About one-third of the visitors came from abroad, with a major boost of about 30 percent seen among guests from North America. The show traditionally attracts sector professionals rather than average consumers.
Deutsche Messe AG has organized CeBIT in Hannover each spring since 1986. Over 6,200 exhibitors from around 70 countries and some 480,000 visitors from all over the world attended the last CeBIT in 2005. CeBIT 2006 was be held under the "Digital Solutions for Work & Life" banner.
The CeBIT 2006 reporting a significant drop in attendance but brisk business for exhibitors. Indeed, exhibitors reported about 20 percent more contracts signed at the fair compared to last year's tally.
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