Christmasworld is the largest trade fair for Christmas articles in the world. In 2012 it attracted more than 31,000 visitors and was attended by some 900 exhibitors.
Textile simulation may be in its infancy, but it can make complex clothing, including wrinkles, on real-time digital models. And the software's got larger implications beyond mere fashion.
The EU is one of the largest donors of development aid, but these policies have not played much of a role in the European election campaign. Economic interests, meanwhile, are jeopardizing its effectiveness.
What will the factories of the future look like? Will human beings still have a role on production lines? Such questions are being asked at the world’s largest industrial trade show in Hanover.
On 1 May 2004, ten eastern European countries joined the EU. A decade later, Made in Germany examines the consequences of the expansion.
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