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A crowded exhibition hall during CeBIT 2000.
A crowded exhibition hall during CeBIT 2000.

CeBIT is the world's largest computer expo. It is held on the fairground in Hanover, Germany each spring and is a barometer of information technology. With an exhibition area of roughly 450,000 m² (about 5 million square feet) and 700,000 visitors, it is larger than COMPUTEX and COMDEX. The 2006 CeBIT expo, with an attendance of roughly 450,000, was held from March 9 to March 15, 2006. Its motto was Join the vision. Image File history File links Cebit_logo_2006. ... Download high resolution version (1280x960, 205 KB)Aerial view of the crowd in an exhibition hall at computer trade show CeBIT in 2000. ... Download high resolution version (1280x960, 205 KB)Aerial view of the crowd in an exhibition hall at computer trade show CeBIT in 2000. ... A computer expo is a trade fair or exposition for computers and electronics. ... Open exhibition area at the Hanover fairground featuring the famous Expo 2000 wooden roof. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Computex Taipei (formal name: Taipei International Information Technology Show) is a computer expo held annually at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan. ... COMDEX (Computer Dealers Exhibition) was a computer expo held in Las Vegas, Nevada, each November from 1979 to 2003. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ...


The name CeBIT stands for Centrum der Büro- und Informationstechnik (Centre for office and information technology) and was traditionally the CeBIT part of the Hanover Fair, a big industry trade show held every year. It was first established in 1970, when the new Hall 1 of the Hanover fairground, then the largest exposition hall in the world, was opened. However, in the 1980s the information technology and telecommunications part was straining the resources of the industry fair so much that it was given a separate trade show starting 1986, held four weeks earlier than the Hanover Fair. The Hannover Fair (German: Hannover Messe) is one of the biggest industrial fairs. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Open exhibition area at the Hanover fairground featuring the famous Expo 2000 wooden roof. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As the CeBIT continued to grow quickly and was becoming too big on its own, it was decided to concentrate on the professional market, while the home and entertainment market was given a separate show, the CeBIT home during summer, planned to be biennial. However, after being held twice (in 1996 and 1998), the 2000 CeBIT Home (supposed to be held in Leipzig due to the Expo 2000 being held at the time in Hanover) was cancelled and the project was abandoned. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... [] (Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk) is the largest city in the Federal State (Bundesland) of Saxony in Germany. ... EXPO 2000 Hannover Germany Logo The Netherlands Pavilion at EXPO 2000 The Venezuela Pavilion Hungary Pavilion EXPO Mascot Twipsy Expo 2000 was a Worlds Fair held in Hanover, Germany from June 1 to October 31, 2000. ...

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Trivia

  • March 17, 1986 - Heinz Nixdorf, computing pioneer, dies on CeBIT.
  • 1987 - earned the nickname Schneebit due to massive snow, Nokia presents first GSM phone.
  • 1995 - Keynote held by Bill Gates.

Heinz Nixdorf (April 9, 1925–March 17, 1986) was a German computing pioneer and businessman. ... For other uses, see Snow (disambiguation). ... Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) is currently the worlds largest manufacturer of mobile telephones, with a global market share of approximately 36% in Q3 of 2006. ... Not to be confused with Get Some Mates The Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) is the most popular standard for mobile phones in the world. ... For other persons named Bill Gates, see Bill Gates (disambiguation). ...

World Wide CeBIT Shows

Since 1999 the CeBIT sponsor Deutsche Messe AG has organized trade shows outside of Germany bearing the CeBIT name: 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

The location of Istanbul Province Maiden Tower and Historical Peninsula of Istanbul Istanbul (Turkish: Ä°stanbul) (the former Constantinople, Greek: Κωνσταντινούπολις) is the largest city in Turkey, and arguably the most important. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... Shanghai (Chinese: ; pinyin:  ; Wu (Long-short): ZÃ¥nhae; Shanghainese (IPA): ), situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in East China, is the largest city of the Peoples Republic of China and the eighth largest in the world. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Sources

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External links

  • Official website
  • CeBIT 2005 video coverage
  • CeBIT 2006 video coverage in HD
  • Worldwide CeBIT Events

Coordinates: 52°19′37″N, 9°48′33″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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CeBIT - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (341 words)
The 2006 CeBIT expo, with an attendance of roughly 450,000, was held from March 9 to March 15, 2006.
However, after being held twice (in 1996 and 1998), the 2000 CeBIT Home (supposed to be held in Leipzig due to the Expo 2000 being held at the time in Hanover) was cancelled and the project was abandoned.
CeBIT America/USA was held in 2003 and 2004, but subsequently cancelled in 2005.
CeBIT Australia | About CeBIT Australia (159 words)
CeBIT Australia is Australasia's leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) event for the business marketplace and covers the entire spectrum of technology and the key elements that make up the ICT products and services marketplace.
CeBIT Australia is a tradeshow and conference strictly for business.
At CeBIT Australia, you will be able to experience and compare the latest products and solutions, be part of cutting edge conference programs led by top industry experts and build relationships with industry visionaries, influencers and peers.
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