Hanover, 3 July 2019. – More than 80 journalists from over 30 countries and from all media genres will be guests at the EMO Hannover 2019 Preview on July 3/4. There they will meet 38 exhibitors from nine countries, mainly from the machine tool, tool and component building industry. "We are most encouraged by the high level of interest already being shown in the run-up to EMO and are expecting to see a varied programme in which exhibitors will be giving a concise overview of their trade fair innovations and providing a first glimpse of the new developments that visitors can expect to see at EMO Hannover from 16 to 21 September," says Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director of EMO organiser VDW (Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabrikenn – German Machine Tool Builders' Association). For the first time, interested parties will be able to follow the Preview via a live stream.
The Preview has adopted the EMO Hannover theme of Smart technologies driving tomorrow's production! and will emphasise the importance of the EMO as the world's leading trade fair for metalworking. EMO is also an information platform for showcasing the future of production technology. Accordingly, in his keynote speech at the Preview, Dr. Anselm Blocher of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) will be reporting on "Industry 4.0: Hurdles and opportunities in actual production". The companies will then illustrate these views about the future of the industry in 120-second reports on their current offerings in the field of digitalisation and production networking.
Programme and live stream
Journalists and interested parties who are not able to attend the Preview in person can view the live stream on Wednesday, 3 July 2019. The programme in detail (subject to change without notice):
12:00 noon Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the DMAG Board of Management
12:05 Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director VDW
The highlights of EMO Hannover 2019
12:35 Pitches from 13 exhibitors
13:45 Dr. Anselm Blocher, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Saarbrücken
Keynote speech: "Industry 4.0: Hurdles and opportunities in actual production"
14:15 Pitches from 12 exhibitors
15:15 Pitches from 13 exhibitors
For the journalists present, the programme will continue with interviews and, on 4 July 2019, with a visit to the Hannover Centre for Production Technology – PZH.
Author: Stefan Schwaneck, VDW Press and Public Relations