Hannover Messe to Host Delegation of American Manufacturers

  • March 10, 2016
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March 10, 2016 - The strongest delegation of leading American companies, regional economic development organizations (EDOs), academic and research institutions will gather this April at HANNOVER MESSE, the world’s largest industrial technology event, to showcase ground-breaking industrial automation solutions.  More than 5,000 exhibitors and 180,000 industry professionals, political and opinion leaders from around the globe will attend the event from April 25-29 in Hannover, Germany.  

“HANNOVER MESSE highlights game-changing industrial technologies, and this year marks the largest U.S. delegation on the show floor – 374 U.S. companies, EDOs and institutions – in HANNOVER MESSE history,” said President and CEO of Hannover Fairs USA Larry Turner. “The innovations and solutions our companies and universities will demonstrate address pressing problems in the world of advanced manufacturing.”

The complete list of U.S. exhibitors is located at this link: 

HANNOVER MESSE is the premier event for manufacturers looking to enter new markets and create new business opportunities. U.S.-based industry executives and engineers from small and medium-size companies (SMEs) can attend to connect to the latest global innovations and policy discussions. HANNOVER MESSE is the one event in the world where SMEs can easily connect with buyers, partners and investors from across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South America.

Commenting on his company’s continued success attending HANNOVER MESSE, President of Phoenix Contact USA Jack Nehlig said, “HANNOVER MESSE is the one place in the world where you can come face-to-face with the most comprehensive demonstration of trending industrial technologies from around the globe. We never miss the opportunity to both show off our latest solutions to the world and to check out what our global competitors are launching. Any U.S. based company, small or large, that wants to ramp up its global connections should visit HANNOVER MESSE every year.”

This year also marks the first time that the United States was awarded Partner Country status and a sitting U.S. president will open the event. President Obama’s attendance at HANNOVER MESSE is attracting outstanding participation from the global business press and foreign delegations.  For the world’s single largest manufacturing economy, it is significant that the U.S. was awarded this honor.

“HANNOVER MESSE is a perfect platform for small to medium-size manufacturers looking to reach potential global buyers, partners and investors,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary for U.S. Operations for the Department of Commerce Antwaun Griffin.  “This is a great show to connect to the latest digital manufacturing trends, and to meet some of the strongest companies and innovators in the United States and around the world. I strongly encourage all U.S.-based manufacturing executives and engineers to visit the show this April,” Griffin added.

To further promote the United States Partner Country status at HANNOVER MESSE 2016, U.S. pavilions will be located in each of the five distinct industrial areas on the show floor. The five key topic areas include: Research & TechnologyIndustrial AutomationIndustrial SupplyDigital Factoryand Energy.

Joining American business and other industrial tech leaders on the show floor will be founding members of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) - AT&T, GE, IBM and Intel. The IIC was formed to bring together industry players - corporations, academia and governments - to accelerate the development, adoption and widespread use of industrial internet technologies. Select IIC members will be exhibiting at HANNOVER MESSE 2016.


The world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology runs from April 25-29, 2016 in Hannover, Germany. HANNOVER MESSE 2016 features five parallel trade fairs: Industrial Automation, Digital Factory, Energy, Industrial Supply, and Research & Technology. The core topics for 2016 are industrial automation and IT, energy and environmental engineering, innovative subcontracting solutions and lightweight design, and research and development. The United States of America is Partner Country of HANNOVER MESSE 2016.

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