In 2018, the expo and conference is moving to Hanover, Germany, in the state of Lower Saxony. The city’s automotive industry plays a crucial role in the state’s economy and the region is bursting with opportunity for the e-mobility and energy industry. The city of Hanover, is one of Germany’s thriving locations for automobile construction, with 10 million vehicles built in its state of Lower Saxony every year. And with this growth, demand is increasing for suppliers of batteries and other e-mobility components.
With 120,000 employees and 700 automotive supplier companies in Lower Saxony, the region is the production home to global players including Volkswagen AG and Continental AG, Johnson Controls, Robert Bosch GmbH, ZF Lemförder and Wabco.
Lower Saxony is also Germany's frontrunner in renewable energies, with around one-third of Germany's oil and just over 90 % of its natural gas produced in the region. This is in support of Germany's ‘Energiewende,’ or Renewable Energy Revolution; the transition by Germany to a low carbon, environmentally sound, reliable, and affordable energy supply.
Situated in the heart of Europe, Lower Saxony offers increased opportunities for globalisation, which is a key focus for the 300+ exhibitors at The Battery Show and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo seeking collaborations across the entire global supply chain. The Messegelände boasts the world’s largest exhibition grounds and Hanover offers excellent European and intercontinental connections with major transport routes providing easy access for the 2018 event’s anticipated 5,000 attendees.