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Jakarta Post

When hopes spring from Hannover

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, October 19 2019   /  02:01 am

No time to rest: Workers collect tools and machines in a hall at the Hannover exhibition grounds at the conclusion of an international trade show.(JP/Dwi Atmanta)The Indonesian Embassy in Berlin invited a number of journalists, including The Jakarta Post’s Dwi Atmanta, from Sept. 22 to 26 to observe the country’s preparations for its participation as the partner country in the Hannover Messe in April 2020. The autumn winds, precisely as singer Paul Simon wrote, blew chilly and cold in Hannover. Under a morning drizzle, workers were seen moving dozens of giant wooden boxes into container trucks waiting outside giant halls at the city’s fairground.Inside the halls, other workers wrapped up tools, machines and other metal equipment, while on the other side, forklifts and small trucks worked in tandem to collect exhibition panels. All the items belonged to exhibitors participating in t...