Recent FTI Conferences and Events

Corporate Gray Military Friendly Job Fair in Virginia Beach

18 May 2016
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
FTI had an exhibit booth at this event. See our job postings on our Corporate Gray site.

Hannover Messe 2016

22-29 April 2016
Hannover, Germany
Hannover Exhibition Grounds

In April 2016, FTI attended Hannover Messe. Hannover Messe is one of the biggest trade fairs in the world. This year’s attraction drew over 200,000 participants in which the US was a Partner for the first time in show history. FTI worked alongside the US Commercial Service, and Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) to leverage current Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) technologies and capabilities to pursue new commercial and international markets. Never before were so many policymakers and top executives from leading industrial groups represented at the trade fair. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama were both in attendance.

President Obama had three ministers in his delegation, including Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, who stayed at the fair until Wednesday night to conduct meetings. Five of the most important EU Commissioners were at this year’s HANNOVER MESSE: Vice-President Maros Sefcovic (Energy), Günther Oettinger (Digital), Elzbieta Bienkowska (Industry), Cecilia Malmström (Trade) and Carlos Moedas (Research). In the words of Commissioner Oettinger: “Apart from being the world’s leading industrial trade fair, HANNOVER MESSE has now taken on the role of pioneer in the digitalization of industry. For the European Commission, it has become a key platform for the sharing of information and ideas, and as a place for debating the future of European industry.” FTI had the pleasure to meet with such leaders, including VA Secretary of Commerce, Maurice Jones, VA Governor Terry McAuliffe, international policy makers, potential business partners, and customers.


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