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Hannover Fairs USA announces Solutions Theater for IIoT education

Hannover Fairs USA announces Solutions Theater for IIoT education

June 20, 2018 – Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA), the organizer of HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018, announced the Solutions Theater featuring Smart Manufacturing, Predictive Maintenance, and other Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) topics. The education programs and demonstrations will take place from September 10-14 on the HANNOVER MESSE USA trade show floor co-located with IMTS 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago on Level 2 of the Lakeside Building.

Solutions Theater will educate HANNOVER MESSE USA attendees about the latest processes, standards, trends and implementations for the plant floor and beyond. Industry speakers will explain the adoption of IIoT, providing clear details on how to move forward and adapt to the fourth industrial revolution. To drive content for the new Solutions Theater, HFUSA has partnered with innovators and experts in the field, including Bluetooth, German Plattform Industrie 4.0, Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), Manufacturing Leadership Council, Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) and National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to name a few. 

On Monday, September 10, HFUSA will host an opening ceremony in the Solutions Theater, and the German Plattform Industrie 4.0 will hold a special program (in partnership with the IIC, NEMA and Manufacturing Leadership Council): Industrie 4.0 Meets the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).  On Wednesday, September 12, VDMA will host a conference program of morning and afternoon sessions covering smart manufacturing and predictive maintenance.

On Friday, September 14, the Industrial Internet Consortium will host a morning of presentations and panel discussions followed by a networking reception on the trade show floor. IIC discussions will focus on technologies disrupting the manufacturing industry: The Industrial Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, Automation, Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) and Artificial Intelligence. Experts in manufacturing, automation and security will showcase IIC case studies about how new technologies shape machine interoperability, manufacturing quality improvements, real-time control and synchronization of high-performance machines, equipment failure predictions and more.


HANNOVER MESSE USA will be produced alongside IMTS 2018 from September 10-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago. HANNOVER MESSE, the world’s leading industrial technology show launched 70 years ago in Hannover, Germany, and HANNOVER MESSE USA are at the forefront of showcasing innovations in the factory of the future: cobots, industrial energy systems, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrie 4.0 and related applications such as predictive maintenance, more efficient use of raw materials, faster time to market and other trends in industrial manufacturing.

About Hannover Fairs USA

Hannover Fairs USA, Inc. (HFUSA) is the U.S. subsidiary of Hannover, Germany’s Deutsche Messe. Chicago, Illinois-based HFUSA helps U.S. companies expand domestically and internationally through exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at Deutsche Messe’s worldwide portfolio of events.

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