The EMO Hannover – World of Metalworking trade show was held in Hannover, Germany from September 18-23, 2017.
With over 2200 exhibitors form 44 countries, and 130,000 attendees – 50% from overseas – EMO Hannover was responsible for generating over 8 billion Euros worth of business deals.
Luigi Galdabini, President of the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries (CECIMO), emphasized the key role of this exhibition: “During its weeklong run, EMO Hannover will function as the world’s biggest factory and thus as a first-class showcase for innovation.”
The show took place under a promising economic environment. The IMF had recently confirmed a 3.5 percent growth in global GDP.
According to additional forecasts by British-based Oxford Economics, a partner of the German Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (VDW), the machine tool industry is expected to grow by 3.4 to 5.6 percent this year.
With these positive economic winds, EMO Hannover showcased an array of innovations in all areas of technology that will become a strong driver of investment. Attendees saw numerous high-caliber offerings from international exhibitors along with a rich and varied conference program covering myriad aspects of production markets, technologies, connectivity and safety.
The next EMO Hannover is scheduled for September 16-21, 2019.