The organizers of CeMAT have landed another top-notch speaker for the show’s Logistics 4.0 Forum: Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources. Mr. Oettinger will be addressing the forum on CeMAT Monday (23 April) from 5:00 to 5:30 pm. The forum’s opening address will be given by Professor Dr. Michael ten Hompel, Chair of Materials Handling and Warehousing at TU Dortmund University and director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (Fraunhofer IML). His paper is titled: “Logistics 4.0: The world will turn itself on its head – because it can”. The abstract is as follows: “It’s 2018, and all the technologies needed to make the fourth industrial revolution a reality are already available. As the driving force of the fourth industrial revolution, logistics will play a key role in this. Forklifts are becoming autonomous guided vehicles, parts bins are becoming cyber-physical systems, and the classic transportation and materials handling industry is becoming a mainstay of the platform economy. The race is on, and victory will go to those who are the fastest at developing digital technologies into new, high-utility business models.” The full forum program is available online. For the Logistics 4.0 Forum schedule please visit www.cemat.de/event/logistics-4.0-forum/FOR/82167. CeMAT – world’s leading trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management CeMAT is held every two years in Hannover, Germany, right alongside HANNOVER MESSE. CeMAT will next be staged from 23 to 27 April 2018, when it will cover every aspect of logistics, e.g. energy-saving forklifts and industrial trucks, sophisticated, fully automated handling systems, cranes, hoists, aerial working platforms, rack and warehousing systems as well as the latest in control systems and logistics IT. Also on the agenda will be Auto ID systems, robotic logistics and packaging technology. 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.