Techies won’t want to miss CeBIT, a trade show billed as the world’s foremost platform for the digitalization of business, public administration and society, which takes place in Hanover March 14-18.

CeBIT covers all aspects of the digital transformation. For the first time, the show will feature a central hub dedicated to drone technology and the resulting new business models. Switzerland is this year’s partner country, and many of its businesses and institutions boast a strong presence there. Guests include include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who plans to tour the show on March 15.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at Hanover’s Exhibition Grounds. Adult day tickets cost 25 euros ($27.10) at the door; a full-event ticket for entry on all days costs 60 euros. Entry is restricted to those ages 16 and over; bring valid ID if your age is in doubt. Find out more at

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