2017 is an EMO year. The world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector will be held in Hanover from 18th to 23rd September 2017, announced key speakers Mr Christoph Miller, Managing Director EMO Hannover at VDW, Frankfurt, and Dr Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Board, Deutsche Messe AG, at a press conference in Bangalore in January. The trade fair showcases the trends and innovations in the field of production technology.
EMO Hannover is being organised by the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on behalf of the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries (CECIMO) from Brussels, Belgium, and in conjunction with the trade fair hosting company Deutsche Messe AG, Hanover, Germany. VDW is one of the few sectoral organisations that holds international trade fairs on its own account for the segment it represents.
EMO Hannover scores highly in terms of the sheer size, internationality and the number of innovations. Over 1,700 firms from 40 different countries have signed up for this year’s trade fair, with more than 150,000 square metres of net exhibition area. There are over 400 exhibitors from Asia alone. “The current registration status is significantly above the comparable figure for the previous event,” says Miller, Trade Fair Director, VDW.
“The EMO Hannover is not only the most important meeting point for all players in the metalworking sector, both manufacturers and users. It is traditionally seen as an innovation forum and a trend-setter as it addresses important issues in the world of metalworking, and drives them forward,” Miller says. A wide and varied supporting programme will take place this year, addressing technical and commercial issues.
‘India Day’ at the EMO Hannover 2017 – Currently, India is the only BRIC nation to report significant growth in industrial production output and capital investment. In the machine tool industry, the country ranks 8th among the world’s largest markets, with a volume of most recently 1.6 billion euros in 2015, which corresponds to a growth rate of 7 per cent when calculated in euros.
The EMO Hannover 2017 will focus on this attractive, high-potential market. The “India Day” on 20th September 2017 will feature reports exclusively from Indian experts, including representatives of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association’s (IMTMA).
Representatives from Indian user sectors will be addressing technical and commercial trends from the automotive and aviation industries.
India is a major producer of machine tools. With 622 million euros in 2015, the country ranks 12th among the most important manufacturing nations. Indian exhibitors have already registered for the EMO Hannover 2017, keen to showcase their range of machinery for high-ranking international production experts from the global elite. Companies participating include Jyoti, ACE Designers, Forbes & Company, and many more.