EMO Hannover 2017 – supporting events address trends for production technology

EMO Hannover 2017 – supporting events address trends for production technology
From 18 to 23 September 2017, the EMO Hannover will once again be opening its doors

London, May 2017  From 18 to 23 September 2017, the EMO Hannover, the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector, will once again be opening its doors. It’s the biggest international meeting point themed around metal. Manufacturers from all over the world will, under the motto of “Connecting systems for intelligent production”, be showcasing their products, solutions and services for mastering the challenges involved in industrial production operations during the ongoing decade.

The EMO Hannover is not only the most important meeting point for all players in the metalworking sector, both manufacturers and users. It’s traditionally also an innovation forum and a trend-setter. This is why it addresses the important issues in the world of metalworking, and drives them forward

Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director at the EMO’s organiser, the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), Frankfurt am Main, Germany, speaking at the EMO’s press conference in London on 09 May 2017

A wide and varied supporting programme will in 2017 once again be addressing both technical and commercial issues.

Special show on Industry 4.0

EMO Hannover 2017 – supporting events address trends for production technologyThe megatrend of networking is the major focus at the EMO Hannover 2017, not least in a special show called the “Industry 4.0 Area”, organised by the German Konradin Media Group. The Industry 4.0 Area sees itself as a platform for mutual professional feedback between experts within the international community, and builds bridges between the academic world and the people on the shop floor. University and Fraunhofer institutes specialising in production technology will be presenting the status of their researches, while representatives of the industrial sector will be showing solutions for how to implement these in practice.

The programme includes both initiatives of the German states and international activities, such as the German Industry 4.0 Platform, the Industrial Internet Consortium from the USA, the Alliance Industrie du Futur from France, Made in China 2025, the Industrial-Value-Chain-Initiative from Japan and others. The initiatives are currently putting together their work programmes, and are looking for cooperation partners. The German Industry 4.0 Platform, for instance, has already got together with the Americans, the French, the Chinese and the Japanese. The special show is rounded off by a lecture forum, in which eminent academics can present their latest findings and firms can showcase their corporate capabilities.

Enterprise Europe Network

EMO Hannover 2017 – supporting events address trends for production technology

Once again, the Enterprise Europe Network will be organising meetings for entrepreneurs at the EMO Hannover 2017. During the run-up to the fair, the online platform will already be brokering suitable discussion partners for defined topics. Thanks to the mutual interests involved, these meetings are fruitful and efficient. This, at least, was the verdict of the participants in the entrepreneur meetings held in 2013. Back then, 315 participants from 287 firms and 28 different countries attended more than 600 meetings brokered by the Enterprise Europe Network. They anticipated numerous alliances and orders as a result.

Trendsetter for international production technology

“For the EMO Hannover, there will once again be an interesting and comprehensive programme of supporting events,” Wilfried Schäfer promises. “It will offer many visitors and exhibitors relevant tie-ins with the ongoing topics and discussions in their own companies,” he adds. The EMO sets the trends for production technology in the years ahead, he continues. This applies both for machine tool technology and for developments in terms of strategies and markets. Topics and trends initiated at the EMO Hannover will still be subjects for detailed discussion many weeks and months after the event’s conclusion.

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