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HANNOVER MESSE: an action-packed showcase of Industry 4.0, AI and 5G technologies

29 March 2019

HANNOVER MESSE 2019 will show the path ahead to tomorrow’s factories with in-depth coverage of Industry 4.0 technologies, artificial intelligence, 5G, lightweight construction and the future of work. Sporting a significantly enlarged conference program, it will also be a major dialogue hub for forward thinkers from industry and government. 

Hannover. HANNOVER MESSE, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology, is heading into its 2019 opening day in very strong form. Over five days, from 1 to 5 April, it will feature 6,500 companies from 75 nations. Global corporations, mid-size companies and startups – they will all be there to present their solutions for industrial production and tomorrow’s sustainable energy supply systems. HANNOVER MESSE 2019 will be formally opened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in partnership with Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden, as the nation being honored as this year’s Partner Country.

“HANNOVER MESSE is the only platform worldwide that provides a holistic, integrated perspective on the key themes and trends shaping the future of industry,” said Dr. Jochen Köckler, chairman of the Managing Board of the show’s organizer, Deutsche Messe. “Only at HANNOVER MESSE can visitors from the manufacturing industries and the energy sector gain such a comprehensive overview of the application scenarios and potential of Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence, 5G and Smart Energy.”

HANNOVER MESSE 2019 will be devoting considerable attention to the new opportunities and possibilities opened up by the use of artificial intelligence in industrial production. This is heralded by the show’s lead theme, “Industrial Intelligence” – the banner under which companies from all around the world will showcase more than 100 application examples of machine learning. “Artificial intelligence is the heart of Industry 4.0,” remarked Köckler. “The ability it gives us to analyze vast amounts of data and arrive at informed decisions is what makes customized mass production possible,” he added, putting the focus on developments like collaborative human-robot workstations in which robots assist their human counterparts and enable them to concentrate on tasks that require higher cognitive ability.

This year, for the first time, HANNOVER MESSE will feature a large-scale 5G testbed. Network equipment providers and users will use the testbed to demonstrate the kinds of functionality that the new mobile telephony standard will be able to deliver. Köckler: “The ability to transfer large volumes of data in real time while maintaining high standards of data security is absolutely fundamental to the digital integration of industry. In Hall 16, we and our technology partners from Nokia and Qualcomm will be building a real, functional 5G network.” The network will comprise eight showcases, all connected via the 5G standard, with highlights including industrial robots managed and controlled via 5G and a model automotive production plant. Köckler: “The world has never seen such a diverse range of 5G industrial use examples in a real, working 5G network, all under one roof.”

HANNOVER MESSE – Get new technology first!

HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. With its core focus on “Industrial Intelligence”, it covers the full range of digitization solutions for tomorrow’s manufacturing and energy systems. HANNOVER MESSE will next be held in 2019, when it will feature six parallel shows – IAMD (Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives), Digital Factory, Integrated Energy, Industrial Supply, ComVac and Research & Technology – as well as special showcases for startups and career starters, plus over 90 conferences and forums. HANNOVER MESSE 2019 will run from 1 to 5 April 2019 in Hannover, Germany, and will put the spotlight on Sweden as its official Partner Country.

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