The world is going through a turning point in international economic and energy policy. A turning point that is accompanied by rising energy prices and interrupted supply chains and has a direct impact on global industrial production. At the same time, more and more manufacturing companies are making their contribution to combating climate change. In this area of tension, solutions must be found quickly: politically, economically and, in particular, technologically. HANNOVER MESSE 2022 provides the framework for this.
Hanover. From May 30th to June 2nd, 2,500 companies will be presenting their technologies for the factories and energy systems of tomorrow at the exhibition center in Hanover. Under the main topic of industrial transformation, they show how networked production plants work more efficiently and resource-saving or how energy can be generated and transmitted sustainably.
"In view of the current global political situation, the topics at HANNOVER MESSE are more relevant than ever before," said Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Messe AG, on the occasion of the HANNOVER MESSE preview. "In essence, it is about how we can ensure security of supply and growth in a dynamically changing world - politically, ecologically and economically - and at the same time counteract climate change. Innovative technologies will play a key role here," adds Köckler.
The exhibiting companies include corporations such as Siemens, Bosch, Schneider Electric, Schaeffler, Microsoft, SAP and Service Now, as well as many medium-sized industrial companies such as Beckhoff, Festo, Harting, Pepperl+Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, Wago and Ziehl-Abegg. In addition, there are the large research institutes such as Fraunhofer or KIT and around 100 start-ups, who find HANNOVER MESSE an ideal platform for networking with industry.
Green energies and hydrogen for security of supply and climate protection
When it comes to CO2-neutral production and energy security in Europe, renewable energies and green hydrogen play a key role. Many companies are already moving forward with concrete solutions. For example, a hydrogen cycle is being created in the Industry 4.0 main plant of HANNOVER MESSE exhibitor Bosch. This produces green hydrogen, which is used for industrial processes.
Due to the current energy supply debate, the topic of hydrogen is becoming increasingly important at HANNOVER MESSE. "We have been offering the largest European platform for the hydrogen and fuel cell economy for years. In Hanover, more than 200 companies are presenting solutions for a sustainable energy supply using hydrogen from renewable energies - including Iberdrola, Saint Gobain, Emerson, ElringKlinger, Plug Power, Siemens, Phoenix Contact, Enapter, Bosch, Hexagon Purus, Nel Hydrogen, Hydrogenious and GP Joule" says Köckler
With digitization, automation and AI against climate change
Europe wants to become climate neutral by the middle of the millennium. More and more companies have set themselves ambitious goals and are in the process of completely converting their production and services. The exhibitors at HANNOVER MESSE will provide the necessary technologies.
Not only because the production of almost all goods with modern machines and systems can be more resource-saving and energy-efficient, but because the control processes of complex systems can be improved with solutions from mechanical and plant engineering, electrical engineering and the software and IT industry, innovations boosted and greenhouse gas emissions reduced around the world.
Recording the carbon footprint across entire supply chains is often the first step towards carbon neutrality. The HANNOVER MESSE exhibitor Siemens has developed software that collects emission data along the supply chain and combines it with data from its own value creation to create a real CO2 footprint for a product.
Economic policy platform and partner country Portugal
Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Portugal's Prime Minister António Costa will open HANNOVER MESSE together. This year Portugal is the partner country of the world's most important industrial fair.
More than 120 companies from the partner country Portugal have registered for HANNOVER MESSE 2022. Under the motto "Portugal Makes Sense" they show their products and solutions for the digital transformation, the energy transition and for reliable supply chains.
Other political dignitaries such as Frans Timmermanns, Vice President of the European Commission or Bettina Stark-Watzinger, Federal Minister of Education and Research, have also confirmed their attendance. After a two-year "Corona break", HANNOVER MESSE is once again the international stage for economic policy discourse. Köckler: "At the end of May, the global industry Community to Hanover. This year in particular, HANNOVER MESSE 2022 can send economic and political signals and build bridges."
In addition to the trade fair presentations, visitors can look forward to a top-class supporting program. The four conference stages will deal with topics such as automation, cloud and infrastructure, analysis and data management, digital platforms, robotics, IT security, artificial intelligence, renewable energies, green hydrogen, energy-efficient and CO2-neutral production, digital energy management, circular economy and much more. The complete program can not only be experienced on site, but also streamed simultaneously via the HANNOVER MESSE website.