Merkel says digitalisation is focus of CeBIT technology fair

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that the world’s largest computer and information technology fair shows how digitalisation is increasingly important.

HANOVER, GERMANY (MARCH 19, 2017) (REUTERS) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday (March 19) that digitalisation was the focus of the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover.

Arriving at the opening of Germany’s largest annual technology conference, Merkel said digitalisation is becoming an increasingly integral to the economy and society as a whole.

Merkel also highlighted that the fair is also known for its networking between start-up and interested parties, saying it aimed to be a “laboratory for the future”.