Event review Hannover Messe 2019: A smashing hit!

Author / Editor: Ahlam Rais / Ahlam Rais

Hannover Messe once again proved to be the talk of the world by showcasing some exceptional futuristic solutions and hosting numerous expert sessions and conferences for industry players. Let’s rewind...

Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany at Hannover Messe 2019.
Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany at Hannover Messe 2019.
(Source: Deutsche Messe)

Hannover Messe 2019 concluded on a high note with around 6,500 companies from 75 different countries showcasing their respective new innovations and technologies at the world’s biggest trade show for industrial technology. Under the lead theme ‘Integrated Industry –Industrial Intelligence’, next-gen subjects such as Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence, 5G, smart energy and lightweight construction were highlighted at the mega event.

Opening Ceremony

Hannover Messe’s opening ceremony is always a grand affair and this year was no exception. High profile dignitaries including Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany and H.E. Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden were the chief guests at the trade fair. Addressing the industry, Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany said, “Hannover Messe is the world’s leading trade fair for the industry and it is also a trade fair at which majority of the exhibitors come from abroad. It is here that it is evident how networked the German industry is – it’s at international standards.”

H.E. Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden also opined, “The close co-operation between employers, employees and the society is a must to keep up with development. It is this close co-operation and dialogues that forms the basis of the Swedish model and the Swedish prosperity. It is this co-operation that has made the Swedish industry so innovative and dynamic which we are here to show you.” Post the ceremony, the show was thrown open to industry players.

Sweden – Partner Country

Sweden was the Partner Country for Hannover Messe 2019 and about 160 Swedish companies presented their futuristic ideas and concepts at the event. Collaboration and team work was the focus of Sweden’s presence in Hannover 2019. Around 40 highly relevant Swedish start-ups and scale-ups presented their collaboration model i.e. government, academia and business under the common theme of ‘Sweden Co-Lab’.

The Sweden Co-Lab Pavilion acted as a platform for industry players to interact with Sweden´s futuristic companies and gain innovative insights on the industry. The pavilion also hosted a series of interesting seminars and panel discussions on how Sweden was incorporating innovation, digitalisation, sustainability and openness throughout the entire value chain.