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The fight against trade walls is becoming increasingly important
Free market access is vital for the survival of a strong export industry such as mechanical engineering. Despite many obstacles, companies were again able to significantly increase their exports. Increasing protectionism around the globe threatens this success.
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Mechanical engineering is hungry for startups
Creating and conquering future markets with young companies - more and more machine builders are making this their motto. The search for suitable partner companies and cooperation models thus becomes the central task in mechanical engineering. A startup radar serves as an important starting aid.
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Fossil energy sources go, Power-to-X comes
Greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced and fossil fuels must be intelligently replaced. Power-to-X is the solution to many questions relating to the Paris Climate Agreement. Green electricity is turned into synthetic fuels, which are used in numerous industrial applications.
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No climate protection without energy efficiency
On the basis of the Paris Climate Protection Agreement of 2015, the measures taken by individual states to protect the climate are manifold. A basic prerequisite for the successful transformation of energy systems and the achievement of climate targets, however, is energy efficiency - both nationally and internationally.
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Machine Learning - the future for mechanical engineering
The industrial world is in a constant state of change. Machine learning will change mechanical engineering and thus many user industries. Implementation has already begun - now the focus is on concrete application scenarios and their implementation.
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The platform economy needs real team spirit
Digitalisation not only changes production, it also leads to entirely new business models. The platform economy is also anchored in traditional industries such as mechanical engineering. However, success is only possible if this change is not seen as a pure IT project in the company. The platform economy needs real team spirit, the lonely fighter has had its day.
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Industrie 4.0 Requires New Qualifications and Skills
Industrie 4.0 places new demands on the qualifications and skills of employees. The education of engineers at universities, as well as vocational training and continuing education must keep up with technological change and must be adapted. Qualified specialists are more in demand than ever - VDMA is now presenting a target profile for engineers 4.0 for the first time.
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"Industrial Intelligence" - the next big step
Humans and machines are working ever more closely together. “Industrial Intelligence” is the new leitmotif for Hannover Messe. From April 1 to 5, the trade fair will play host to around 6,500 exhibitors, all of whom will display the essential technologies and skills in the mechanical engineering industry - and also what dandelion can be used for.
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The German-Turkish Get Together at the North Rhine-Westphalian joint stand of the Hanover Fair 2019 was entirely devoted to the topic "The Turkish mechanical engineering sector - potentials and opportunities for German-Turkish cooperation".
05.04.2019
Digital change is making great strides, artificial intelligence, machine learning and 5G have shaped this year's Hannover Messe. The medium-sized mechanical engineering industry is a major driving force behind this change, as the development of OPC UA, the world language for machine communication, shows.
04.04.2019
A delegation from the Committee for Economics and Energy of the German Bundestag visited the Hannover Messe at the invitation of the VDMA Capital Office.
03.04.2019
High capacity utilization of surface technology companies. automotive industry, automotive suppliers and metalworking industry as important target industries.
02.04.2019
At the European Political Reception at the Hannover Messe, former Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel demanded more common efforts in Europe - and called to strengthen pro-European forces in the European elections.
01.04.2019
The brochure Mechanical engineering – figures and charts 2019 provides a comprehensive overview of the mechanical engineering industry.
The Cluster of Excellence Internet of Production (IoP) and its network PROTECA (Produktionstechnik Aachen) present in Hannover a current insight into the top research around the topic digitization in production.
26.03.2019
VDMA Compressors, Compressed Air and Vacuum Technology will provide information on "Compressed Air 4.0 / Vacuum 4.0: Predictive and Networked Intelligence" in Hall 26, D17.
25.03.2019
VDMA Startup-Machine brings machine makers together with highlight startups in guided tours at the Hannover Messe. All week long. Register now!
25.03.2019
Over 20 member companies of the VDMA Fuel Cell Working Group will be represented at the hydrogen fuel cells Europe joint stand in Hall 27 of the Hannover Messe from 1 to 5 April 2019.
22.03.2019
Trend scouting, foresight and start-ups - we present the entire Future Business portfolio at the Hannover Messe. Our basis: The VDMA central stand in Hall 8-D10. Lectures in the Forum Motion & Drives Hall 23-B20. Here you will find program and topics.
20.03.2019
Power-to-X: A Contribution to a Sustainable Energy Transition in Europe
19.03.2019
Under the motto "Compressed air 4.0 / vacuum 4.0: predictive and networked intelligence", VDMA Compressors, Compressed Air and Vacuum Technology will be providing information on activities in the field of industry 4.0 and energy efficiency at the information stand in Hall 26, D17.
19.03.2019
Discover the most exciting young companies at the Hannover Messe - we make it possible: with Startup Matchmaking @ young tech enterprises. Here you will find startups that are really relevant for you and fit your needs. Register now!
15.03.2019
On 1 April 2019, visit the panel discussion on "Digital Transformation" at the Hannover Messe between 13:00 and 14:00 (in Hall 8, Industrie 4.0 Forum).
13.03.2019
Today, digitization, networking and artificial intelligence are the drivers of the economic upswing in almost all industries.
Under the motto "New Work - Careers in a changing world", the WoMenPower congress will take place for the 15th time this year on Friday, 27 April 2018, at the Hanover Fair.
28.02.2019
VDMA publication provides overview of important sales sectors
26.02.2019
The Infopoint of VDMA Compressors, Compressed Air and Vacuum Technology at ComVac is located in Hall 26, D17.
26.02.2019
Available on Podigee and Spotify
21.02.2019
Events with participation of the Power Systems trade association at the Hannover Messe 2019
15.02.2019
This year, the focus of VDMA Surface Technology at the joint stand in Hall 5 is clearly on digitisation and OPC UA.
11.02.2019
Mechanical engineering industry benefits from Swedish customers' high standards - Partner country of Hannover Messe focuses on automation and Artificial Intelligence - Export growth of 3.3 percent, large number of branch offices
Press Release on the Digital Factory 2019 Press Roundtable
The German-Turkish get-together at the North Rhine-Westphalia state joint stand at the Hannover Messe offers the opportunity to learn more about the cooperation between North Rhine-Westphalia and Turkey. The event will take place on the stage of the NRW joint stand in Hall 16 Stand A 10. All interested parties are cordially invited to participate! A registration is not necessary.
26 exhibitors from NRW will use the joint state stand in Hall 16 Stand A10 to present their Integrated Automation solutions to a broad international audience.
The Integrated Energy Forum is HANNOVER MESSE's central energy forum for industry and the energy sector.
20.09.2018
Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg will again be represented with a joint stand at the most important industrial trade fair from 1st to 5th April 2019.
Das war die Hannover Messe 2019
Der VDMA auf der Hannover Messe 2019 in bewegten Bildern
Thilo Brodtmann: Hannover Messe 2019
Thilo Brodtmann describes what makes the Hannover Messe a hot spot for cutting-edge technology and why this year's partner country Sweden is so interesting. He also explains why free trade is so important and what mechanical engineering demands from politicians in Berlin and Brussels.
Das war die Hannover Messe 2019
Der VDMA auf der Hannover Messe 2019 in bewegten Bildern
Thilo Brodtmann: Hannover Messe 2019
Thilo Brodtmann describes what makes the Hannover Messe a hot spot for cutting-edge technology and why this year's partner country Sweden is so interesting. He also explains why free trade is so important and what mechanical engineering demands from politicians in Berlin and Brussels.
Mechanical engineering damps expectations
The trade disputes between the world's major economic blocs have lost none of their sharpness or explosiveness in recent months.
VDMA: New concept consolidates Hannover Messe's claim to leadership as the world's leading trade fair for the industry
VDMA supports the new concept of Deutsche Messe AG as conceptual sponsor of Hannover Messe - Focus on industry transformation - More attractiveness and networking for exhibitors and visitors
Dr. Alexander Koldau
Dr. Alexander Koldau
Exhibitions and Export Promotion
+49 151 64 50 19 29
+49 69 6603-2434
Dr. Frank Brückner
Dr. Frank Brückner
VDMA, Kommunikation
+49 171 30 54 136
Sweden: Geographical outsiders, yet leading the way in the digital age
Partner country Sweden is a perfect example of how much industrial companies can benefit from a national digitalization strategy.