Cancelled: Hannover Messe, Hannover (Jul. 13 - Jul. 17, 2020)

Lead Theme Industrial Transformation

"Industrial Transformation" lead theme shows the way forward amid turbulent times

Update: Hannover Messe cannot take place this year due to the increasingly critical situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. The Hannover region has issued a decree that prohibits the staging of the world's leading tradeshow for industrial technology. From now until the next Hannover Messe in April 2021, a digital information and networking offer will provide exhibitors and visitors with the opportunity for economic policy orientation and technological exchange.

Hannover Messe 2020 will coincide with a period of rapid technological change and political and economic uncertainty. Sporting its 2020-season lead theme of Industrial Transformation and featuring some 6,000 exhibitors, the world’s top trade show for industrial technology will shine a light on the opportunities arising from new technologies, changing buyer behavior and a growing awareness of climate protection.

Hannover Messe’s comprehensive coverage of these technologies and its holistic focus on Industrial Transformation make it the perfect platform for exhibitors from the mechanical engineering industry. "Companies from the mechanical and plant engineering industry want a platform where they can connect with an international industry audience and showcase their strengths as providers of solutions in a digitally integrated production landscape. That’s solutions across entire value chains, from materials procurement to production and logistics, to energy supply, right through to new platform-based sales channels. At the same time, these companies seek inspiration and fresh ideas for the ongoing changes they need to make in their own operations. Hannover Messe meets both of these requirements. As such, it is a unique meeting hub that shows the way forward into the future," said Thilo Brodtmann, CEO of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA).