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Ladies and Gentlemen, Colleagues and Collaborators,
I am delighted to welcome you all, as exhibitors and participants, to the stand of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) at Hannover Messe. I congratulate you all for your participation in this important event. Many of you have traveled long distances to be here and to promote your joint work with UNIDO, which serves to remind us all of the importance of our work and collaboration.