Strange days, indeed, as Hannover Messe gets started

Notes from the opening two days of Hannover Messe: Strange days: For a show that prides itself on running with German precision, Hannover Messe 2016 has had its share of unusual events. On Sunday, it snowed just before President Obama’s arrival at the Centrum for the opening ceremonies. While Hannover is in the northwestern part of Germany, late spring usually is much warmer than the 40-degree days that have greeted fairgoers this year. Snow is almost unheard of. The weather has fluctuated between clouds, bright sunshine, occasional sleet and some rain-sometimes within the span of an hour. The tight security around Obama’s visit also was unprecedented, and it left attendees stranded outside of halls for most of Monday morning, and left several members of the media stranded inside the USA pavilion, where Obama officially opened the fair with German chancellor Angela Merkel. By 11 a.m., though, the show was opened and began to return to its normal pace. And for good measure Tuesday morn
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