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At Hannover Fair

“More attendees, more solutions, more international!”

Hannover Fair 2017 by the numbers:

  • 225,000 Attendees (75,000 from abroad)
  • More than 1500 lectures were presented.
  • Over 500 Industrie 4.0 solutions were presented.
  • 6,500 Exhibitors from over 70 countries
  • 3,900 Exhibitors from outside Germany (200 from fair partner country of Poland, 150 from the USA)
  • Every last square meter of the fairgrounds was sold out.

From the fair organizer:

“More attendees, more solutions, more international – that aptly sums up HANNOVER MESSE 2017,” commented Dr. Jochen Köckler, Member of the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe. “Over the past five days, Hannover has served as a global hub for all things related to Industrie 4.0. Every sector involved in the digitalization of industry was on hand to showcase its answers to the key question faced by industrial enterprises everywhere: How can I best get my company into shape for the digital future? HANNOVER MESSE has resoundingly underscored its value as a prime source of orientation for decision-makers from around the globe,” he added. The show’s chosen lead theme of “Integrated Industry – Creating Value” put a major spotlight on the benefits of Industrie 4.0 and the role of humans in tomorrow’s integrated factories. As this year’s featured Partner Country, Poland called added attention to the need for close cooperation throughout Europe, while impressing attending professionals with its credentials as an innovative partner to global industry.

Photos from the fair organizer:


At the PI Booth

The PI Booth this year made a splash that will not be soon forgotten. With our multi-vendor PROFINET wall at the front and center, visitors were welcomed to see the breadth and depth of products available. Inside the booth, an ‘idea wall’ highlighted all of the relevant issues currently being tackled by PI.

The theme ‘Backbone of Industrie 4.0’ is not just a marketing message, but real work being done in the Working Groups of PI. We look at actual customer use cases, apply our technology to solve their problems, and receive feedback from the community.

Opposite the ‘idea wall’ was the IO-Link area, which is growing every year. IO-Link was a big theme of the Hannover Messe in general, and so we were proud to be at the center of this attention.

The location of the PI booth was really critical to its success. Located along the ‘Automation & IT’ walkway, foot-traffic was immense. Hall 9 was by far the busiest hall (there were two dozen exhibit halls in total).

The end result: thousands and thousands of visitors came by the PI booth.

Around the PI Booth in pictures:

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