Hannover Messe 2020 to focus on the megatrends in industry transformation

Automation & RoboticsEventsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 1/2020 • 23.03.2020

Hannover Messe – one of the most visited and anticipated global industrial trade fairs, this year will focus on the ongoing industrial transformation, showcasing opportunities presented by innovative technologies, growing amounts of data and awareness of climate protection. Among the major focus points of the forum will be the four megatrends changing today’s world – digitalization, individualization, climate protection and demographic change. Hannover Messe’s official Partner Country for 2020 is Indonesia.

Over 5500 companies are expected to showcase their latest products and solutions during the fair. “At Hannover Messe we show how machines, production plants and intralogistics processes can be transitioned to the digital world. Hannover Messe will feature presentations of software solutions for flexible manufacturing and B2B platforms for industry”, the event organizers add.


Thematic scope and highlights

This year’s Hannover Messe will once again feature the 5G testbed infrastructure that premiered last year. Among the main product groups will also be logistics and intralogistics solutions – automated warehouses, software for process control, automated guided vehicles. The forum will also show how production and logistics processes are converging and becoming increasingly interconnected.

The international “Hydrogen+Fuel Cells Europe”, a traditional part of the Hannover fair, is considered a key driver of growth in the hydrogen economy. “This year the group exhibit boasts record participation, with more than 200 exhibiting companies from around the world”, the organizers disclose.

E-mobility infrastructure and related technologies will also be among the major topics of this year’s forum. Exhibiting companies will demonstrate transportation systems and charging technology, electricity network infrastructure, stationary energy storage technologies and other solutions in the field.

By the beginning of March over 230 companies and organizations from the SEE region have registered as exhibitors at Hannover Messe 2020. Among them are: 29 from Bulgaria, 8 from Croatia, 8 from Greece, 9 from Romania, 17 from Slovenia, 3 from North Macedonia and 14 from Serbia. Turkish business traditionally forms the most numerous SEE group. A total of 144 companies and organizations from Turkey will exhibit at this year’s show.


The Preview

Preliminary meeting of specialized press representatives from all over the world with the organizers and some of the most interesting exhibitors at the Hannover Fair 2020 took place on February 12 this year. The aim of the traditional preview of the industry-leading industrial automation show was to give professionals in the field a chance to take a peek into the exhibition halls in advance and get a feel for the latest novelties. As the leading specialized media for industrial automation in Bulgaria,

Engineering Review magazine participated in the event as a media partner.

Among the upcoming fair innovations and high-end technological advances which were highlighted by the preview and are expected to attract specialists’ attention were artificial intelligence, carbon-free manufacturing, digital manufacturing platforms, Industry 4.0, IT security, Logistics 4.0, and so on.


New dates and major focus themes

Hannover Messe 2020 was postponed to the week of 13 to 17 July. “With the July date, we offer our exhibitors the earliest possible time slot to present their innovations to a global audience and to initiate business. Thus the world’s most important industrial trade fair can provide important impetus for the global economy at an early stage”, Dr. Jochen Koeckler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Messe, explains. Predictive maintenance will be a major focus theme at the upcoming edition of the fair. Exhibitors will showcase AI-powered software solutions that predict faults and prevent costly unplanned shutdowns in connected manufacturing plants.

“Predictive maintenance goes hand-in-hand with machine learning because in order to be able to reliably detect potential faults, a predictive maintenance system needs to have prior knowledge of all possible fault situations. Hannover Messe 2020 will have a very strong focus on machine learning”, the organizers from Deutsche Messe add.

Photos: Deutsche Messe