Preparation for the opening of Cebit was well underway on Sunday, a couple of days before the doors officially open.

The fair, Europe's largest IT event, will kick-off with signs of recession evident. The number of exhibitors this year will be around 4,300, the lowest in a decade as companies slash marketing expenditures.

The number represents a 26 percent drop from last year and is a little over half the 8,000 companies that turned up during the show's peak in 2001.

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CeBIT 2009