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Five major global events in 2019

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Amidst this tense scenario, the three biggest showstopper events for the manufacturing industry will be organised in order to promote global trade and business.


South and South East Asia’s biggest metal cutting and machine tool show – IMTEX will pave the way for 2019. Scheduled to be held from January 24–30, 2019 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bengaluru, the India-based show will be celebrating its 50th year in 2019. Key decision makers from the manufacturing and ancillary industries as well as policy makers attend this trade fair in order to source the latest technologies and solutions for their manufacturing processes.

Organised by the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA), the gigantic event is expected to attract more than 75,000 trade visitors along with 1,000 exhibitors from across the world. The show will also comprise of two special pavilions – the Additive Manufacturing Expo (AME) and Industry 4.0.

As the name suggests the AME pavilion will focus on the additive manufacturing sector and the latter will highlight disruptive technologies for factories of the future such as advanced robotics, Internet of Things, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, and so on. Another concurrent event called ‘Tooltech 2019’ will also be held at the venue to showcase machine tool accessories, metrology and CAD/CAM cutting tools, tooling systems and current trends in the tooling industry.

Hannover Messe

Hannover Messe is the God father of all exhibitions and this mammoth industrial technology trade fair will commence from April 1–5, 2019 in Hannover, Germany. The theme for the 72nd edition is ‘Integrated Industry –Industrial Intelligence’ which underlines the growing importance of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the production and energy industries.

Showcasing the best technologies and innovations from around the globe, the international platform will display six main exhibit sectors: Integrated Automation, Motion and Drives (automation, power transmission, motion control and fluid technology); Integrated Energy (conventional and renewable energy systems); Digital Factory (software and IT for production); Industrial Supply (subcontractors and lightweight design); ComVac (compressed air and vacuum technology); and Research & Technology (applied research and technology transfer).

Organised by Deutsche Messe, the show will host more than 90 conferences, forums and also have a dedicated area for start-ups and career development. A special session titled ‘Industrial Pioneers’ Summit will also be arranged to bring together thought leaders and innovators from all fields to discuss strategies and scenarios for the future of industry, business and society.

EMO Hannover

EMO Hannover is the biggest metalworking exhibition in the world and is preparing to welcome footfalls of around 2,200 exhibitors. More than half of these exhibitors originate from outside Germany. The exhibition will take place from September 16 – 21, 2019 and will exhibit numerous innovative solutions, industrial applications and future technologies in the field of metalworking.

Revolving around the theme of ‘Smart technologies driving tomorrow's production’ the show aims to focus on the development and implementation of new Industry 4.0 functions. The show organiser, VDW (Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken - German Machine Tool Builders' Association) along with its business partners and numerous exhibitors will also be conducting various special events, forums and conferences at the expo.

With so many global political developments and trade shows lined up for 2019, industry leaders are keeping their fingers crossed and hoping for the best in the coming year.

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