The International Commercial Vehicle Show (IAA) held in Hannover, Germany every two years is, if not the largest commercial vehicle show in the world, probably the most influential and meaningful. The 2010 event housed 1 731 exhibits from 41 countries in 27 halls covering 224 100 m2 of which only 31 810 m2 was not under cover.
With 760 German exhibitors, the show has an ever-increasing focus on the German industry. China, with 94 exhibits, is becoming ever more prominent. All in all, this is significant growth since I first visited this show in 1983 when 1 514 exhibitors filled only 16 halls.