Start Planning for EMO Hannover 2019

Planning is underway for EMO Hannover 2019. Invitations and registration documents have been sent to companies in 60 different countries, with about 2,200 exhibitors expected.

The invitation and registration documents for EMO Hannover 2019 are currently being sent out to companies in about 60 different countries. "We contact almost every company in the world that does international business and that has some connection with the manufacture of machine tools, tools, components, software and automation for industrial production," says Carl Martin Welcker, general commissioner of the show. From September 16 to 21, 2019, EMO Hannover will once again be providing a platform for innovative solutions, industrial applications and future technologies in the field of metalworking. "It includes the entire international production technology value chain, covering everything from cut-to-length machines to cylinder saws. That's exactly what makes it so attractive," Mr. Welcker says, describing the advantages of the event.

About 2,200 exhibitors are expected, more than half of them from outside Germany. According to the organizers, EMO exhibitors have responded well to the early-bird discount, which runs until October 15 this year. "Not only does it provide planning security, it’s also a great offer—especially for companies with large stands," explains Mr. Welcker.

The theme of next year’s event will be "Smart technologies driving tomorrow's production!" This concept shifts the focus onto the development and implementation of new Industry 4.0 functions. The special IoT in Production show, for example, will be presenting a range of solutions, from individual machines up to cloud-based systems. The theme will also be highlighted in a new area for individual control technology, software and automation technology exhibitors.

EMO Hannover will also be showcasing the latest developments in the full range of metalworking machining processes, from additive manufacturing through to metal cutting. "Beyond networking and software-controlled production processes, the industry is still very much about metalworking hardware; workpieces still have to be processed in the conventional way to create an end product. EMO Hannover will also be showcasing the full spectrum of equipment," Mr. Welcker says. It is aimed at international customers from the entire metalworking and processing industry such as the automotive and parts supply, mechanical and plant engineering, electrical and aerospace industries, plus fields such as medical technology and many others.

In addition to the wide range of exhibitors, EMO Hannover also offers special events, forums and conferences staged by the EMO organizer VDW (Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken - German Machine Tool Builders' Association), its business partners and numerous exhibitors. The last EMO Hannover featured more 600 additional events. The overall program makes EMO Hannover an important networking and knowledge transfer get-together for production experts from all over the world.