This year’s focal theme at HANNOVER MESSE advocates 'Integrated Industry – Connect & Collaborate'. From April 23-27, 2018, HANNOVER MESSE and CeMAT will run concurrently with a particular emphasis on integration of the supply chain and manufacturing. This theme encompasses the range of Industry 4.0 technology, thinking, and creative applications, which work to achieve efficient manufacturing for businesses through digitized production, integrated energy systems and intelligent logistics solutions.
According to Dr. Jochen Köckler, the CEO of Deutsche Messe AG, the April 2018 event is fully booked, which is a great indication for business. At the Preview, Köckler enthusiastically described how the April event will showcase innovation, international cooperation, and business. “Attendees come to see the latest innovations in manufacturing and industry 4.0,” shared Dr. Köckler, “More than 60% of the exhibitors are international and one third of the visitors will come from abroad.” He went on to describe how the keynote theme “Integrated Industry - Connect and Collaborate” is one that has resonated at Hannover Messe for years. “In 2011 the term industry 4.0 was introduced at Hannover Messe; this year our intention is to continue the story taking Industry 4.0 to the next level,” explained Köckler “We have timely topics including, platforms, joint ventures, machine learning, sensors, and communication.”
Dr. Köckler also went in depth on the topic of “Logistics 4.0 meets Industry 4.0.”, the joint theme of the combined Hannover Messe 2018 and CeMAT. This joint event was fostered because, according to Köckler, “No logistics or manufacturing can exist without energy so the Fair will also have a focus on energy efficiency and protecting the environment.”