09:00 - 10:00 Uhr
VDMA Press Conference
CC Convention Center, Room 13/14 (VDMA-Arena)
The machine manufacturers set the tone with the first press conference on the first day of the Hanover Fair.
- VDMA President Carl Martin Welcker
- VDMA Managing Director Thilo Brodtmann
- VDMA Chief Economist Dr. Ralph Wiechers
10:00 - 13:00 Uhr
World Interoperability Conference
Convention area hall 19/20, Room New York
The conference enables the exchange and networking with national and international organizations and working groups within the framework of the OPC UA Companion Specification Standardization. This event provides an insight into the future of interoperable, manufacturer-independent information exchange. The VDMA and the OPC Foundation Keynotes will give an introduction to the topics Industry 4.0 and OPC UA. Afterwards the participants have the opportunity to discuss and network with different working groups within the OPC UA CS standardization. Each working group presents its vision and mission at so-called theme tables.
Focus Topic: Industrie 4.0
18:00 - 20:00 Uhr
Hannover Congress Centrum (HCC)
Among the Opening Ceremonies' 2,500 invited guests numerous prestigious politicians, more than 100 CEOs of the leading industrial corporations, as well as about 300 international Media representatives are expected.
Speakers & Program of the Opening Ceremony
- Belit Onay
Mayor and CEO of the City of Hannover
- Prof. Dieter Kempf
President of the Federation of German Industries
- Presentation of the HERMES AWARD
International Technology Award of HANNOVER MESSE
- Anja Karliczek
Federal Minister of Education and Research
- H.E. Joko Widodo
President of the Republic of Indonesia
- Peter Altmaier
Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy
Unfortunately the attendance of fair visitors is not possible, as the festivities are reserved for invited guests as well as the management of exhibitors only. We appreciate your understanding.
If you have questions regarding the Opening Ceremony do not hesitate to contact:
Protocol & Events
+49 511 89 - 30644 oder - 31201Weitere Informationen
18:30 - 22:30 Uhr
EU Policy Reception by VDMA and Deutsche Messe
Haus of Nation, Hannover Fairground
09:30 - 15:15 Uhr
Additive Manufacturing Symposium
Pavilion P36, (Technology Academy)
3D printing is revolutionizing the world of industrial manufacturing. Among its many uses are on-the-fly prototyping for product engineering and design, the creation of high-performance manufacturing tools, or resource-friendly ways of achieving continuous operations. By getting the full picture on additive product engineering and manufacturing, you can unlock utterly new potential for your business. Real-world applications of additive manufacturing will be presented at the Additive Manufacturing Symposium, featuring leading makers of AM equipment as well as successful users of additively manufactured components.
10:00 - 17:00 Uhr
Industry meets Energy
Hall 27, Forum Integrated Energy
11:00 - 12:00 Uhr
VDMA Press Conference "VDMA Study Product Piracy"
CC Convention Center, Room 13/14 (VDMA-Arena)
For many years, VDMA has been investigating the damage caused by product piracy in the mechanical and plant engineering industry and the effects this has on companies.
10:00 - 16:15 Uhr
International MES Conference
Convention Center (CC), Room 3 A
Manufacturing Execution Systems bring the necessary transparency and flexibility to production, enabling companies to compete globally. At the 12th International MES Conference at HANNOVER MESSE 2020, innovators and their digital projects will highlighted under the motto of “MES and IIoT – Together on the Road to the Digital Enterprise”. Producers will also report on how they are achieving the maximum benefits from the interplay of MES and IIoT. In a panel discussion, representatives from industry, academia and the IT community will discuss how algorithms and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize state-of-the-art MES. Will AI and related advances soon take over the production control process? And if so, will people need to be in the factory at all? Attendees at the 12th International MES Conference will find out the answers to these and other questions.
Focus Topic: Digital Ecosystems
09:30 - 17:00 Uhr
Convention Center (CC), Exhibition Grounds
Under the slogan of "Let's Get Louder in Times of Transformation", Deutsche Messe will be hosting the 17th WomenPower careers conference within the scope of HANNOVER MESSE. Some 1,400 attendees are expected, making the conference one of the most successful networking and discussion platforms for women with regard to career issues, success strategies and innovative forms of work.
The VDMA Software und Digitalisierung has been supporting the congress for several years. The current programme can be found on the Deutsche Messe website.Weitere Informationen