With attendance reaching almost the half-million mark, organizers this year will take their success to other shows around the world.
By Chris Smith
CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, experienced a modest rebirth this year as show organizers reduced the time of the trade fair from seven days to six and took other steps to invigorate the format. Final numbers for participation by the end of the show affirmed that the effort apparently worked. Some 5,845 exhibitors from 77 countries participated, and attendance totaled 495,000, up 3 percent over last year.