CeBIT Canceled

CeBIT, held every year in Hanover, Germany, has been canceled amid declining visitor numbers and decreases in exhibition space rentals. “There will be no more CeBIT in Germany in the future,” said Onuora Ogbukagu of Deutsche Messe AG, which ran the trade fair.

CeBIT was once considered one of the top IT and telecom conferences in the world, once garnering up to 850,000 visitors annually. However, that number has been declining for years.

CeBIT began as a spin-off of Hannover Messe, one of the world’s largest trade fairs. Today, the Hanover Fair covers all areas of industrial technology, therefore, organizers say CeBIT will continue to exist in some form as part of the larger trade show.

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