Next year’s CeMAT will take place at the Hannover Exhibition Center, in conjunction with HANNOVER MESSE as the the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. World’s leading trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management to benefit from partnership with the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. Next year’s CeMAT will take place at the Hannover Exhibition Center, in conjunction with HANNOVER MESSE as the the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. “Teaming up CeMAT with HANNOVER MESSE forms a strong partnership which will benefit CeMAT by allowing them to reach even greater numbers of top industry decision-makers from around the world. Thanks to its reputations as the leading global event for integrated manufacturing, HANNOVER MESSE has been attracting more and more visitors from around the world. The industry professionals who come to Hannover find innovations, new concepts and solutions relating to Industry 4.0. The exhibitors at HANNOVER MESSE have welcomed the rescheduling of CeMAT, as intralogistics plays an important role in smart factories. Manufacturers from this segment therefore make a key contribution to the further optimization of the industrial value chain”, explained Dr. Jochen Köckler, Managing Board member at Deutsche Messe. CeMAT and HANNOVER MESSE are being staged as standalone events, but their common ground will be prominently highlighted for the benefit of potential crossover visitors. The synergies will be especially evident in the halls dedicated to industrial automation as the beating heart of Industry 4.0 – the buzzword for networked, autonomous and self-organizing manufacturing. Demand is on the rise for individualized, customer-specific products, and the necessary responsiveness and flexibility can only be achieved by means of digitalization and the concepts behind Industry 4.0. “Manufacturing is changing rapidly and there is a growing need for intelligent, networked intralogistics. CeMAT and HANNOVER MESSE will together provide a unique platform for a global audience – a one-stop place where attendees of every background can learn about the latest advances in Industry 4.0 and Logistics 4.0. As such, we will also be targeting non-industrial users”, explained Köckler. HANNOVER MESSE 2016 attracted no fewer than 190,000 visitors. One in three came from outside Germany, and one in two from the manufacturing and processing sectors. In addition to this potential, in 2018 decision-makers from the trade and services sectors from all over the world are also expected to attend CeMAT. The strong growth in online trade is expected to continue and the logistics experts in this area are increasingly interested in automated solutions. CeMAT is the place to find such state-of-the-art solutions. Logistics 4.0 takes center stage CeMAT will be located at the northern end of the site, within easy reach of the many visitors who enter the venue via the north entrance. Logistics IT will again form the focal point of the CeMAT presentations. The exhibition itself is located in Halls 19/20, but IT will play an important role at virtually every exhibition stand. “Digitalization of the entire supply chain beyond the in-house, company setting is a prerequisite for the establishment of autonomous and self-organizing logistic chains. There are numerous individual technical solutions, such as warehouse management systems, smart containers and driverless transport systems. Visitors will learn how these solutions function and interact, as well as the competitive advantages that they provide at CeMAT in Hannover”, commented Köckler.