Machinery & Equipment

Hannover Messe 2017

Germany Trade & Invest at HANNOVER MESSE 2017

Apr 24, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017
Hanover, Germany
Hannover Messe | Global Business & Markets | Hall 3, Booth H31/7

"Integrated Industry - Creating Value!" – This is the key theme and motto of the Hannover Messe 2017 (April 24–28, 2017) at which more than five thousand companies will present their products and services for the industry of the future.

Germany Trade & Invest will also be attending HANNOVER MESSE 2017 – the must-attend event for all interested in tomorrow’s markets. Visit our booth in the INVESTMENT LOUNGE where our teams of experts will be on hand to answer all of your questions about Germany as a business location.

Find out more about the opportunities being created by connected factories, intelligent products and smart services and their supporting role in Germany’s Energiewende (“Energy Transformation”).

Our activities at the Hannover Messe:

Germany as a Manufacturing Role Model: What’s Next?

Apr 24, 2017
Hanover, Germany
Date and Location:
Monday, April 24, 2017 | 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Hanover Messe, Global Business & Markets, Hall 3, Business Forum 1

Germany is seen around the world as a role model of an advanced economy that has pre-served and strengthened its manufacturing sector. The reasons why and how have widely been discussed. This year, we will look ahead to see how new technologies and innovative start-ups are shaping the manufacturing of the next generation. How do they contribute to Germany’s manufacturing strength? Will they help Germany stay ahead in manufacturing in the years to come? What are Germany’s industrial behemoths doing to harness their energy and creativity? And why are highly innovative foreign companies investing in Germany? Join us for a lively discussion and take home valuable insights.

3:00 p.m.


Achim Hartig | Managing Director Investor Consulting, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

3:10 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

Matthias Machnig | State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

3:20 p.m.

Panel discussion

Dr.-Ing. Carlos Jimenez Härtel | Director European Technology Center und CTO & Chief Innovation Officer GE Europe, GE Global Research Center Europe

Patrik Sjöstedt | General Manager, EMEA-CIS, Hitachi Insight Group
Christof Siebert | Head of Technology and Innovation Management, TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG
Dr. Sven Schmidt-Rohr | CEO & Chairman, Co-Founder, ArtiMinds Robotics GmbH
Michael Sorkin | Managing Director, Formlabs Europe

4:15 p.m.Q & As
4:30 p.m.Event's conclusion with reception following

Moderation: Angelika Geiger | Director San Francisco Office, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Participation is free in combination with a Hannover Messe admission ticket.

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