Core themes of Hannover Messe 2017

Industrial Automation

The smart factory, virtual reality, the Internet of Things: Every sector and every field of modern industry is busy pondering the ramifications of these concepts. It is nothing less than the fourth industrial revolution and the digital integration of all industrial processes – from the concept to production to delivery to the customer. Experience the latest technologies and discuss the issues with key experts. Pick up new stimuli for creating your own, individual Industrie 4.0.

MDA – Motion, Drive & Automation

Leading Trade Fair for Power Transmission and Control

Digital Factory

What is the digital factory capable of? Intelligent integration allows for the optimization of processes and the development of new products that conserve resources. Discover first-hand how market leaders from across the globe are helping shape the future with their new concepts and leading-edge production systems. The global players at HANNOVER MESSE include Siemens and Microsoft.


Smart grids, virtual power plants, renewable forms of energy: Discover new ideas and solutions for tomorrow’s power market at the world’s biggest energy trade fair. Come into contact with the leading industry experts and witness innovative technologies from across the globe. Technologies which your company can take advantage of to benefit fully from the new opportunities presented by the energy boom.


Leading Trade Fair for Compressed Air and Vacuum Technology

Industrial Supply

New materials and process technologies, more efficient lightweight construction and innovative components and systems: at HANNOVER MESSE, suppliers demonstrate their cutting-edge solutions. Come to the world’s largest industrial trade fair and discover innovative solutions for industrial supply chains while networking with top decision-makers from your sector.

Research & Technology

Research and development are the key pillars of the economy. From the smallest particles of nanotechnology to giant bionic robots that have adopted Nature as their role model, this wide spectrum is made possible by a variety of disciplines joining forces. This results in new opportunities and possibilities for all sectors. You’ll be inspired.

Representatives from all areas of science, industry and politics will be gathering at Research & Technology. Make the most of this unique combination and lay the foundations for future success. You’ll discover how to overcome the challenges of the energy turnaround, how to benefit from high-tech surfaces and how to use transport robots.