With Hannover Messe just around the corner, the lead theme has been announced as Integrated Industry – Industrial Intelligence, for the event that is the home of industrial pioneers. Nowadays as Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence (AI), additive manufacturing and cobots are terms thrown about in everyday life, so Hannover Messe has taken this on board and decided to deliver insights of these topics throughout.
Another major part of the show will be showing how man and machine will be working together during the next stage of the digital transformation. Marco Siebert, Director of International Relations at Deutsche Messe, stated: “Hannover is all about changing the face of the future, with a focus on software integration and what the future will hold.”
By integrating industry sectors, this year will see new themes of cobots and AI running throughout the sectors. The 2019 programme features six main exhibit sectors: Integrated Automation, Motion and Drives (automation, power transmission, motion control and fluid technology), Integrated Energy (conventional and renewable energy systems), Digital Factory (software and IT for production), Industrial Supply (subcontractors and lightweight design), ComVac (compressed air and vacuum technology), and Research & Technology (applied research and technology transfer).
This interesting development with topics shows a real network, Siebert explained. “It’s a new face of Hannover Messe, and over the next few years we will make even more changes because it doesn’t make sense to keep things separate.”
Live presentations are a big feature of the upcoming show, and having demos from machines and robots is something that will never change. This year importance has been placed on showing how humans and machines can work together, this is a huge driving point for Hannover Messe as it shows that innovation is moving forward and the show allows such a range of innovative demos to be on display.
It is important as the networking of people, machines and data is created through common platforms where they exchange and multiply their knowledge.
It has also been announced that this year’s partner country will be Sweden, which aims to strengthen even further the relationship between Sweden and Germany, and highlight the importance of startups to Sweden.
Magnus Stuxberg, Minister Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Sweden in London commented: “Sweden is keen to highlight the theme of co-lab which means innovating together, and shows a clear message of coming together, for everyone but also for startups and the help they need to progress.”
“Sweden is an economic power, its workforce is well-educated and innovative, and it is a leader in digital transformation – perfect attributes for our Partner Country in 2019,” said Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Messe. “With world-leading companies such as ABB, Atlas Copco, Electrolux, Ericsson, SKF, Trelleborg, and Vatenfall as well as a vibrant start-up scene and welcoming business environment, Sweden is sure to be a big hit at HANNOVER MESSE next year.”