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23 Jul CeBIT 2012, 06 to 10 March

The CeBIT 2012 was officially launched with an appeal for more confidence within the web. Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Google head of administrative board Eric Schmidt opened the world’s largest computer fair in Hannover. Focus of the high-tech exhibition is the theme “Managing Trust” – the increase in internet security. Merkel said that this question is extremely important: you must be sure that the data do not disappear and can be used by others. The show is more than just a business meeting place, presenting only the latest equipment’s and techniques. (DPA)

CeBIT is the world’s most important and most international event of the digital industry and serves as a kind of barometer of the state of the IT- industry.

This year, the number of exhibitors grew for the second time in a row and the recent years decline seems to be stopped. The organizer Deutsche Messe hopes that the number of visitors this year will outperform the previous year’s 339 000.