Mar 27, 2018

Industry players from around the world come to attend Hannover Messe in high numbers. This year too, the event expects the footfall to be roughly 220,000. One of the largest trade fairs for industrial technology in the world – Hannover Messe will be held from April 23–27, 2018 at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds in Hannover, Germany. The theme for this year is ‘Integrated Industry – Connect & Collaborate’ and the exhibition grounds are divided into six core events – Integrated automation, motion and drives; Digital factory; Energy; Industrial supply; Research and technology; and CeMAT.

Core events

‘Integrated automation, motion and drives’ is the leading show for integrated automation, industrial IT, power transmission and control and will be held in Halls 8, 9, 11, 12, 14–17, 22, 23. More than 2,000 exhibitors will be showcasing their innovations and 9,000 plus products are expected to be displayed at this show. ‘Digital factory’ will be positioned in Halls 6–8 where visitors can find integrated processes and IT solutions displayed by more than 590 exhibitors and also have a look at the 1,600 plus products showcased at the event.

The show for integrated energy systems and mobility – ‘Energy’ is expected to host more than 1,800 exhibitors and display 6,400 plus products and will be hosted in Halls 11–13, 27, FG. Next in line is the ‘Industrial Supply’ event which will be held in Halls 3–5. The event for innovative subcontracting solutions and lightweight construction will comprise more than 1,800 exhibitors and present 5,700 plus products. ‘Research & Technology’ is the show for R&D and technology transfer that will have 700 plus exhibitors, showcase more than 1,500 products and will be exhibited in Hall 2.


Hannover Messe 2018 will co-stage with CeMAT – the leading trade show for intra logistics and supply chain management across the globe at the same venue. The collaboration will bring in more business opportunities for exhibitors and visitors. The show will be held in Halls 19–21, 24, 26, FG and Pavilions 32–35.  

Useful information for visitors

Keeping in mind the high footfalls, Hannover Messe has provided some useful links for visitors so that their trip to the fair is convenient and hassle free.

Tickets: Purchase your ticket online by logging onto:

Travel: Whether you are travelling by rail, air or roadways, one can find useful tips and information here:

Stay: Hannover Marketing & Tourism (HMTG) is Deutsche Messe’s exclusive partner for accommodations at Hannover. Click on to get the best deals.

Services at the show: Hannover Messe offers numerous on-site services to make its visitors’ trip as successful as possible. Log onto for more details.

App: One can also make use of the app and website to plan their visit in advance. Browse through to know more.

Hannover Messe is the place to be in order to explore new business opportunities and stay updated on the latest happenings in the industry.


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