Hannover Messe 2020 preview: Industrial Transformation

Hannover Messe 2020 preview: Industrial Transformation

Technological and policy changes pioneer visions of the future and opportunities for industry growth.


Hannover, Germany – With increasing volumes of data, innovative technologies, and a growing awareness of climate protection, the industry is met with increasing opportunities for change. At this year’s HANNOVER MESSE exhibition, taking place April 20-24, the keynote theme will focus on Industrial Transformation. In order for the global industry to grow, it must adapt to change. There will be nearly 6,000 exhibitors from 70 different countries showcasing how that transformation can be positive and how change can lead to more innovation and growth.  

There are four megatrends that are changing the world: digitization, individualization, climate protection, and demographic change. Due to this, industry faces a major design task. The current economic and political climates pose additional challenges that make it difficult to maintain reliable partnerships.

HANNOVER MESSE shows global industry the way forward.

“The way we live, produce things and work is undergoing extremely rapid change,” says Dr. Jochen Kockler, CEO of Deutche Messe. “The Manufacturing industry is in the driver’s seat. The challenge is to take the wheel and shape the change.

The major trends and topics taking the stage during the show will include:

  • 5G and smart logistics
  • Future hub
  • Automation, motion, and drives
  • Digital ecosystems
  • Energy solutions
  • Logistics
  • Engineered parts & solutions

There will also be more than 80 conferences and forums, helping to answer the question of how to develop the future.


Indonesia's roadmap to Indusry 4.0

Indonesia is the official partner country of HANNOVER MESSE 2020. With a growing digital economy, Indonesian industries are taking a big leap toward the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0. This transformation is spreading to several sectors in the country with the support of digitization, several start-up companies, programmers, and software developers.

Indonesia is the official partner country of Hannover Messe 2020. The "Making Indonesia 4.0" initiative was launched to revitalize production by introducing industry 4.0 concepts.

Under the tagline “Connect to Accelerate, more than 170 Indonesian exhibitors will demonstrate their industrial capabilities in the Indonesian Pavilion, located in Hall 21.


Young companies shake up the industrial sector

The rise of digitization is empowering small companies to become big players in the industry, introducing disruptive technologies and new ideas. These companies are helping to shape the industry’s transformation through artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software, virtual reality applications, sensor technologies, smart materials, and energy solutions.

For more show information and to find out how to register, visit the website.