- April 11, 2019
Roughly 6,500 exhibitors from around the world presented solutions for the future of manufacturing and energy supply, including more than 500 examples of the deployment of artificial intelligence in industrial manufacturing, 5G applications, and solutions for the energy and mobility transitions.
April 11, 2019 - Make digital transformation tangible – that was what HANNOVER MESSE 2019 promised. After five days, the organizers announced a positive result. Artificial intelligence in industry and robotics, the potential of 5G mobile communications standard for industrial applications, lightweight design, and the future of work in a time of increasing digitalization were this year’s most important topics at the tradeshow for industrial technology.
Roughly 6,500 exhibitors from around the world presented solutions for the future of manufacturing and energy supply, including more than 500 examples of the deployment of artificial intelligence in industrial manufacturing, 5G applications, and solutions for the energy and mobility transitions. Robotics was also a major draw for visitors. Leading robot manufacturers and robotics startups demonstrated real-world applications for all industry sectors. With 160 exhibiting companies, Partner Country Sweden stood out as a high-tech nation.
Nearly 40 percent of the show’s 215,000 attendees came from abroad. The top visitor countries after Germany were China (7,200), the Netherlands (5,900), Italy (3,400) and the USA (3,400). Partner Country Sweden contributed 2,600 visitors.
Another critical factor for integrated manufacturing is the ultrafast 5G mobile telecommunications standard, and this year’s HANNOVER MESSE generated some real momentum in this area.
As a major premiere, the show’s technology partners Nokia and Qualcomm treated visitors to the first-ever 5G test environment. This enabled both solution providers and potential users to demonstrate and try out the potential of this new mobile telecommunications standard for industrial applications.
The 5G premiere at HANNOVER MESSE also marked the start of Deutsche Messe’s “smart venue” initiative, which over the course of the next several months will turn the Hannover Exhibition Center into the world’s first tradeshow venue with fully operational 5G technology.
In an array of HANNOVER MESSE forums and conferences, experts from industry, government and the R&D community stimulated fruitful dialogue on topics such as Industry 4.0, AI and the future of work. Among the supporting program’s popular highlights were the Lightweighting Summit organized by the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the Future of Work in Industry congress and the Industrial Pioneers Summit.
Staged under the motto “ weden Co-Lab , Sweden’s Partner Country showcase was all about innovation and collaboration.
In an age of digital transformation, HANNOVER MESSE is also evolving. Thanks to a strategic retooling, including a rebranding, new thematic approach and new physical layout of the showgrounds. HANNOVER MESSE is preparing to underscore its role as the world’s leading industrial technology showcase.
Featuring seven main display categories, the updated format will set the stage for further growth in the core segments of industry, energy and logistics.
The next HANNOVER MESSE will run from 20 to 24 April 2020, with Indonesia as the official Partner Country.Learn More
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