Hannover. Growing urbanization and the associated increases in emission concentrations are major challenges that call for sustainable vehicle systems and tailored mobility solutions. The Energy show at HANNOVER MESSE is putting these trends and challenges front and center with a new display area called “Electric Transportation Systems”. The new showcase provides a holistic perspective on cutting-edge electric mobility and transport systems. It encompasses personal mobility, public passenger and freight transport, last-mile delivery, and the fundamental design and make-up of transportation solutions. Its primary focus is not so much on vehicles as on the necessary supporting infrastructure, which itself needs to be integrated into tomorrow’s transformed, sustainable energy systems.
“The market for electric mobility solutions is growing worldwide and promises numerous other exciting applications alongside personal mobility. Realizing these applications will require massive investment in energy infrastructure over the next few years. The aim is for the transportation sector to become fully integrated into the energy system – and the ideas and solutions to make it all happen will be presented in the Electric Transportation Systems display area at HANNOVER MESSE’s Energy show,” said Benjamin Low, Global Director Energy at Deutsche Messe AG.
A sustainable, integrated transportation and energy system will require vast amounts of climate-neutral energy. That means more investment in renewable energy infrastructure, and that, in turn, requires the right government policy settings. In this sense, the Energy show is also a key platform for policy and political dialogue. “As part of the wider HANNOVER MESSE ecosystem, the Energy show offers its exhibitors a quality international platform for policy discussion on new technologies and solutions for tomorrow’s mobility,” Low said. The Energy show certainly has significant reach. In 2017, for example, it was attended by more than 92,000 trade visitors, 34 percent of whom came from outside Germany. 28,000 of these visitors were from the manufacturing industry, 27,000 from the energy sector, 9,000 from the services sector, 6,500 from commerce and trade, and 4,500 from the construction industry.
The Electric Transportation Systems display is taking the place of the MobiliTec show.
HANNOVER MESSE – Get new technology first!
HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. With its core focus on “Integrated Industry” and “Integrated Energy”, it is the No. 1 global platform for Industry 4.0. The show will next be held from 23 to 27 April 2018 in Hannover, Germany, and will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest visions and technologies for the digitization of production and energy systems. The upcoming HANNOVER MESSE will feature five parallel shows: IAMD (Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives), Digital Factory, Energy, Industrial Supply and Research & Technology. It will also be co-staged with CeMAT, the world’s leading trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management. Mexico will star as the Partner Country of HANNOVER MESSE 2018.
Deutsche Messe AG
2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Deutsche Messe AG, which was founded in 1947 with the staging of Germany’s first-ever Export Fair. Seven decades later, Deutsche Messe has taken its place among the world’s top organizers of capital goods trade fairs, sporting a rich portfolio of events held in Germany and around the globe. With 2016 revenue of 302 million euros, the company ranks among the five biggest trade show companies in Germany. Its portfolio includes such world-class events as (in alphabetical order) CEBIT (business festival for innovation and digitization), CeMAT (intralogistics and supply chain management), didacta (education), DOMOTEX (carpets and other floor coverings), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), INTERSCHUTZ (fire prevention, disaster relief, rescue, safety and security), LABVOLUTION (lab technology) and LIGNA (woodworking, wood processing, forestry). The company also regularly hosts a number of internationally renowned events by third parties, among which are AGRITECHNICA (agricultural machinery) and EuroTier (animal production), both of which are staged by the German Agricultural Society (DLG), EMO Hannover (machine tools; staged by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, VDW), EuroBLECH (sheet metal working; staged by MackBrooks) and IAA Commercial Vehicles (transport, logistics and mobility; staged by the German Association of the Automotive Industry, VDA). With more than1,200 employees and a network of 58 sales partners, Deutsche Messe is present in about 100 countries.