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The ‘must go’ industrial trade fairs for 2019 NEWS AND MARKETS Industry 4.0 is changing industries, markets… and even trade shows. In many cases, the top two leading trade fairs have combined in order to create one new annual event. Manufacturers are looking for cross-sector and cross-platform solutions, as well as digitally integrated products, in order to meet the ever-changing demand of their customers. Let’s take a look at the top industrial trade fairs of 2019, and the latest technological trends that will be on display worldwide. Author: Sushen Doshi, International Correspondent, World of Industries WIN Eurasia: Let’s start the year in the historic and beautiful city of Istanbul with WIN Eurasia. For centuries, Eurasia has been an highly active and an important region in terms of trade and industry, and Istanbul has been at the center of all the action. Located at a key juncture of world’s most important trade routes and energy routes, Istanbul has become a thriving trading hub and an attractive base for all sorts of industries. For more than 25 years, WIN Eurasia - the international trade event involving six industrial trade shows under one roof, has been the pioneering event in terms of level of technology for the manufacturing sector. As the most influential trade event in the region, WIN Eurasia is prepared to lead the companies in ongoing industrial revolution. For visitors this event provides a 360 degree view of the Eurasian manufacturing sector by merging six trade fairs. This merger creates a synergy and brings together a wide range of technologies, products and services from the entire manufacturing domain under one roof. This international event is to be held from 14 th until the 17 th March 2019 at the Tüyap Fair and Congress Center in Istanbul, and just like previous years it is expected to attract more than 75,000 visitors and 1,500 exhibitors from over 40 countries. The six trade fairs at WIN Eurasia include sectors like automation, motion and drives, industrial energy systems, electro-tech, metal working, welding, surface technology, material handling and logistics. Top areas of focus in terms of technology will be Industry 4.0 festival area, digital factory - IIoT special area, additive manufacturing, smart manufacturing line special area, the WIN 4.0 application park etc. Hannover Messe - Integrated industry - industrial intelligence After Istanbul, the world of industries will travel to Germany, where the city of Hannover will once again open its arms to welcome more 8 WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 1/2019

than 200,000 visitors and 6 500 exhibitor companies for the Hannover Messe. Without a doubt, this has been the most popular and pioneering trade event in terms technological sophistication in the world. With strategically thought out themes, every year Hannover Messe is driving forward the digital transformation of the production and energy industries. For 2019, the main theme is “Integrated Industry – Industrial Intelligence”, which spotlights digital networking between humans and machines in the age of artificial intelligence. It underlines the growing importance of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the production and energy industries, including areas of energy efficiency and autonomous production processes as well as challenges in terms of interfaces, protocols and security. At this event, international think tanks from the fields of AI and industry come together to jointly discuss and develop solutions for tomorrow. Like every year Hannover Messe will include trade fairs like integrated automation, motion & drives, digital factory, integrated energy, industrial supply, research & technology and ComVac - compressed air and vacuum technology show. As a part of it’s tradition, Hannover Messe shines spotlight on a chosen Partner Country. In 2019, the partner country will be Sweden. Collaboration, innovation and digital transformation will be at the center of Sweden’s showcase. It’s main objective shall be to promote networking, trade and investment with partners from around the globe. After the home leg in Europe, its now time to fly to China The international trade fair, Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives Beijing 2019 (IAMD Beijing) will kick off in Beijing Exhibition Centre from the 8 th to 10 th of May, 2019. As compared to a few years earlier, the trade show has tremendously improved in terms of exhibiting technology quality and number of foreign visitors and exhibitors. More than half of exhibitors are multinational companies like Phoenix, Beckhoff, Cognex, Weidmueller, Pilz, IFM, Nord, Rollon, and Rittal. Following the trends of Industry 4.0 to integrate power transmission exhibits to automation trade fair, IAMD Beijing focuses on overall solutions of automation, electrical power transmission, fluid power transmission, control technology, mechanical transmission, parts and equipment, sensor technology, industrial automation software, interface technology and power supply solution on a total display area of nearly 20,000 m 2 . After Beijing, the IAMD brand moves to the south of China, to the city of Shenzhen. Shenzhen being an industrial and technology driven city, the IAMD trade fairs find a perfectly suitable audience here. As one of the leading manufacturing regions in China, the absorption and penetration of IAMD technologies is higher in Shenzhen. With more than 500 exhibitor companies from 15 countries like Germany, South Korea, USA, Japan, Singapore, China and Italy covering a total display area of 35,000 m 2 , the fair covers sectors such as integrated intelligent manufacturing solutions for control system, PLC, SCADA, sensor and actuator, servo motor, connectors, man-machine interface, industrial communication, IoT, cloud computing, industrial Ethernet, industrial personal computer, communication, hydraulic, pneumatic, fluid transmission and components, mechanical transmission components and parts etc. Pack your bags, Shanghai is waiting for you Over the last two decades, industrial trade fairs such as PTC Asia and IAS Shanghai have been witnessing and contributing to China’s rise as an industrial and manufacturing power. Like every year, Shanghai will host the two fairs, bringing in a wave of experts, industry professionals and academicians from all over Asia. With a total display area of around 100,000 m 2 , PTC Asia leaves no stone unturned to showcase the latest developments in the industrial and manufacturing sector. In last few years, this fair has brought in close to 100,000 visitors and 1 500 exhibitors from all over the world. Like every year the event is to held in Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The event kick starts in last quarter of the year mostly in November, with intelligent manufacturing and “Made in China 2025” being the focal point. As China catches up with Industry 4.0 technologies, sectors such as hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical and electrical power transmission are getting integrated more and more with IT. At events like these, one can witness the latest innovations either in terms of technology or the business model itself. Another event to look out for in Shanghai is the Industrial Automation Show - Shanghai, which hosts 700 well known enterprises from China and abroad with a display area of more than 70,000 m 2 . At this event, the exhibitors showcase products such as assembling and handling systems, linear positioning system, control system, industrial image processing system, sensor and actuator, embedded system, measurement and test systems, industrial automation data acquisition and identification system and factory’s integrated management software. Photographs: fotolia WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 1/2019 9


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