2015 CeBIT kicks off in Germany

CeBIT, the world's largest tech fair, has kicked off in Hanover, Germany. With China as this year's CeBIT partner, the event runs through 20 March.
466415960.jpg
1 of 8
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the opening ceremony of the 2015 CeBIT technology trade fair on March 15, 2015 in Hanover, Germany. China is this year's CeBIT partner. CeBIT is the world's largest tech fair and will be open from March 16 through March 20. (Getty Images)
466412062.jpg
2 of 8
Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma presents a new facial recognition feature of the Alibaba portal as he speaks at the opening ceremony of the 2015 CeBIT technology trade fair on March 15, 2015 in Hanover, Germany. China is this year's CeBIT partner. CeBIT is the world's largest tech fair and will be open from March 16 through March 20. (Getty Images)
466411780.jpg
3 of 8
Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma presents a new facial recognition feature of the Alibaba portal as he speaks at the opening ceremony of the 2015 CeBIT technology trade fair on March 15, 2015 in Hanover, Germany. China is this year's CeBIT partner. CeBIT is the world's largest tech fair and will be open from March 16 through March 20. (Getty Images)
466412250.jpg
4 of 8
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gives a televized address at the opening ceremony of the 2015 CeBIT technology trade fair on March 15, 2015 in Hanover, Germany. China is this year's CeBIT partner. CeBIT is the world's largest tech fair and will be open from March 16 through March 20. (Getty Images)
466408490.jpg
5 of 8
(L-R) Minister-President of Lower Saxony, Stephan Weil, German Education Minister Johanna Wanka, Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, the president of the branch association Bitkom, Dieter Kempf, and the mayor of Hanover, Stefan Schostok, attend the official opening of the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover, central Germany, on March 15, 2015. The CeBIt runs from March 16 till 20. (AFP/Getty Images)
466408204.jpg
6 of 8
Artists perform at the official opening of the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover, central Germany, on March 15, 2015. The CeBIt runs from March 16 till 20. (AFP/Getty Images)
466408220.jpg
7 of 8
Artists perform at the official opening of the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover, central Germany, on March 15, 2015. The CeBIt runs from March 16 till 20. (AFP/Getty Images)
466384192.jpg
8 of 8
An robot installation is pictured at the booth of Deutsche Telekom at the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover on March 15, 2015. The CeBIt runs from March 16 till 20. (AFP/Getty Images)