Innovative, future-driven and trendy – that sums up the run of the micromobility expo which premiered in Hannover, Germany, from 2 to 4 May 2019. Over the course of three action-packed days, the new fair for electric micro-vehicles wrapped up on Saturday.
Innovative, future-driven and trendy – that sums up the run of the micromobility expo which premiered in Hannover, Germany, from 2 to 4 May 2019. Over the course of three action-packed days, the new fair for electric micro-vehicles wrapped up on Saturday. This innovative event was launched by Deutsche Messe in the interest of promoting urban micromobility and showcasing adaptable, environmentally friendly solutions revolving around electric lightweight and micro-vehicles. Over three dozen exhibiting firms showcased their pedelecs and electric skateboards, scooters, cargo bikes, scooters, motorcycles and microcars – vehicles which are all set to change the future of urban transportation. 3,000 visitors made their way to the show for a close look at the latest urban trends. “This response exceeded our expectations. The debut of the micromobility expo was a success,” remarked Dr. Andreas Gruchow, member of the Deutsche Messe Managing Board, at the close of the fair. “The combination of exposition, forum and test tracks has borne fruit. The upbeat mood in the pavilions, the strong interest in the specialist presentations and the large crowds on the two test tracks have all underscored the need for this type of event. We will continue to develop the event format, adding new focal points to respond to the growing market and expanding the rate of international participation,” he said.
Electric micro-vehicles will soon be a part of the urban landscape in Germany. “The thematic thrust and timing of the micromobility expo came at exactly the right moment, given the current political and social debate on the future of mobility – particularly with regard to metropolitan areas. Small electric vehicles should not only be seen as a replacement for conventional cars with internal combustion engines, but also as a complement to local mass transit. The combination of mass transit and micromobiles will provide an attractive alternative to cars and help reduce urban car traffic,” explained Gruchow.
The first two days of the micromobility expo were reserved for specialists. On the third day (Saturday), the gates were also opened to consumers keen on taking advantage of an activity-rich program. In the three pavilions under the EXPO canopy, exhibitors provided insight into the future of mobility, featuring a variety of electric lightweight and micro-vehicles – from pedelecs and electric skateboards to bicycles, cargo bikes, scooters, motorcycles and electric microcars. Solutions for battery charging and transport infrastructures, parking and garage systems, ICT infrastructures, intermodal mobility concepts and sharing systems were also highlighted.
Visitors were also able to try out the microcars for themselves – on two test tracks on the open-air site, with some 100 vehicles available there for testing. The tracks developed into visitor magnets, including first-time users of micromobiles. They were enthusiastic about the range and performance of the mini-vehicles, for which they were able to quickly get up and running after a bit of practice.
Strong interest in conferences and forums
The three-day conference program was also a central networking hub for knowledge transfer and networking. For trade visitors in particular, the program of talks and presentations was at the top of the agenda. The discussions about the redistribution of available traffic space, legal issues and the intelligent connectivity of different means of transportation drew a full house of listeners. One of the highlights at the specialist forum consisted of a panel discussion on the topic “Is Germany Missing the Boat on the Micromobility Trend?”, in which members of municipal councils who drive electric cars themselves discussed ways of creating better framework conditions for electric mobility.
“A new type of cultural change is emerging in mobility. The car as a status symbol is waning in importance. It is now time to discuss and implement intelligent solutions to get from A to B as quickly and easily as possible. To make this happen, we need a large variety of micromobiles such as those shown here,” stated Sabine Flores, Managing Director of Municipalities in the Hannover Braunschweig Göttingen Wolfsburg Metropolitan Region. “The micromobility expo is the ideal networking platform for specialists and an ideal way to educate people and introduce them to the ‘new mobility’.”
The annual E.drivers.only meeting of active electric motorists from across northern Germany offered micromobility expo attendees lots of practical tips on the ins and outs of eDriving. Parallel to the meeting, electric mobilists like Rafael de Mestre – the Spanish electric mobility pioneer who drove around the world in an electric car in 80 days – reported on their exciting experiences.
High-caliber attendees and high-quality talks
The micromobility expo offered exhibiting companies excellent opportunities to generate new leads. Exhibitors were highly satisfied with the caliber of tradeshow attendees and the discussions they had with them as well as the overall run of the show. “At the micromobility expo we had an opportunity to network with representatives from micromobility and politics in some highly fruitful discussions. We were delighted to be part of this new and innovative event and look forward to participating again next year,” reported John P. Hein, Head of Marketing at flash, LMTS Germany, Berlin.
This was echoed by Jens Ulrich Müller from the Hannover-based E Scooter Shop: “The amount of media attention at the micromobility expo was impressive, and there was a lot of interest shown. In addition to existing business partners, we were able to generate new leads very quickly – all of them of very high caliber and informative. Our talks with numerous attendees, many of whom were immersing themselves in the topic of micromobility for the first time, were also highly productive and an enrichment for our own future work. We are confident that the micromobility expo will quickly establish itself as the leading trade fair for electric micro-vehicles. Next year we already have this trade fair firmly in our sights.”
Janik Lipke, co-founder of the Munich-based moovi firm, added: “The micromobility expo exceeded our expectations across the board. This trade fair is representative of the current zeitgeist and is making a valuable contribution to the subject of eMobility in Germany. This has expressed itself tangibly for us, above all through the presence of the media, political representatives and high-caliber trade visitors.”
For more info, visit www.micromobilityexpo.de/home or contact Mr. Noli Nicanor of ECCP at email@example.com or call +632 8845-1324.
LightCon, the new conference and exposition (“confex”) is the first cross-material, cross-technology platform for lightweight construction solutions. A growing number of associations and organizations have become partners of the event, which runs from 23 to 24 June in Hannover, Germany. The event enjoys key support by the German federal government, with Economics Minister Peter Altmaier now serving as the official patron of LightCon.
Hannover, Germany. The concept behind LightCon is taking off. As a platform for all lightweight construction solutions across competing materials and processes, as well as for hybrid solutions and lightweight engineering design, the new conference/exposition is explicitly designed as both a marketplace for alternative offerings and seedbed for new ideas, partnerships and networks. This makes LightCon attractive for current users of lightweight construction as well as newcomers to the lightweight scene. For all concerned, lightweight construction is not only a successful means of boosting performance and cost-effectiveness, but also a major factor in achieving the all-important goals of sustainability and climate protection.
Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier had this to say about the topic: “In order to further promote lightweight construction as a game-changing technology, what is needed are lightweight solutions that incorporate the entire gamut of materials and technologies. LightCon makes an important contribution to this by bringing together the various players that are shaping the future of the lightweight construction industry.”
The Federal Minister of Economics has officially assumed patronage of LightCon. This comes at a time when the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) will be funding a technology transfer program for lightweight construction to the tune of 280,000 million euros. Apart from the Ministry, other organizations and associations have joined the circle of LightCon supporters, including the German massive forming industry association Industrieverband Massivumformung, the Federal Association of the German Foundry Industry (BDG), the International Magnesium Association, the Lightweight Construction Interest Group (igeL), Mobility goes Additive, and the NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik.NRW cluster. And the network is growing.
A founding partner of LightCon is Composites United, one of the world’s largest networks for fiber-based, multi-material lightweight construction. “Our goal was to set up a national lightweight construction team,” said Dr. Gunnar Merz, CEO of Composites United. “We wanted to compete for the best material for each specific application. After all, what counts is the carbon footprint – from which free competition between different materials flows.” In so doing, the carbon footprint in lightweight construction always takes into account the entire life cycle – from development and design to recycling. “If Europe is truly to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, then a key role will be played by lightweight construction,” remarked Merz. “With partners from a wide variety of fields and a varied conference program, the search for the best lightweight construction solution is still open-ended.”
Statements by LightCon partners:
Tobias Hain, President of the German Massive Forming Association (Industrieverband Massivumformung)
“Since 2013, the Massive Lightweight Construction Initiative, a cooperation between the German Massive Forging Industry Association and the Steel Institute VDEh, has been working on the lightweight design potential of massively formed components in the powertrain and chassis of various vehicle types under the heading of ‘massive lightweight construction’. Weight savings in the vehicle lead to a variety of positive effects such as reduced CO2 emissions, enhanced driving dynamics, conservation of resources and improved driving safety – and are a decisive factor for the introduction of eMobility. That is why we support the idea of a LightCon as a platform for different approaches leading to a common goal: making life lighter and more sustainable.”
Max Schumacher, General Manager of the Federal Association of the German Foundry Industry (BDG)
“The design freedom that comes with casting metallic materials allows the optimization of lightweight construction like scarcely another process. Cast components are always a fundamental element of the circular economy. Thanks to lightweight construction, castings make a significant contribution to resource conservation and reduced CO2 emissions. LightCon is an ideal platform for networking between the research community, producers and industrial clients at a high level.”
Peter Kettler, Managing Director of the Lightweight Construction Interest Group (igeL):
“Lightweight construction is becoming increasingly important in the field of furniture and interior work. First, there is the weight reduction for mobile interior work. But a significant reduction of up to 50 percent in the use of wood for equivalent or even better qualities with additional benefits like functional integration or transport handling for Internet shipping is also a further argument in favor of lightweight construction. Thanks to a comprehensive network of experts, igeL members will be able to make an important contribution to achieving green goals. As a con¬ference/exposition, LightCon offers a balanced platform for a cross-material showcases, and we are delighted to be supporting it.”
Dr. Karl Ulrich Kainer, Helmholtz Center Geesthacht, former Head of the Magnesium Innovation Center and International Magnesium Association (IMA):
“The global debate on climate change is fueling interest in lightweight structural materials like reinforced polymers, aluminum or magnesium alloys and high-performance steels. The demand for reduced emissions from combustion engine vehicles and the implementation of new concepts for hybrid, electric or fuel cell vehicles has led to a growing interest in metallic and non-metallic lightweight materials. As the lightest metallic structural material, magnesium alloys hold great potential as a means of achieving lightweight objectives, namely ready availability, high specific strength, good processability, machinability and recyclability. I am confident that the forward-looking concept behind LightCon – one addressing all classes of lightweight materials and the entire value chain from raw materials to production technology and end-of-life scenarios – will spark a successful forum for interpersonal networking on the state of the market, technology and applications. The conference will provide excellent opportunities for engineers, developers and decision-makers eager to get together and talk shop on the latest advances in R&D, technology and applications.”
Stefanie Brickwede, Managing Director of Mobility Goes Additive (MGA)
“Lightweight construction offers great potential for making products and processes more sustainable and resource-efficient. 3-D printing is one of the most important implementation technologies, whereby widely different structures and thus savings in material and weight are made possible by layered construction. MGA is the leading international network for additive manu¬facturing in industry. With over 120 members from the most important user sectors – machine manufacturers, 3-D printing service providers, material manufacturers and R&D institutes – we provide pragmatic support for the professional implementation of lightweight construction ideas. As LightCon partners, our goal is to advance industrial lightweight construction by means of additive manufacturing.”
Dr. Harald Cremer, Cluster NanoMicroMaterialsPhotonics.NRW:
“From research and development, raw material production and processing and on through to mechanical engineering and recycling, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia’s lightweight players cover every conceivable type of material and the entire value-added chain for lightweight construction, and this is unique throughout Europe in terms of scope, density and the quality of our state’s offerings. In particular, the cross-material, cross-technology and cross-industry character of LightCon sets a new innovative standard for the entire lightweight construction sector in Germany, and NMWP.NRW is very happy to support this.”
The speaker lineup at LightCon will feature accomplished experts from industry, the R&D community and industry associations intent on providing exclusive insight into the cutting-edge options available for lightweight construction. The LightCon conference and exhibition are closely intermeshed, with the keynote and panel topics taking their cues from the best-practice demonstrations and real-world applications featured in the expo part of the event.
For more info, you may visit https://www.lightcon.info/en/ or contact Mr. Noli Nicanor of ECCP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +632 8845-1324.
The transformational wave sweeping across numerous industrial sectors and markets is presenting companies with new and ever-shifting challenges, and this is also applies to industrial component and surface cleaning. This trend is fully reflected by parts2clean 2020. For virtually every high-tech application in the fields of manufacturing and reprocessing, parts2clean is the information and procurement platform of choice for users of industrial cleaning technology.
13 February 2020
Hannover. New product requirements as a result of alternative drives and the turnaround in energy policy, among other factors; innovative manufacturing technologies and processes, such as additive manufacturing, digital transformation and AI; stricter regulatory requirements and climate protection targets – these are just a few examples that have triggered a number of far-reaching transformative processes in a wide variety of industries. Manufacturing steps such as component and surface cleaning are becoming increasingly important, both in production and in reprocessing. In short, component cleanliness is critical to the satisfactory quality of subsequent processes and for ensuring that products function optimally on a sustained basis.
The current changes underway in industrial component cleaning therefore require sustainable solutions tailored to the specific range of products and tasks and to the individual situation. To make appropriate investment decisions, however, a comprehensive overview of development trends, technologies, methods, processes and suppliers is necessary. “In the field of component cleaning, parts2clean facilitates comprehensive monitoring in an effective and efficient way,” says Olaf Daebler, Global Director of parts2clean at Deutsche Messe. “It’s the world’s largest event featuring every aspect of industrial cleaning technology, with all the relevant suppliers on board.”
Providing decision-makers with the input and choices they need
For 18 years, now, parts2clean has served as the number one information and procurement platform for users from a wide variety of industries and countries. The 2019 visitor survey revealed that for over a third of the trade visitors, parts2clean was their only source of input on available solutions. At 86%, the percentage of attending professionals who play a role in their company’s investment decisions is above average. A good three quarters of them indicated they had come to the show with specific investment and purchasing intent, with 39% indicating they were planning to invest more than €100,000. For participating exhibitors, this added up to very promising conditions for lead generation. “parts2clean is attended by solution-seekers with specific objectives in mind. Within the following one- to two-year period, we’ve been able to generate orders from roughly 30% of the contacts made at the show,” reports Karl-Heinz Menauer, Sales & Technology at acp Systems AG.
Special formats and attractive supporting events add value
Spanning industries and technologies, the various solutions along the process chain of industrial component and surface cleaning provide users from all manufacturing sectors and reprocessing with specific and useful information about processes, methods, media, procedures and suppliers. In addition, the upcoming parts2clean will focus on issues such as cleaning in optoelectronics, medical technology and electronics manufacturing. Other topics featured at the 2020 flagship trade fair will include the automation and digitization of cleaning processes, the increasingly important removal of filmic-chemical contamination, precision cleaning and quality control in the cleanroom, and the selective treatment of functional surfaces. “The presentations focus not just on the current state of the art but also on future requirements and solutions,” says Daebler.
Special formats such as “Process flow component cleaning with cleanliness control in the cleanroom” and QSREIN 4.0 provide visitors with information about particular fields and encourage discussion about innovations.
With its three-day expert forum, held in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Cleaning Technology Alliance and the German Industrial Parts Cleaning Association (FiT), parts2clean features one of the most internationally renowned sources of knowledge. The presentations, with simultaneous German <> English translation, focus on trends, innovations, topics and reports from all fields of industrial component and surface cleaning.
The Guided Tours given in English on a twice-daily basis provide insight into various aspects of component and surface cleaning along the process chain, which is particularly useful to visitors with little experience in the field. This enables them to efficiently learn about solutions, innovations and suppliers for their individual needs. Exhibitors included in the Guided Tours have the chance to impress an interested audience of professionals with their products and latest solutions, thus generating additional leads.
For more information, visit www.parts2clean.de/en or contact Mr. Noli Nicanor of ECCP at email@example.com or call +632 8845-1324
The manufacturing industry worldwide is grappling with the twin challenges of technological change and economic and political uncertainty. With its keynote theme of Industrial Transformation, HANNOVER MESSE 2020 focuses on the opportunities presented by innovative technologies, steadily growing and ever more readily available amounts of data, and a growing awareness of climate protection.
13 February 2020
Hannover. Four megatrends are changing the world: digitalization, individualization, climate protection, and demographic change. Industry is facing a big design task. The current economic and political climates pose additional challenges that make it difficult to maintain reliable partnerships.
HANNOVER MESSE shows global industry the way forward. “The way we live, produce things and work is undergoing extremely rapid change,” says Dr. Jochen Köckler, CEO of Deutsche Messe. “The manufacturing industry is in the driver’s seat. The challenge is to take the wheel and shape the change. At HANNOVER MESSE 2020, some 5,500 exhibiting companies will show how transformation can be positive, and how change can spark growth and progress.”
Data: Source of efficiency and prerequisite for machine learning
In today’s world, growth is built on data, and thanks to digitalization, the volume of data generated in industrial production processes is growing exponentially. Our ability to extract meaning from these data and turn them into profit is also growing.
Today’s industrial technology solutions are interconnected. Machines and systems communicate and share information with each other autonomously, while software takes care of the documentation, monitoring and simulation. This data revolution is driving efficiency and is the prerequisite for machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Köckler: “At HANNOVER MESSE, we show how machines, production plants and intralogistics processes can be transitioned to the digital world. If you don’t make this transition, then sooner or later you will be left behind by your competitors.” Against this background, HANNOVER MESSE will feature presentations of software solutions for flexible manufacturing and B2B platforms for industry by big-name companies like Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Google, HUAWEI, IBM, Intel, Kaspersky, Microsoft, SAP, Siemens PLM and Software AG.
5G for industry
This year’s HANNOVER MESSE will see the return of the 5G testbed infrastructure that premiered last year. Network equipment providers and users use the testbed to demonstrate the kinds of functionality that the new mobile telephony standard will be able to deliver. Köckler: “The ability to transfer large volumes of data in real time while maintaining high standards of data security is absolutely fundamental to the digital integration of industry. So, in Halls 3 and 21, we are setting up a real, working 5G network.” Numerous individual showcases in these halls will be networked via 5G. “Nowhere else in the world will you find such a diverse array of 5G industrial use examples in a real, working 5G network, all under one roof,” remarked Köckler.
The convergence of production and logistics
Digitalization is already a major driver of change in all areas of intralogistics. This includes automated warehouses, where processes are controlled by software programs, and where automated guided vehicle systems tour the halls at all hours of the day and night, delivering the right goods and materials in the right quantities to the right place at exactly the right time. Another key aspect is that production and logistics processes are converging and becoming increasingly interconnected, thereby making production more efficient, flexible and cost-effective. This year’s HANNOVER MESSE will hold a mirror to these developments by prominently featuring logistics and intralogistics solutions.
Climate protection through innovation: the road to carbon-neutral production
Industrial production is energy-intensive. That is why resource efficiency, energy efficiency, and carbon-neutrality have been on the industry agenda for many years.
The climate debate currently taking place in society is helping with this by adding further momentum to the development of sustainable advanced technologies and carbon-neutral business models. Whatever form these technologies and business models take – whether smart solutions for energy, circular economy models or lightweight design – the resulting gains in terms of resource conservation, energy efficiency and process optimization will do more than merely counter climate change; they will be good for business as well. That is why one of the key messages of HANNOVER MESSE 2020 is that climate protection and forward-looking industrial policies are two inseparable sides of the same coin.
Energy in transition: Hydrogen as a motor for industry
Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies span both infrastructure and industrial applications and are steadily gaining ground in the alternative energy mix.
For many years at HANNOVER MESSE, the international “Hydrogen + Fuel Cells EUROPE” showcase has been a key driver of growth in the hydrogen economy. This year the group exhibit boasts record participation, with more than 200 exhibiting companies from around the world. Visitors gain a comprehensive overview of energy generation and use, transport and mobility, and the interrelationships between the building-systems, manufacturing, transport, and energy sectors.
E-mobility infrastructure and related technologies are also a big topic in Hannover: Exhibitors show everything from transportation systems and charging technology to electricity network infrastructure and stationary energy storage technologies.
Young guns: Tech startups shaking up the industrial sector
One important effect of digitalization is that it empowers small companies to achieve things that were once the exclusive preserve of the big industrial players. Startups are now able to punch above their weight with disruptive ideas and technologies that really make a mark.
Tech startups from all around the world are rising to the challenge and helping to shape the transformation of industry in all kinds of ways, whether in the form of AI-powered software, virtual reality applications, sensor technologies, smart materials or intelligent energy solutions.
Not only young disrupters present pioneering visions of the future of industry at HANNOVER MESSE. The show also profiles Indonesia’s impressive roadmap for the future. HANNOVER MESSE’s official Partner Country for 2020 is taking decisive steps towards the realization of Industry 4.0.
For more information, visit hannovermesse.de/en or contact Mr. Noli Nicanor of ECCP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +632 8845-1324.
Focus on digitization in small and medium business
09 Dec. 2019
Hannover. In March of 2020, Deutsche Messe is launching TWENTY2X – a new digital technology show to be held at the Exhibition Center in Hannover, Germany. The show will focus on IT technologies and their role in the digitization of SME business processes. It will present use cases and application scenarios of key importance to decision-makers and IT managers as they work to futureproof their organizations in the digital age.
TWENTY2X will be staged over three days – from 17 to 19 March (Tuesday through Thursday) – in halls 7 and 8 and in the Convention Center. Comprising a trade fair and supporting conference, the show is being organized by Deutsche Messe in partnership with Germany’s Federal Association of SME IT Companies (BITMi), the Association of the Internet Industry (eco), the German IT Users Federation (VOICE) and the German Startups Association (BVDS).
TWENTY2X as a digital enabler for SMEs
TWENTY2X is a digital enabler for SMEs and is aimed primarily at businesses from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Its target visitors are principally CEOs and IT decision-makers from SMEs and startups, as well as IT experts and advisers.
“Our objective is to help small and medium-sized businesses along their digitization journey so that they are ready for the future and better positioned in their respective competitive settings,” commented Deutsche Messe Managing Board member Dr. Andreas Gruchow. “TWENTY2X is a new B2B event that gives SMEs exactly what they need in order to ready themselves for the years ahead: concrete solutions, modern technologies, and best practices that they can leverage to make sound decisions.”
Strong partners on board: BITMi, eco and VOICE
For the conceptualization and fine-tuning of TWENTY2X, Deutsche Messe is teaming up with strong partners, one of which is the Federal Association of SME IT Companies (BITMi). For the BITMI, TWENTY2X is entering the scene at precisely the right moment to give SMEs a chance to reach a well-targeted, highly promising audience of solution-seekers keen on futureproofing their businesses. “As Germany’s biggest association for SME-scale IT companies, we welcome this new digital technology show because it is a sales platform geared expressly to our SME-only membership. For small and medium-size businesses, TWENTY2X is a highly effective and efficient tool for generating new leads,” commented BITMi President Dr. Oliver Grün.
On behalf of another strong TWENTY2x partner – the Association of the Internet Industry (eco) – CEO Alexander Rabe remarked: “eco e.V. is committed to web and digital technology market development. The Internet is fundamental to modernizing the business operations of SMEs. We are certain that digital technology can help small and medium-sized enterprises much more fully reaching their international market potential. If we aim to keep Germany’s SMEs up to speed as economic motors, then it’s an absolute must to give SMEs a leg-up with discovering and adopting digital technologies. For these reasons, as an Internet industry association we wholeheartedly endorse the TWENTY2X show’s sharp focus on SMEs. The event provides a perfect setting for fruitful dialogue between Internet players and user companies so as to find and build on common ground.”
The third major supporter of TWENTY2X, the German IT Users Federation (VOICE), sees the event as a new marketplace tailored specifically to SMEs and a setting in which they can share ideas and compare notes on best practices and promising approaches to digitization. “The small and medium-sized businesses who make up a large share of our members can learn a great deal from how other companies have gone about quickly and successfully deploying digital solutions. We are therefore convinced that the concept behind TWENTY2X is right on target,” explained Dr. Hans-Joachim Popp, Director of the steering committee at VOICE.
TWENTY2X will help make SMEs more competitive
A recent study undertaken by Germany’s KfW state-owned development bank indicates that Germany’s SME sector is lagging behind on digitization and requires significant investment in order to catch up. During the period from 2015 to 2017, only 30 percent of the country’s 3.76 million SMEs invested in the adoption of new or improved digital technologies. According to KfW, there is a risk that smaller firms, in particular, will fall behind in the modernization of their business processes and the development of new, digital business models and will thus become less competitive.
Surveys conducted by KfW as part of its study show that the most important issues identified by SMEs are digitization of contact channels with customers and suppliers (56 percent of respondents), modernization of IT structures (53 percent), the development of specific know-now (38 percent), the reorganization of workflows (25 percent), and the implementation of new approaches to marketing and sales (25 percent). These are all issues that will be to the fore at TWENTY2X.
TWENTY2X: platform for key enabling technologies
TWENTY2X presents all the technologies that SMEs need for their digital transformation. It deals with all SME business processes and applications, essential IT security solutions, the hardware and software components necessary for the operation of infrastructure, and the use of new technologies, such as virtual reality.
TWENTY2X comprises five main showcases. The first of these, Business Management, focuses on solutions for the growing complexity of processes, the growing pace of business and the need for ultra-fast decision-making. The lead topics in this showcase are data management, big data and artificial intelligence, business software such as CRM (customer relationship management), ECM (enterprise content management) and ERP (enterprise resource planning), as well as the cloud and server & storage technology.
The Security Solutions showcase features solutions designed to help SMEs protect their internal information and sensitive customer data and safeguard against cyber attacks. Topics here include IT infrastructure, threat management, GDPR and blockchain.
The third showcase, New Tech, is the TWENTY2X show’s future workshop. It is where visitors can learn about important applications of cutting-edge technologies and developments. For example, they will discover how 5G can be used in the transport sector, how AR/VR can optimize product development and maintenance work, and how international research institutions develop new innovations.
Another core area of the show is scale11, a startup showcase that models the living ecosystem that supports and enables entrepreneurship. The showcase facilitates networking between startups and key SMEs, corporations, investors, politicians and media organizations. scale11 at TWENTY2X is a unique platform that fosters networking between organizations with vastly differing cultures, matching the flat hierarchies and agile methods of startups with the extensive market experience and established networks of large corporations. scale11 is a joint production between Deutsche Messe and the German Startups Association (BVDS) – a partner with solid know-how and an extensive business network.
Another major challenge for SMEs relates to new business processes and changes in the nature of work as a result of generational change, process innovation and growing diversity. Visitors at TWENTY2X will find solutions to these challenges and more at New Work, a showcase dedicated to ECM (enterprise content management) solutions, communications, conferencing and meetings, and workplace systems and management. Alongside these technology-centric solutions, the showcase will deal with organizational processes and issues of corporate culture – matters that are equally as important when it comes to shaping tomorrow’s workplaces and corporate structures.
TWENTY2X to feature special program items for public administration, future mobility and financial services sectors
The program for the premiere of TWENTY2X in March 2020 will include content that is specially tailored to three highly service-centric sectors: public administration, future mobility and financial services. The new show will include theme-specific exhibition areas, a comprehensive conference program, workshops and interactive networking opportunities – all of them specially designed with these three user sectors in mind.
For example, the organizers are planning separate full-day summits for each of these sectors. Representatives of these sectors will also be able to participate in other new formats where they will have the opportunity to formulate their requirements and discuss them with manufacturers and developers and play an active role in the planning of future developments.
TWENTY2X: opportunities for discussion and dialogue
TWENTY2X will feature several on-stage events where key enabling digital technologies of relevance for SMEs and the show’s three focus sectors will be presented and discussed. The dialogue and discussion will traverse broad topic areas like digital transformation, new technologies and artificial intelligence, and delve into more specialized topics like cyber security, data analytics and customer centricity. The discussion on the subject of infrastructure will center on edge computing, the cloud and data centers.
One of these on-stage events will be dedicated to startups. The on-stage program also covers general societal topics, such as “Women in the digital economy” and privacy.
For more information, visit www.twenty2x.de/en/ or contact Mr. Noli NIcanor of ECCP at email@example.com or call +632 8845 1324.
ANUFOOD Brazil 2020 finished the year strong with many new exhibitors confirming their participations, and we are now at nearly 90 % sold out!
ANUFOOD Brazil 2020 in numbers:
60 % MORE EXHIBITION SPACE!
10,000+ Brazilian and international buyers from over 40 countries
F&B buyers from all sales channels – supermarkets, restaurants, bars, wholesale, distributors, import/export, horeca, etc.
We have confirmed exhibitors from 24 countries and a total of 12 official international pavilions from Germany, China, Dubai Chamber of Commerce, France, Indonesia, Italy, South Korea, Malaysia, Peru, Arab-Brasil Chamber of Commerce, Dubai Exports, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce.
Be part of ANUFOOD Brazil 2020 and take advantage of our “We take care” services.
CONFIRMED EVENTS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS
SENAI Bread & Bakery Show
ANUFOOD Brazil EXPERIENCE
Sponsored Buyer Mission Groups
B2B Matchmaking (Brazilian and International Buyers)
Hosted buyers from Latin America + worldwide
Arena Show (with presentations focused on relevant themes for BARS, PIZZA and GOURMET)
Ecommerce for Retail Seminar by Euromonitor
ANUFOOD Brazil Congress (organised by: ITAL and FGV Projetos)
SINDAL TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT SHOWROOM – Food service technology and equipment showcase, with the leading brands from Brazil and the world.
FOOD TECH CONNECTION – Powered by fomehub, an exhibition space dedicated to start ups in the food tech space with speaking sessions.
ABRASEL DRINK SHOW – Dynamic exhibition space dedicated to spirits, with presentations and shows from celebrity bartenders and industry experts.
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE (BRAZIL) – Pavilion of certified small producers of diverse agricultural products.
For more information, you may visit www.anufoodbrazil.com.br/en or contact Mr. Noli Nicanor of ECCP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +632 8845-1324.
It’s not every day that 68,000 trade buyers and visitors from around the world gather under one roof with the aim of making new business connections. THAIFEX – Anuga Asia 2020 is an industry-recognised opportunity to showcase your brand, accelerate sales and marketing efforts, and earn hot leads — and this process can start right now!
Leverage our curated supporting programmes to reach out to the audiences that matter most to your business.
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The organizers of LIGNA have announced the focus topics for next year’s event. As the world’s leading trade show for woodworking and wood processing equipment, machinery and tools, LIGNA is looked to as a guide for the key issues that will shape the wood industry in the coming years. The next edition of LIGNA, running from 10 to 14 May 2021, will put the spotlight on the digital transformation of the woodworking industry, prefabrication processes in timber construction and the bioeconomy.
Trade show to put spotlight on digitalization, prefabrication and bioeconomy
Hannover, Germany. The organizers of LIGNA have announced the focus topics for next year’s event. As the world’s leading trade show for woodworking and wood processing equipment, machinery and tools, LIGNA is looked to as a guide for the key issues that will shape the wood industry in the coming years. The next edition of LIGNA, running from 10 to 14 May 2021, will put the spotlight on the digital transformation of the woodworking industry, prefabrication processes in timber construction and the bioeconomy. These three focus topics will be reflected at individual tradeshow stands as well as throughout the various forums and special displays – as well as at the LIGNA Guided Tours.
Digitalization is driving innovation throughout the global economy, including in the wood industry, where digital technologies are no longer limited to peripheral functions for production operations, but are fundamentally reshaping business models and processes. That is why the focus topic of Woodworking Transformation will again feature prominently at LIGNA 2021. The digital solutions on display will cover a wide range of areas – from planning and design to production and quality monitoring. More and more manufacturers of machinery for processing solid and engineered wood are offering digital systems solutions. Industrial plant providers are increasingly opting for robotics systems for materials handling, human-machine interaction and surfacing functions. Key themes include cloud-based data management, standardization and interfaces, building information modeling (BIM), timber flow management and augmented and virtual reality applications. Digitalization is also opening up major opportunities in the skilled trades, both when it comes to meeting the rising demand for custom solutions and the implementation of complete concepts.
The timber construction industry is increasingly trending towards modularization and standardization. In the multi-level timber construction sector, the development of prefabrication systems has picked up speed in recent years. The benefits of prefabrication are clear: shorter on-site construction times ease the cost of financing and reduce construction site emissions. These benefits go on top of the inherent benefits of timber as a construction material: it is sustainable and recyclable and requires minimal energy at the production and processing stages. These are all good reasons to feature Prefab Building Processes as a focus topic at LIGNA 2021. The show will shine a light on how timber is used as a building material and the individual planning, prefabrication and assembly steps involved in multi-level construction. It will also cover the use of timber in existing building structures.
The concept of the bioeconomy has gained considerable political and economic traction around the world in recent years. Bioeconomy refers to the transition from a fossil fuel and mineral resources-based economy to a renewable resources-based economy. As one of the world’s most important renewable resources, wood has a central role to play in this process. By choosing Green Material Processing as the third focus topic for LIGNA 2021, the organizers are highlighting the economic and technological innovations arising from the new processing and finishing options for timber as a key renewable resource. Coverage will include the relevant technologies, research findings, regulatory framework and practical results – especially as regards potential added value for SMEs. The focus topic will also be reflected in LIGNA’s existing comprehensive exhibits of colors, liquid coatings, lubricants and 3D printing systems. Additional coverage will focus on the challenges and developments of the global wood-based bioeconomy.
Hardly any other subject is as deeply engrained in our consciousness as “health”. It affects all areas of life – as was also reflected at DOMOTEX 2020, the world’s leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings.
22 January 2020 Deutsche Messe AG
From January 10 to 13, 2020, DOMOTEX served as a popular meeting place for exhibitors and attendees from across the globe. They convened at the world’s leading tradeshow for carpets and floor coverings to network and share information on the latest products and industry trends. The current keynote theme of “ATMYSPHERE” was a nod to the new “healthy living” megatrend, focusing on flooring properties like acoustics, naturalness and sustainability, all of which contribute to a sense of well-being, not to mention a healthy interior atmosphere.
At the same time, the term “ATMYSPHERE” describes the experience of a specific, individual environment which allows floor designs to unfold. This keynote theme was divided into the areas of Sustainable Flooring, Well-being, Green Living, Floor & More, Outdoor and Acoustics.
Featuring imaginative stagings, presentations of innovative products and an inspiring supporting program, the Framing Trends special display in Hall 8 was the creative and communicative heart of the trade fair. Visitors with a particular focus on lifestyle issues found a wide range of networking opportunities and ideas there.
Unique stagings of “ATMYSPHERE” at Framing Trends
Developed by the Munich-based Schmidhuber agency, the “Contract Frames” area played a central role at the Framing Trends special display. This new-look event consisted of four pavilions, each of them serving as a source of inspiration for the lead theme, which was showcased in practical, applications-oriented settings. Acoustically Effective Solutions, involving materials and furniture, were integrated in all areas. The Sustainable Flooring frame demonstrated the sustainable use of materials, with a floor made of the rapidly renewable raw material cork, plus textiles from ecologically oriented production and durable solid wood furniture. The Well-being room emphasized health-promoting and environmentally friendly aspects intended to create a balance between body and soul, including a natural wooden floor. Floor & More demonstrated the versatility of flooring materials by expanding a Balta Group carpet into an upholstered, three-dimensional seating arrangement. The Green Living frame featured environmentally friendly floor coverings (resilient flooring from Windmöller, carpet from Tisca), rich green tones, plant and floral elements, as well as wall decorations. A central open space connected the four rooms and illustrated the benefits of typical Outdoor Floors, with a flowing transition from indoors to outdoors. The wooden outdoor floor was provided by Denderwood, while the artificial turf came from Lano Carpets.
Innovative presentations by exhibitors, artists and universities
The artist Serena Garcia Dalla Venezia from Chile used textile fibers to create a colorful landscape of abstract flowers and plants, resulting in a textile oasis that stretched from floor to wall. At a group stand uniting Aquafil with Sarawagi Rugs, a manufacturer of hand-knotted Nepalese carpets, visitors were able to see innovation and craftsmanship based on the use of Econyl fibers made from recycled fishing nets and carpets to create a carpet designed by British designer Isobel Morris. DryTiles are ceramic tiles which have a cork layer on the back, laid in an environmentally friendly way without glue and grouted with a special material. This sophisticated product system is particularly suitable for contract projects where time is a critical factor. DryTile is suitable for rooms that are designed for temporary use, as well as for floor renovations in the commercial and retail sector, which, for reasons of cost, need to be realized within a short period of time.
Stefany invited visitors into a kind of tunnel in which they were able to explore different kinds of natural beauty via interactive installations, while Tarkett, a manufacturer of floor and sporting surfaces and Uzin Utz, a specialist for floor laying products and machines, presented their sustainable products jointly under the motto “Let’s take care of our atmosphere!”
And the Belgian IVC Group showed its environmentally friendly luxury vinyl flooring from its Moduleo “LayRed” collection, made of recycled material with a particularly soft surface and a red, acoustically effective backing.
The “paprfloor” start-up has set itself the task of equipping floors in exhibition halls both sustainably and aesthetically. In cooperation with a paper manufacturer, the company founders developed the basic material for their paper floors, which can be individually designed and are now available worldwide. “Warm-up” is the name of a room-related concept developed by students at the Hannover University of Applied Sciences. The heating pipes of an underfloor heating system, which are normally hidden beneath the floor, are now visible as part of a mobile room divider. This novel heating system could be useful as a sculptural heat source, wherever required.
A fresh wind blows through Hall 3
With a new stand concept, a stage for presentations and a café, Hall 3 was turned into a special forum for handmade carpets. Nominees and winners of the Carpet Design Awards were also presented there.
These internationally renowned awards were presented in a festive setting on 11 January, the second day of the fair. As always, there was advance buzz about who would receive awards for their product or project, since the victorious entries typically combine quality, design and innovation to a particularly strong extent. The winners were as follows:
Jairpur Rugs received three Carpet Design Awards, for Best Modern Design Superieur (“Stairmaze”), Best Modern Design Deluxe (“Strati”) and for Best Collection (“Jaipur Wunderkammer”). The jury’s verdict: “Exciting design variety combined with a great, unmistakable look.”
Lila Valadan received an award for “Shahnameh” (Best Classic Design) and “6th Sense” (Best Flatweave Design). The jurors of the Carpet Design Awards judged the carpet and interior in the room installation “Home Dana” by Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns to be “perfectly coordinated”, as they said. In the “Best Studio Artistic Rug Design” category, the jury chose Floor_Story for its “Giovanni” carpet. Knots Rugs received an award for its “Fresco”. Here, the jury was impressed by “a fascinating design with successful proportions and depth effect.”
An imaginative journey into the world of Persian knotting awaited visitors at Naziri / Lila Valadan. The carpet label reinterprets traditional designs, while at the same time referring to their roots. The artfully handmade collections of the “The Four Seasons” exhibition, “Minimalism”, “Geometry”, “Floral” and “Untitled” were presented in a series of interlocking rooms. Due to their high quality and design they contributed to a sense of individual well-being. Each of the room installations offered the viewer a fascinating interplay of light, textiles, sound elements and interior design – and at times even dance, influenced by Persian culture.
The keynote theme generates strong feedback among exhibitors
Among the exhibitors in the handmade carpets segment, the keynote theme “ATMYSPHERE”, which is all about health, sustainability and well-being, was well-received.
Handmade carpets, such as those on show at DOMOTEX, represent unique gems. Made from high-quality sheep’s wool or fine silk, they create a special atmosphere in interior settings. They also provide thermal insulation, have a pleasantly soft feel and radiate a luxurious aura. By being comfortable, absorbing dust and pollen from the air and improving the room acoustics, these unique “jewels” contribute to a sense of Well-being. The use of renewable raw materials and their long service life make them sustainable components of home and property furnishings. In addition, their unique design makes them an eye-catcher in every room.
Organic designs, geometry and fair trade
DOMOTEX 2020 featured numerous carpets with floral and plant patterns, including Rica Basagoiti, Tissage, Tisca, Rug Star and the Floral collection from “The Four Seasons” exhibition by Lila Valadan. Creative Matters displayed its “Balthazar” innovation from the Halcyon collection made of Tibetan sheep wool combined with Chinese silk, with a motif graduated in eight shades of gray which reminded the viewer of gently curved stalks.
Another trend in handmade carpets consists of geometric patterns (Galleria Battilossi, Jaipur Rugs), several of which were inspired by motifs from the Bauhaus workshops, such as the “Ghashgha’i meets Bauhaus” collection by Zollanvari, which combines the traditional Ghashgha’i style with the formal language of Bauhaus master Josef Albers. The carpets are made of hand-combed and spun wool, dyed with natural plant dyes.
In addition to these qualities, committed manufacturers like Jaipur Rugs, Creative Matters, Paulig and Theo Keller ensure a clear conscience when buying carpets, because these manufacturers are socially committed to fair trade and the elimination of child labor.
Sustainable flooring, well-being and acoustic impact
Numerous aspects of the keynote theme also played a major role in the field of woven carpets. Verbatex presented “WalkSoft”, an innovative, regenerated recycled fiber made from cotton residues that were previously considered waste materials. With its “D-CO” series, the company presented ottomans and cushions in natural colors. Oriental Weavers from Egypt celebrated its 40th anniversary at DOMOTEX 2020. This company has succeeded in reducing its CO2 footprint considerably in recent years, which is why it received an award from GEFF (Green Economy Financing Facility). The new “Mar Rosso” collection, featuring colorful, naturally inspired motifs and underwater and beach scenes, was also showcased in Hannover.
Ragolle Rugs also produces in an environmentally friendly fashion. With its “Argentum” line and a large selection of flower and leaf motifs, the Belgian company is committed to the Green Living trend. With “Re-Generation”, Balta Industries presented an innovative program featuring carpets made of recycled plastic bottles and PET fibers. Best Wool Carpets was represented with its “Monasch” collection, made of pure sheep’s wool. Its material has a positive effect in many ways: By regulating air humidity, it contributes to a healthy living climate, with an anti-allergic effect and dampened footfall sound. Girloon displayed its self-adhesive and low-emission “Style” carpet modules, with an acoustically effective comfort backing. Freudenberg Performing Materials promoted its sustainably produced and recyclable tufted carpet backing with a booth that became a popular photo motif: The floor of the stand showed the decor of a meadow orchard, on which boxes of red apples were placed.
Natural and sustainable wall and floor coverings
Cork is one of the rapidly renewable raw materials with positive properties that are used to design coverings for walls and floors. Cork has an insulating effect, reducing sound transmission and temperature variations, while at the same time improving the interior climate. With “Dekwall”, Wicanders presented a product line made of this natural material, corresponding to the current Floor & More trend for holistically designed rooms. This is a wall covering consisting of two layers of cork, which is matched to manufacturers’ floors. The surfaces come from fine to highly structured. The “3D Forms” wall elements by Granorte are also made of this environmentally friendly material in the trendy retro style, which are geometrically and three-dimensionally shaped in line with the product name. They can be used to furnish a wall or to create individual accents.
The Swiss Krono Group presented a variety of new decors aimed at improving the quality of life and creating a room atmosphere that makes you feel good. The “Adaja Oak” floors from the Robusto series are particularly oriented towards the natural version. Windmöller showed its “Purline Organic Floor wineo 1500” in numerous color variations and patterns. This flooring is based on the composite material ecuran, which is predominantly made from renewable raw materials like rapeseed or castor oil and chalk. It is available as an individual print on request. “Purline Organic Flooring” is sustainable, resistant and aesthetic, as well as contributing to a feeling of well-being based on its ingredients.
Artful geometries, individualization and that “used look” for wood floors
In the area of wood floors, collections with artistically designed geometric patterns (Garbelotto, Vielaris Art Parquet, Design Parquet, Mazzonetto) are just as much in vogue as floors with a vintage or used look. T&G Wood showed “Cinzento Custom Made”, a customizable floor with a surface that comes alive with visible knotholes and cracks. Manufacturers Futura Floors and Gunreben also emphasize small irregularities in their solid lock floorboards, as is natural for a natural product. This apparent flaw metamorphosizes into an authentic feature.
Vielari’s Art Parquet specializes in the restoration of historical wooden floor coverings. Thanks to this special expertise, the Lithuanian company is able to combine new wooden floors with inlays or metal inlays in its “Art Déco” collection – with the highest level of craftsmanship and precision. “Dureco”, designed by ter Hürne, is a natural, sustainable and extremely robust floor made of 100 percent organic material. Its high resistance to water is achieved by the so-called Seal Technology – a combination of different components that together provide effective protection.
Outdoor flooring as an enhancement to the quality of life
The trend towards growing health awareness is accompanied by increasing demands on the appearance, quality and texture of floor coverings in the outdoor segment. At its own stand, Li&Co presented its outdoor flooring design “LICO Outex” in wood look. This is a non-slip, easy-care and weather-resistant designer floor covering which is laminated onto a heat-treated pine plank. The “Exterpark Magnet Wood Collection” by Yvyra is a noble teak deck with magnetic clip system. The individual elements are designed in such a way that they can be installed on an aluminium substructure within a few seconds using a special tool – without visible gaps or screws. At the stand of Heinrich Krüger, bamboo terrace boards from sustainable cultivation were shown. They are extremely durable and resistant, shape-stable and weatherproof, thus offering a number of advantages over most tropical woods in terms of economy and the environment. Ravaioli Legnami showed its “Rhinowood Wax Pine” pine floorboards from sustainable forestry, which are as weather-resistant as exotic woods due to their treatment with wax. Outdoor carpets are also playing an increasing role, with Reinkemeier presenting its “andiamo” series, featuring various exotic leaf motifs.
Installation and application technology hook into lead theme
Saicos Colour presented its solvent-free Ecoline hardwax oil “Zero” for wood and cork floors as well as interior wood surfaces. Produced in an environmentally friendly way, this oil contributes to healthy indoor air quality. With its installation underlay “Selitpro XPO 2 mm” for parquet, laminate and vinyl flooring, Selit Dämmtechnik presented an acoustically effective solution in which both walking and impact sound are effectively damped, a quality which was clearly demonstrated at the exhibition stand. This is due to an optimum combination of density and strength, creating strong pressure stability. At Pedross, visitors were able to experience the advantages of “Clipstar Fast” – a clip system with invisible fastening for clip-in skirtings without drill holes, in support of sleek architectural and design concepts. The system can be installed without using tools, fitting perfeclty, just like the customizable products from Neuhofer, into the theme of Floor & More. The latter company unveiled its “FN Smart Shop” at the show. Using its DIY store configurator, customers could view skirting boards, wall panels and floor profiles from the manufacturer’s range of products in a number of different decors and individual patterns in a three-dimensional display, then select and order them.
Innovative developments like these are already arousing curiosity as to next year’s DOMOTEX, which runs in Hannover from 15 to 18 January 2021.
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