Hannover Messe Digital Days to premiere on 14-15 July 2020

Automation & RoboticsEventsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 2/2020 • 22.06.2020

Despite the cancellation of Hannover Messe 2020 due the corona crisis, various web-based services will enable the event’s exhibitors and visitors to exchange information about upcoming economic policy challenges and technological solutions. The topics of digitalization, individualization, climate protection and demographic change will be the focus of the Hannover Messe Digital Days. This new two-day digital event provides an overview of current developments in the fields of industry, energy and logistics and offers orientation for the time during and after the crisis.

Hannover Messe Digital Days start on 14 July with keynotes from business, science and politics as well as panel discussions, live chats, networking and innovation presentations. The speakers will discuss how industrial transformation can succeed and which steps industry must take to recover quickly from the consequences of the shutdown.

“With the Digital Days we are creating an online platform for the entire Hannover Messe community. We had to cancel the show this year due to the corona pandemic, but people still need to learn about the latest technological products and solutions and to talk with experts from all over the world. Because tomorrow’s innovations are only possible when different industries and cultures exchange ideas,” said Dr. Jochen Kueckler, Chairman of the Managing Board, Deutsche Messe.

The Hannover Messe Digital Days revolve around the content of the show. The conference programme focuses on topics such as Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence, smart energy and Logistics 4.0. Exhibitor products and solutions form the second layer of content. Networking also plays a prominent role: all participants can search for suitable business and cooperation partners and contact each other directly using the chat function.

One of the biggest highlights will be the Hermes Award ceremony. For the first time, this internationally coveted technology prize will be awarded digitally. An independent jury, chaired by Prof. Dr. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, decided the three companies nominated for the award are: Friedhelm Loh Group, Schneider Electric and Trumpf Werkzeugmaschinen. The announcement of the winner and the award ceremony will take place as part of the Hannover Messe digital event on 14 July 2020.

Hannover Messe 2020, the leading fair for industrial automation, was originally scheduled to run from 20-24 April, but was postponed to 13-17 July and later canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Hannover Messe 2021 will be held from 12 to 16 April 2021.