9FOCUS TradeFairs Internation al 6 2015 Hanover hall to be set aside for refugees until March 2016 Like other German trade fair companies Hanover based DeutscheMesse is helping to provide accommodation for refugees Thecompany is providing an exhibition hall from the beginning of December until mid March 2016 shortly before CeBIT We see of course how Hanover is continuing to struggle to cope with the high numbers of refugees argues Wolfram von Fritsch Chairman of Deutsche Messe s managing board And we like to help where we can We have managed to make Hall 27 available continuously for a period of over three months This will give the refugees accommoda tion over the winter months regardless of the weather To make this happen Deutsche Messe had to negotiate intensively with its part ners It wasn t easy because originally the company didn t have a hall continuously available for such a long period We found our cus tomers to be very understanding of the situation says von Fritsch All those affected have now agreed to their events being moved to a different part of the site We are delighted to be able to help the city of Hanover again adds the trade fair boss In the summer the com pany made Hall 21 available as refugee accommodation Deutsche Messe staff demonstrated great solidarity with the refugees bringing clothing bicycles and footballs to the collection centre set up for the purpose Some provided language classes in their free time and pri vate contacts also developed One group of refugees produced a large painting and presented it to the hall inspector on their depar ture The painting now adorns the entrance foyer of the office block at the north entrance www messe de Ph ot o M es se D üs se ld or f

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