Europe's leading meeting place for Linux and Open Source opened its doors on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. From 9 to 12 June, 118 exhibitors have showed the latest trends and developments on the free source system.
As Michael Kleinhenz, member of the extended board of LinuxTag said, "in the long term open source has huge potential for saving costs. Thus it is all the more important to make funds available for research and investment, in order to get even more companies, public authorities and administrations to make use of open source. Open formats which everyone can use free of charge also increase transparency and improve security. More IT decision-makers should take this into account. LinuxTag contributes towards raising awareness of open source even more and thus propelling it even further."
More than three hundred events and 35 key topics such as mobile internet, with a focus on Android and MeeGo, took place and more than 10,000 visitors from around the world attended the trade show.
Messe Berlin, the complex of buildings next to the Olympic Stadium of the capital city of Germany, hosted from June 8 to 9 at Chemspec Europe.
Celebrating 25 years, Chemspec Europe is the must attended event for the fine, custom and specialty chemicals industry.
Chemspec Europe is the only dedicated event for custom, fine and specialty chemicals professionals and end users from biotechnology to pharmaceutical In just two days buying teams from every type of industry sector; customers, distributors, end-users and new prospects met in the venue in order to create connections and new prospective for the market.
"Berlin is a perfect location for this kind of event," explain the organizers, "because Germany is the Europe's largest chemicals market and the third largest chemical producer in the world."
China and Chinese companies, with their innovative and cheaper products, played a major role in the fair.