Hannover Messe 2020 will take place in Hannover, Germany, from April 20–24, 2020, and will feature a revamped layout as well as a Digital Ecosystem showcase representing its lead theme for 2020 – industrial transformation.
The revamped layout will reportedly make it easier for visitors to identify the key industrial transformation technologies of greatest interest to them. The Digital Ecosystem showcase, which covers the full range of software for every link in the industrial value chain, will be strategically located at the heart of the venue in halls 14 to 17.
Organised by Deutsche Messe, the five-day event will explore processes and technologies that, up until quite recently, were regarded as separate and distinct, offering an integrated overview of process flows and solutions. Hubertus von Monschaw, Global Director Digital Ecosystems at Deutsche Messe, stated, “In the current age of Industry 4.0, the focus is on flexible manufacturing, standalone yet integrated machines and systems, and autonomous exchanges of process information. And the key to it all is the software that maps and manages these processes. At Hannover Messe, all theme areas relevant to this will be clustered in the Digital Ecosystems display.”
Exhibitors taking part in Hannover Messe 2020 include Autodesk, Atos, Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Dassault, EPLAN, HUAWEI, Kaspersky, MPDV, Microsoft, PSI, SAP, Siemens PLM, Software AG and Telekom. However, there will also be a number of newcomers such as Google, proAlpha, McAfee and Knapp. Exhibitor displays will span a range of themes, including predictive maintenance, machine learning, MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems), logistics (WMS and TMS), data analytics, CAD (Computer-Aided Design), PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), business platforms, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) for real-time monitoring, virtual/augmented reality, and industrial security.
ERP is said to be key focus of software convergence and during the event visitors can expect to experience examples and use cases demonstrating how mechanical engineering and other firms can now leverage ERP tools in completely new ways. Predictive ERP enables manufacturers to predict possible events and initiate the necessary measures and countermeasures. Integrated with the appropriate process models, predictive ERP systems can reportedly facilitate better decision-making by running simulations of even the most complex scenarios.
Virtual and augmented reality are also being more commonly used in industrial applications and Industrial Security is another significant section which will be featured in the Digital Ecosystem showcase.
Further information and registration details are available via the event website.