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ODU Joins Largest Ever U.S. Business Delegation to Influential German Trade Fair

Old Dominion University will be represented as part of the largest-ever U.S. delegation to Hannover Messe, the world's foremost trade fair for industrial technology.

The fair takes place April 25-29, in Hannover, Germany. For the first time in the Fair's history, the United States will be the partner country, a status that provides the more than 390 businesses and organizations in the U.S. delegation an unprecedented opportunity to be prominently featured throughout the event. President Obama will participate in this year's event, themed "Integrated Industry-Discover Solutions." Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will also attend the event.

Representatives from ODUOnline - https://online.odu.edu/ ) and faculty from the Department of Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Engineering (MSVE - https://www.odu.edu/msve ) will exhibit in the Research and Technology Pavilion at the show where attendees can explore hands-on demonstrations in virtual reality and medical applications in modeling and simulation and learn more about the programs offered online at ODU.

"The U.S. business community and the Department of Commerce have a clear message for the world: the United States is open for business. We will demonstrate and deliver on that message at the 2016 Hannover Messe," said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. "We are proud to have some of America's most innovative and forward-thinking higher education institution leaders joining the U.S. delegation at this year's fair."

Old Dominion University i is a major center for research, development, and extensive scientific and technological activity. ODU is a world leader in Modeling and Simulation, with an interdisciplinary approach to M&S in programs online and on-campus at the baccalaureate, masters and Ph.D. levels. Through ODUOnline, the high-quality academics, instructors and student support services from the main campus are available to students anywhere in the world.

Andy Casiello, ODUOnline's associate vice president for distance learning, said, "We are excited to be a part of the first-ever USA Partner Country presence at Hannover Messe. We are looking forward to promoting our new "ODU Online International" operation, while representing the best in higher education at this exciting event."

Hannover Messe typically hosts more than 200,000 attendees from more than 70 countries, including global investors, buyers, distributors, resellers and government officials.

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