrical Wholesalers (EUEW) will host a special booth at the Hannover Messe from 1-5 April 2019. Members and stakeholders are invited to meet the industry leaders at Booth B65 in Hall 12. Several senior EUEW leaders, member companies and industry stakeholders will host the EUEW stand.

“EUEW and HANNOVER MESSE are a perfect alliance to help EUEW achieve its strategic plan. For more than 60 years, EUEW has been representing the interests of the electrical wholesalers in Europe. It aims to be the voice of the electrical wholesaling national associations in Europe, striving to achieve together peoples’ well-being through electricity. Our mission is to develop and represent the interests of electro-technical wholesalers and distributors in Europe, and promote its shared values centered on ensuring continuous development and professionalism through open dialog, permanent support and integrity. Our presence at the 2019 HANNOVER MESSE is a strong signal of our ambitious and digitally focused vision for the future.”

Hans Hanegreefs, EUEW’s Secretary General

As part of its 3-Year Strategic Plan 2019–2021, the EUEW has identified five strategic initiatives to achieve its mission. Building strong partnerships and networking with peer organizations and key stakeholders is one these initiatives and the driving force of EUEW’s participation in the HANNOVER MESSE 2019.

“HANNOVER MESSE offers a truly unique platform for industrial professionals to conduct business at an international level. We welcome the EUEW to HANNOVER MESSE and look forward to strengthening our alliance over the coming years.”

Arno Reich, Senior Vice President, HANNOVER MESSE

Founded in 1955, EUEW is represented by 16-member country associations representing 1,047 companies, 8,250 outlets and nearly 103,000 employees. The consolidated turnover of the EUEW member association companies is almost € 41.5 billion.

Through its partnership with HANNOVER MESSE, the EUEW stands to gain representation among the world’s leading manufacturing companies in the electrical industry as well as unparalleled visibility vis-à-vis global decision makers, the world press and international political leaders at HANNOVER MESSE.

As the organizer of the world’s leading tradeshow for industrial technology, through a partnership with the EUEW, HANNOVER MESSE stands to gain exceptional expertise in state-of-the-art planning, ordering and servicing of electrical equipment to the benefit of both visitors and exhibitors of Hannover Messe.

EUEW is also inviting members, stakeholders and influencers to join its Annual General Convention – one of the most important events of the European Electrical wholesaler’s industry – in Brussels from 9-11 May 2019.


HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. With its core focus on “Integrated Industry – Industrial Intelligence”, it covers the full range of digitization solutions for tomorrow’s manufacturing and energy systems. HANNOVER MESSE will next be held in 2019, when it will feature six parallel shows – IAMD (Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives), Digital Factory, Integrated Energy, Industrial Supply, ComVac and Research & Technology – as well as special showcases for startups and career starters, plus over 90 conferences and forums. HANNOVER MESSE 2019 will run from 1 to 5 April 2019 in Hannover, Germany, and will put the spotlight on Sweden as its official Partner Country.

For additional information please visit:


Ulrike Hammer

Project Director Energy


Tel. +49 511 89-31314

Fax +49 511 89-31148

Deutsche Messe AG


30521 Hannover


About the European Union of Electrical Wholesalers

Founded in 1955, EUEW is represented by 16-member associations representing 1,047 member companies, 8,250 outlets and nearly 103,000 employees. The consolidated turnover of the EUEW member association companies is nearly €41.5 billion. The thousands of products these companies distribute are produced by the leading national and multinational manufacturing companies in the electrical industry.


European Union of Electrical Wholesalers (EUEW)

Tel. +32 (0) 2 673 28 13

Grensstraat 7, 1831 Brussels, Belgium



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