What new will Hannover Messe 2024 offer?

Automation & RoboticsEventsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 4/2023 • 07.11.2023

Hannover Messe, which in 2024 will take place between 22 and 26 April, is responding to changing market requirements with the new Industrial Services exhibition area. German industry is facing ever new challenges in the face of rising energy prices, a shortage of young talent, and increasing bureaucratic hurdles. Companies are outsourcing services so that they can devote their full attention to their own core activities and issues. This is where the new Industrial Services exhibition area comes into play, offering companies from the spheres of maintenance, assembly, recycling, cleaning and industrial logistics the opportunity to showcase their service offerings and products in Hall 11, at the interface between automation and energy topics.


This joint stand will be supported by, among others, VAIS (Association for Plant Engineering and Industrial Services). “Hannover Messe is the leading international trade fair and showcase for the industry. We are pleased that, with the new exhibition area, the importance and role of industrial services as enabler for the industrial transformation in Germany will become more visible. The show offers our members the opportunity to present their solutions to an audience of customers and experts and, in return, to familiarize themselves with the latest technological developments,” said Dr. Dietmar Kestner, Managing Director of VAIS.

The joint stand is likewise interesting for logistics service providers. They are the supply chain’s enablers, alleviating the burden on industry with solutions tailored to specific and varied requirements.


Research and Innovation Summit for the first time

What is the best way for Germany and Europe to ensure prosperity, create value and drive social progress using research and innovation? What are the necessary competencies and catalysts – i.e. critical decision points – and what is the required cooperation between industry and science? How can politics regulate and promote innovation? Where does Europe stand in international AI competition? Prominent guests from business, science, politics and civil society will discuss these and other questions at the Research and Innovation Summit on 22 April 2024 within the framework of Hannover Messe.

The Research and Innovation Summit is organized by the Stifterverband (Association for the Promotion of German Science), the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Expert Commission for Research and Innovation (EFI). It is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Next year’s Summit will be held in cooperation with Hannover Messe. The unique coupling of the world’s leading trade fair for industry with Germany’s leading forum for networking on research and innovation policy will link industry, politics and science even more closely together and send a widely perceptible signal for Germany’s start into a new era and the rapid advancement of its standing as a hub of innovation, organizers state. Leading companies from the fields of mechanical engineering, the electrical engineering and digital industries as well as the energy sector will showcase their innovative products and solutions based on the use of artificial intelligence to promote greater efficiency and product quality at the world’s leading platform for all technologies related to industrial transformation.

Since 2015, influential personalities from business, science, civil society and politics have gathered annually at the Research Summit to find the answers to key issues and challenges in research and innovations policy. In 2024, the Research Summit will be renamed the Research and Innovation Summit due to an expanded range of topics. As an interdisciplinary forum, it promotes dialog and networking and has established itself as a platform for high-level networking on innovations and research policy. Its goal is to strengthen Germany as a venue for innovations-based value creation and scientific breakthroughs.