Hannover Messe 2016
Hannover Messe for integrated industry When Hannover Messe opens its door on 25 April, some 5,000 exhibitors will be ready to give the visitors five action-packed days showcasing the latest technologies for factories and energy systems. In recent years Hannover Messe has become the world’s foremost trade fair in this sector as it continues to pave the way for Industry 4.0.
Messe Managing Board member responsible for Hannover Messe. “This all adds up to promising new partnerships and business models on the road to the next industrial revolution.”
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German chancellor Angela Merkel will open the show together with US President Barack Obama, whose home country is the event’s partner country for this year. It is the latter’s desire to present high-tech offerings ‘Made in the USA’ to the world. Among the US companies that will be present at the fair are big names such as General Electric, Microsoft and IBM. Furthermore, the US-based Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) will be having its first ever display at the Hannover Messe.
In 2016 the Hannover Messe will comprise five different trade fairs ranging from industrial automation, digital factory displays, energy and industrial supply to research and technology. At its core, the fair will deal with topics like energy and environmental engineering, innovative subcontracting solutions, lightweight design and research and development. The whole lineup includes exhibitors from 70 different countries and is the perfect 58 | Issue 37 | April 2016
breeding ground for new ideas and sustainable improvements. “In April, the world’s key drivers of industrial digitalisation will all be in Hannover – among them German specialists from the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering and the electronics industry, as well as leading U.S. software providers and Asian firms also focused on making industrial digitalisation a tangible reality,” remarks Dr. Jochen Köckler as the Deutsche
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