Mar 27, 2018

Hannover Messe 2018, one of the largest trade fairs for industrial technology across the globe 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 show is expected to attract 5,000 exhibitors, 220,000 visitors, more than 150 speakers and hold 1,400 plus events at its venue.

The mammoth event is hosting five trade shows on one single platform and will cover a full range of technical innovations throughout the whole value chain – from automation to supplier solutions. This makes it a ‘must go to’ event as it enables industry players to network with the who’s who of the industry and also stay updated on the latest groundbreaking technologies in the market.

Five core trade shows

The five core trade shows including integrated automation, motion and drives; Digital factory; Energy; Industrial supply; and Research and technology will be highlighted at Hannover Messe 2018.  

Integrated automation, motion and drives: This is the leading trade show for integrated automation, industrial IT, power transmission and control. More than 2,000 exhibitors will be showcasing their innovations and 9,000 plus products are expected to be displayed at this show. A broad range of forums, conferences and special events such as the ‘Robotics, Automation and Vision Application Park’; ‘Industrie 4.0 Meets Industrial Internet Forum’; ‘Robotics Award’; etc. will also be held in this segment for the benefit of industry players.    

Digital factory: The leading fair for integrated processes and IT solutions will welcome 590 plus exhibitors and showcase more than 1,600 products. At Digital Factory, one can discover IT solutions that enable the exchange of data between development, production, and distribution. The trade fair also showcases software for virtual product development, for production planning and control, and for predictive analysis. And it explores concepts that enable the secure distribution of mass data in digital factories. The ‘Additive Manufacturing’ display along with the ‘International MES Conference’ are some of the special attractions of this show.

Energy: The show for integrated energy systems and mobility is expected to host more than 1,800 exhibitors and display 6,400 plus products. At the Energy trade fair, industry players meet solution providers and decision makers in politics and economics. Together, they discuss how to lead a successful energy transition, how to develop the charging infrastructure of tomorrow, and how industrial companies can significantly cut costs by using energy more efficiently.

Industrial Supply: The event for innovative subcontracting solutions and lightweight construction will host 1,800 plus exhibitors and present more than 5,700 products. Suppliers are a key driver of industrial digitization. After all, the smart factory can only be as smart as its individual components and systems. With their innovative solutions, suppliers are becoming increasingly involved – both physically and digitally – in adding value to their customers’ business. From materials and processes to key topics such as lightweight construction – at the Industrial Supply trade fair, international suppliers exhibit the entire range of solutions and present themselves as reliable development partners. Some of the special displays that will be held in the fair include ‘Integrated Lightweight Plaza’ and ‘Highlights@Industrial Supply’.

Research & Technology: The show for R&D and technology transfer will have 700 plus exhibitors and showcase more than 1,500 products. Here ideas from visionary researchers become real-life applications. Experts in science and economics provide an insight into what the industry could look like in the future – and which solutions are about to hit the market. From cognitive systems for quality inspection to completely new methods of production, at Research & Technology you will find the solutions that will shape the industry of tomorrow. ‘Night of Innovations’ and ‘tech transfer’ are a few of the special segments at the event.

With so much to explore at one single venue, one cannot afford to miss it. Book your tickets now!


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