Following a two-year absence, Hannover Messe will run as a physical fair from 25 – 29 April 2022 and will be supplemented by a comprehensive range of digital services for both exhibitors and visitors.

With its lead theme being ‘Industrial Transformation’, the event will focus heavily on two pressing topics: digitalisation and decarbonisation of industry.

Digitalisation of industry covers topics such as networking, data analytics, the Internet of Things, platforms, artificial intelligence and IT security. With multiple industries taking part, including engineering, software and IT, demonstrations will take place on how automation and digitalisation of production and business processes can succeed.

Speaking about the fair, Dr. Jochen Köckler, CEO, Deutsche Messe AG, said, “The past few months have shown that digital formats cannot replace a real trade fair.”

“In Aprill 2022, a full Hannover Exhibition Center will spotlight innovations and foster face-to-face contact. Visitors from all over the world will find new solutions suppliers for the automation and digitilsation of their production processes.”

He also said that the exhibitors will showcase new technologies and services that significantly reduce CO2 emissions of industrial companies.

Köckler also explained the hybrid nature of the event, saying that companies are able to participate physically, digitally, or using both methods.

He continued, “With the lead theme Industrial Transformation and the combination of the physical trade fair with new digital products, Hannover Messe brings the future of industry to life.”

“This means that in April 2022 we will finally be going ‘back to the future’ of industrial production.”

During the fair, companies from the energy sector, among others, will present how industrial companies can reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint.