Welcome to the future! Here, automation and artificial intelligence dominate the world of industrial technology like never before. With more than 220,000 visitors from 80 different countries and 6,500 exhibitors from 73 countries, Hannover Messe is undoubtedly the world’s biggest show for industrial technology.
Organised by Deutsche Messe, the mammoth event is scheduled to take place from April 1-5, 2019 in Hannover, Germany. Also, the theme for the 72nd edition of the popular trade fair is ‘Integrated Industry –Industrial Intelligence’ which underlines the growing importance of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the production and energy industries.
Core industrial segments
Hannover Messe 2019 comprises six main exhibit sectors: Integrated Automation, Motion and Drives (automation, power transmission, motion control and fluid technology), Integrated Energy (conventional and renewable energy systems), Digital Factory (software and IT for production), Industrial Supply (subcontractors and lightweight design), ComVac (compressed air and vacuum technology), and Research & Technology (applied research and technology transfer). Key topics run from machine learning, robotics, digitalisation and IT security to sector coupling in the energy industry, supply chain management, lightweight design and e-mobility.
In addition to this, there are also special areas for start-ups and career development. More than 90 conferences and forums will also be hosted at the show. A new highlight for 2019 is the Industrial Pioneers Summit which is expected to take place on April 02. The summit will bring together thought leaders and innovators from all fields to discuss strategies and scenarios for the future of industry, business and society.
Sweden – Partner Country for Hannover Messe 2019
Sweden has been chosen by the mammoth fair as its Partner Country and the Prime Minister of Sweden is also expected to inaugurate the ‘Sweden Pavilion’. The European nation believes that this association will further strengthen the bilateral partnerships that were signed by Sweden and Germany in early 2017. “Hannover Messe is not only an important arena to manifest and strengthen bilateral relations like the German and Swedish partnership for innovation, but also an opportunity to connect with business representatives and media from all over the world,” stated Ulrika Sundberg, Consul General of the Consulate General of Sweden in Mumbai at a recent press conference in India.
Collaboration and team work will be the focus of Sweden’s presence in Hannover in 2019. Sundberg adds, “We see this is an opportunity to display our collaboration model i.e. government, academia and business. This model has been the foundation for many of our partnerships, investments and breakthroughs both in research and innovation. We call this ‘Sweden Co-Lab‘ – innovate with us.” Via its ‘Sweden Co-Lab‘, the European nation will highlight itself as an open and strong collaborative partner committed to innovation. The Swedish Co-Lab Digital Factory will also display a digital journey through Sweden’s state-of-the-art smart industry solutions.
Sweden also has plans to showcase four focal points at the show namely electro mobility, e-health, test facilities for innovation, and the digitalisation of SMEs. The country is currently the number one tech hub in Europe and also the region’s leading country for innovation. It also comprises a thriving start-up scene, being home to companies such as Spotify, Klarna, Truecaller and King. Hence, around 40 highly relevant Swedish start-ups and scale-ups will also attend the Hannover Messe fair.
Sweden’s central pavilion will be situated in Hall 27 and its other technology pavilions can be found in various other sectors of the event.
There are only a few months to go before the world’s biggest industrial technolgy show opens its doors to the world. Make sure you block your dates to witness some of the most stunning innovations of the future. See you there!