The Laipzig Spring Fair opened its doors yesterday (Sunday) to thousands of firms from East and West, as it has been doing for centuries.
GV Futuristic triangular entrance to fair and crowd (2 shots)
GV Int. Fair
SV "Mannesmann" stand and people looking
SV People looking at exhibits
MV Sign "Degussa" TILT DOWN TO exhibit in glass case
MV Stack of steel bars and pipes
GV Krupp stand
MV People looking at exhibits (3 shots)
MV Models of helicopters and TU 144 in Soviet pavilion (3 shots)
SV Erich Henecker and E. German P.M. Willi Stoph and party arriving (2 shots)
SV Soviet ambassador and party
GV Heavy machinery exhibit in fair
SV Man demonstrating hydraulic earth leveller
MV & GV Farm machinery demonstrated and exhibited
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Background: The Laipzig Spring Fair opened its doors yesterday (Sunday) to thousands of firms from East and West, as it has been doing for centuries. It will last until March 23. The 9,500 exhibiting firms come from 67 countries. European firms predominate although this year there was a strong participation from Japanese companies. The spring fair concentrates on machine tools, electronics and data processing equipment.
SYNOPSIS: The Leipzig Spring Fair opened its gates today to thousand of firms from East and West....as it has been doing for centuries. In the past the autumn fair used to be the second in importance...but now a balance has been reached with the Spring fair concentrating on machine tools, electronic and data processing equipment while the autumn fair is predominantly devoted to consumer goods.
More than nine and a half thousand firms from 67 countries are exhibiting at the Spring Fair this year. European concerns predominate, although this year the Japanese companies have doubled their stands. The Soviet Union is also well represented and model of the TU-144 drew wide attention. Herr Willi Stoph, the East German leader was among the first day guests.
Among the developing countries to take part this year is Chile, which recently elected a Marxist Government. It has doubled its exhibition area. But West Germany has the largest quota with 860 exhibitors.