If there is one central trend that HANNOVER MESSE is tracking this year, it is the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in factories – and the benefits of this for workers and production.
Add AI to factory machinery and robots, and you get intelligent, versatile tools that make life easier for people. Deutsche Messe's Managing Board Chairman, Dr. Jochen Köckler, said: "For humans, new technologies mean assistance, not competition. This year, HANNOVER MESSE will be showcasing more assistance systems than ever before, including wearable exoskeletons that enable workers to lift and move heavy objects."
From 23 to 27 April, more than 5000 exhibitors from 75 different nations will be presenting technologies for tomorrow's factories and energy systems in an action-packed industrial technology showcase themed ‘Integrated Industry – Connect & Collaborate.’
The rapid move towards smarter, more integrated processes in production is feeding through into the logistics sector in the form of intelligent, connected technologies like robots, drones and voice assistants. These technologies and their transformative effects on logistics will be explored in depth by more than 650 exhibitors at the CeMAT intralogistics show, which this year is being staged in parallel with HANNOVER MESSE.
Integration and interconnectedness are also among the defining themes of the energy and industrial subcontracting sections of HANNOVER MESSE. The subcontractors and suppliers at the Industrial Supply show will focus on themes like innovative lightweight construction and smart materials, while the exhibitors at the Energy show will present power grid technologies for electric mobility and energy efficiency solutions for industrial companies.
Köckler added: "The Energy show will demonstrate how efficient energy use can yield enormous cost savings for industry while making a major contribution to environmental protection.
"HANNOVER MESSE and CeMAT will feature solutions from leading manufacturers of automation, energy and logistics technology, the biggest names in robotics, and global IT and software providers. For five whole days, Hannover will be the global hotspot for the digital transformation of industry."
The official Partner Country of HANNOVER MESSE 2018 is Mexico, and more than 160 Mexican companies and institutions will be using the opportunity to profile their country as a forward-looking, innovative industrial powerhouse. Mexico is also a highly attractive destination for foreign investment – a message that will be championed by a 450-strong Mexican delegation of political and business leaders. The delegation will be headed by Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, who will join his German counterpart, Chancellor Angela Merkel, at HANNOVER MESSE's official Opening Ceremony.
Other high-level political decision-makers expected in Hannover include Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Maros Sefcovic, the Vice President of the European Commission, and Günther Oettinger, the EU Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources.
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