Hannover Messe abuzz with Industry 4.0 and Partner Country USA

This year’s Hannover Messe attracted over 190 000 visitors (up from 175 000 in 2014 as the last event of comparable scope) intent on future-proofing their operations and investing in state-of-the-art technology. More than 50 000 of them came from abroad – an increase of some 25 % over 2014. Attendance from the USA and China soared to record heights. Roughly 5000 American visitors came to Hanover. With 6000 visitors coming from China, the People’s Republic once again topped the list among foreign nations, second only to Germany as the host country. The visitor tally for the rest of Europe was 3000.

Industry initiatives from Germany, the USA, China, Japan and the EU have come together to embark on a shared journey into the digital future. An excellent example was the “Industrie 4.0 Meets the Industrial Internet” forum, which attracted more than 8000 attendees eager to catch up on the latest technologies, standards and business models for integrated industry.

The trade fair featured many real-world application scenarios with smart technology for the world of manufacturing, thus making Industrie 4.0 a tangible experience. The solutions on display ranged from retrofits of individual machines right on up to full production-line integration, complete with data capture and analysis in the cloud.

Another keynote theme of this year’s event was “Integrated Energy – the ­Energy System of the Future”. Displays there covered the complete supply chain in the energy industry – from generation, transmission, distribution and storage to alternative mobility solutions. These displays were anchored by a special display called the “Integrated Energy Plaza”, presenting a unique interactive model of a complete regenerative energy circuit.

The Industrial Supply show at Hannover Messe confirmed that Industrie 4.0 is also becoming a routine requirement for today’s industrial suppliers. Other key themes in this category included new materials and lightweight design. Trade visitors were treated to a wide range of design ideas and lightweight design components made out of plastic, composites or steel.

Meanwhile, “Young Tech ­Enterprises” – a brand-new showcase at Hannover Messe – made clear that, apart from IT, there are also strong incentives for startups in industry.

The next Hannover Messe will be staged from 24.04.-28.04.2017, with ­Poland to be featured as its official Partner Country.



Related articles:

Issue 2017-6 HANNOVER MESSE 2017

“More attendees, more solutions, more international!”

Of the show’s 225000 attendees (up from 217000 in 2015 as the most recent comparable event), more than 75000 came from abroad. The largest number of foreign visitors came from China (9000), followed...


Hannover Messe USA to premier in Chicago September 2018

Hannover Messe is the world-renowned trade show brand synonymous with industrial innovation, key trends and business leads. The event has long made a name for itself as a global hotspot for Industry...

Issue 2017-4 24.04.–28.04.2017, HANOVER/GERMANY

Hannover Messe 2017: Adding value with Industry 4.0

Hannover Messe, which runs from 24 to 28 April 2017, will sport a rich array of highlights, including a record 500-plus Industry 4.0 applications, self-learning robots with near-human touch...

Issue 2016-1-2 25.04.?–?29.04.2016, HANOVER/GERMANY

The age of Integrated Industry begins at Hannover Messe 2016

“Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions” is the lead theme of Hannover Messe 2016, which takes place from 25.04.-29.04.2016. The digitalization of factories and energy systems is the foremost...


Deutsche Messe announces Hermes Award 2018

For the 15th time, Deutsche Messe is offering the Hermes Award – one of the world’s most coveted technology prizes, the competition for which is open to companies and institutions who are exhibiting...