On October 24 2019, “HANNOVER MESSE 2020 Preview (China)” was held in Shanghai New International Expo Centre during CeMAT ASIA 2019 exhibition. Key speakers include Dr. Jochen Köckler, Managing Board Chairman of Deutsche Messe AG (organizer of HANNOVER MESSE); Deny W. Kurnia, Consul General of Indonesia in Shanghai and Gary Liu, Managing Director of Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd. The topic was focus on the latest HANNOVER MESSE

Organized by Deutsche Messe AG, the annual industrial mega-show in Hannover will be back on 20–24 April 2020 at the Hannover Exhibition Center.

Industry is evolving rapidly in the age of digital transformation and so is HANNOVER MESSE. In 2020, the show will strengthen its position as the world’s number one industrial show with a strategically updated exhibition program that features new display areas and a new hall plan.

“HANNOVER MESSE enjoys an unrivalled reputation globally,” said Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the Managing Board of Deutsche Messe. “To further strengthen the HANNOVER MESSE brand, we are integrating all individual tradeshow brands into the umbrella brand HANNOVER MESSE. We have a new site layout that stimulates growth in participation as well as further development of HANNOVER MESSE as the driver of industrial transformation.”

The HANNOVER MESSE Exhibitor Advisory Committee fully endorses the plan. According to committee Chairman Friedhelm Loh, “We completely support these measures for the ongoing development of HANNOVER MESSE. They ensure that HANNOVER MESSE maintains its reputation as the premier showcase for Germany’s innovative industrial spirit, both today and in the age of digital and industrial transformation.”

As Industrie 4.0 drives the convergence of production and logistics, Deutsche Messe – in close consultancy with industry stakeholders – is incorporating the intralogistics topics covered by CeMAT into HANNOVER MESSE, so that logistics is a pillar of the new format.

The new format also brings greater clarity to the role that HANNOVER MESSE will play in the years to come. “Under the lead theme of ‘Industrial Transformation’, our exhibitors will present the future of manufacturing in the age of Industrie 4.0, artificial intelligence and 5G and highlight the benefits of highly automated material flow,” remarked Köckler.

The revamped HANNOVER MESSE features seven display categories that cover the topics that were until now branded as separate tradeshows.

Future Lab in Halls 21 and 24 focus on R&D, startups, emerging technologies, innovation culture, and the future of work. Köckler: “We created a hotspot for innovations in the northwestern quadrant of the site – a place where startups cross paths with research institutes, and where large companies meet young talent and unconventional thinkers. Future Lab looks at the future of industry.”

Automation, Motion & Drives in Halls 2 to 13 covers factory, process and energy automation; mechanical and electrical power transmission and fluid power; robotics; industrial sensor technology and image processing; transformers; energy management; logistics automation; and warehousing technology. “Automation is fundamental to the comprehensive integration of industry,” said Köckler. “HANNOVER MESSE’s automation content fills the entire eastern and southern sections of the site, covering everything of importance to industrial transformation while at the same time ensuring an optimal flow of visitor traffic and maximum convenience for solution seekers.”

Digital Ecosystems in Halls 14 to 17 focuses on digital integration and applications for industry, encompassing such topics as business software, PLM, MES, logistics IT, digital platforms and cloud solutions, IT security, augmented and virtual reality, energy management solutions, artificial intelligence and 5G infrastructure. Köckler: “Digital technologies are vital to the transformation of industry. They feed into all other areas of HANNOVER MESSE and will therefore feature prominently at the heart of the site from 2020 on.”

The showcases dedicated to technologies for the supply of energy, particularly electrical energy, to industrial plants and connected mobility infrastructure will be concentrated at Energy Solutions in Halls 11, 12, 13 and 27. Specifically, this section focuses on electricity generation and transmission, power, heat and cooling supply technologies, and electric-vehicle infrastructure.

In even years, Logistics in Halls 2, 3 and 4 encompasses material flow and warehousing technology; warehouse and factory equipment; industrial trucks and accessories; automated guided vehicles; packaging technology; and logistics services. However, HANNOVER MESSE will feature topics such as logistics automation and digital logistics on an annual basis within other sections.

Future-defining themes such as lightweight construction, additive manufacturing, surface technology, material-specific components, fastening systems and engineering services are found at Engineered Parts in Halls 19, 20, 22, and 23.

Compressed Air & Vacuum Technology in Hall 26 presents compressed air and vacuum technology in the odd years.

The new format will also make it possible to group exhibitors in mutually beneficial ways, while at the same time creating new community-building opportunities. This also means that visitors will find it easier than ever to pinpoint the solution providers relevant to their specific needs and interests.

Partner Country at HANNOVER MESSE 2020 is Indonesia

Indonesia will be Partner Country at HANNOVER MESSE 2020. From 20 to 24 April 2020, one of the largest manufacturing economies in Asia takes center stage at the world’s leading tradeshow for industrial technology. Indonesia is by far the largest economy within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The archipelagic country aspires to become a global top ten economy by 2030.

Indonesia is working to become Southeast Asia’s biggest digital economy by 2020. The “Making Indonesia 4.0” initiative was developed to revitalize the Indonesian manufacturing sector through the adoption of Industrie 4.0. It focuses on five sectors for the initial implementation: food and beverage, textiles, automotive, chemicals, and electronics. The Indonesian government is currently developing incentives for companies that deploy Industrie 4.0. Besides accelerating the adoption of Industrie 4.0 technology, Indonesia is concentrating on building a digital economy. A strong vocational education program should provide workers with the necessary skills.

“Integrating the ‘Making Indonesia 4.0’ initiative into the national agenda is critical to Indonesia, because manufacturing is the key economic driver and contributes more than 20 percent of GDP – the largest share among all sectors. As Partner Country of HANNOVER MESSE 2020 we will introduce the “Making Indonesia 4.0″ roadmap to the world and seek investments to upgrade manufacturing capabilities and develop a digital infrastructure,” said Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Industry, Republic of Indonesia, at the ceremony.

“Indonesia is an emerging economic power in Southeast Asia with strength in the manufacturing and energy industries. We are confident that this diverse country will use its opportunities as partner country of HANNOVER MESSE and present itself as a reliable and cooperative investment location,” said Köckler. “We are currently expanding our engagement in Southeast Asia, for example with the new tradeshows Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC in Singapore and CEBIT ASEAN Thailand in Bangkok. Since 2015, we operate the Indonesia Convention Exhibition in Jakarta.”

HANNOVER MESSE to host GMIS in 2020

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit will stage its third edition from 20 to 21 April 2020 at HANNOVER MESSE – the world’s leading industrial technology show – in Hannover, Germany. For 2020, the core theme is promoting global adoption of modern manufacturing technologies and standards to improve sustainability.

GMIS was established in 2015 as an industry association to build bridges between manufacturers, governments and NGOs, technologists, and investors in harnessing the potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to transform manufacturing and support the regeneration of the global economy. A joint initiative by the United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), GMIS is a platform that presents the manufacturing sector with an opportunity to contribute towards global good, acting as a tool for global cooperation and collaboration, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the Managing Board, Deutsche Messe AG, remarked, “Manufacturing is a big part of the global economy, not only as a generator of capital, but also as an important source of jobs and taxes. Digitalization and globalization, however, are challenging manufacturers to adapt at an increasingly rapid pace. We are pleased to welcome the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit to HANNOVER MESSE in 2020, because it addresses exactly these topics.”

Following its successful debut 2019, the Industrial Pioneers Summit will be entering its second season HANNOVER MESSE in April of 2020. Some 300 participants from around the world are expected to attend the event on 22 April 2020 being staged under the tagline “Industrial Transformation”.