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ICT TRENDS AND INNOVATION ON SHOW AT CEBIT 2014
Cloud computing, Big Data, social media enterprises, smart cities and smart infrastructure, mobile technology, security, and Industry 4.0. All the latest innovations in the field of IT and telecommunications will be on show at Cebit 2014 .
In the international context, this event ranks as one of the most important trade fairs in the sector of information and communications technology, telecommunications, software and related services.
The event takes place from March 10th to 14th at the Deutsche Messe Exhibition Centre in Hannover, and Italy will be represented by 21 excellent companies, coordinated by the Italian Trade Promotion Agency (ICE).
Also in attendance will be 8 innovative start-up businesses, plus Cei Piemonte and Toscana Promozione, helping to organise their respective regional delegations.
The 2013 edition of the fair attracted 285,000 visitors and more than 40,000 companies from 7 countries, involving 7 million business contacts.
The Italian collective will be occupying an area of around 200 square metres in Pavilion 9 of the exhibition space: the "Research & Innovation" pavilion (the ex- Future Park).
The area is to host the collective stands of the different countries, various universities and industrial research institutions, and also start-up and spin-off companies; the aim being to present the latest innovative projects and to discuss scientific advances and mega-trends.
This "Research & Innovation‚ÄĚ pavilion (No. 9) therefore provides an interface between research and innovative solutions for the industrial sector. It also represents a very important platform for the ICT sector at international level, with an extraordinarily high attendance by professional visitors every year.
The Italian delegation will be showcasing the very best in cutting-edge knowledge and expertise: from the design of products for supervision, command and control, with web access for industrial devices and systems, to the planning and development of both software and hardware solutions for the health sector. Other new ideas being presented will range from specialist management consultancy in business integration and innovation, to the design and development of innovative systems for measuring and analysing movement, and much more besides.
All this is happening within the context of the ever-expanding German market.
According to the local trade association, Bitkom, figures for 2013 are expected to show an increase of 1.4% in the German market for ICT and CE, achieving a total value of 153.3 billion Euros.
In the context of international trade, in the first half of 2013, German companies in the ICT sector improved their export quota by 10%, while imports into Germany also saw a significant rise of 11%, due above all to growth in the ICT service sector.
Forecasts for the country‚Äôs high-tech sector in the second half of 2013 are also very positive, and indeed at least 72% of companies operating in the field expect an increase in turnover.