CeMAT Forums to Star Big-name Speakers

EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger and Faunhofer IML’s Professor Michael ten Hompel to address Logistics 4.0 Forum at CeMAT.

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 is 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.

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.

Deutsche Messe AG

As one of the world’s foremost organizers of capital goods trade fairs, Deutsche Messe (Hannover, Germany) stages a rich array of events at venues in Germany and around the globe. With 2017 revenue projected to total about 357 million euros, Deutsche Messe ranks among Germany’s top five tradeshow producers. The company’s portfolio features such world-class events as (in alphabetical order) CEBIT (digital business), CeMAT (intralogistics and supply chain management), didacta (education), DOMOTEX (carpets and other floor coverings), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), INTERSCHUTZ (fire and rescue services, civil protection, safety and security), LABVOLUTION (lab technology) and LIGNA (woodworking, wood processing, forestry). The company also regularly hosts a number of internationally renowned events by third parties, among which are AGRITECHNICA (agricultural machinery) and EuroTier (animal production), both of which are staged by the German Agricultural Society (DLG), EMO (machine tools; staged by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, VDW), EuroBLECH (sheet metal working; staged by MackBrooks) and IAA Commercial Vehicles (transport, logistics and mobility; staged by the German Association of the Automotive Industry, VDA). With more than 1,200 employees and a network of 58 sales partners, Deutsche Messe is present in approx.100 countries.