10 Jul, 2018
Top 13 Engineering Expos
Trade shows for machinery and plant are at the top of the list in international expo portfolios. In all industrial branches, production and processing is based upon automated systems and equipment, and the global range of exhibitions and fairs extends from specialized trade shows all the way to comprehensive industrial expos. The following list provides you with an overview of the world’s ten leading expos in a variety of industry segments
HANOVER MESSE (Hannover, Germany, 1−5 April 2019) has been the world’s most important industrial tradeshow and largest capital goods exhibition for years. And here are the numbers: 5,000 exhibitors; 150 speakers; more then 200,000 visitors
BAUMA (Munich, Germany, 8−14 April 2019, every 3 years) is simply the biggest (3,425 exhibitors from 58 countries; 583,736 visitors from 219 countries) show on earth is a global driving force behind innovations, a success engine and a marketplace. It is the only trade fair in the world that depicts the industry for construction machinery in its entire breadth and depth.
K (Dusseldorf, Germany, 16−23 October 2019, every 3 years) The world’s premier fair (3,293 exhibitors; 232,000 visitors) for the plastics and rubber industry will present everything the sector has to offer. Everything from the latest state of the art and trailblazing innovations to development visions.
IFAT (Munich, Germany, 4−8 May 2020) is a top showcase for strategies and new solutions in water, sewage, waste and raw materials management with a focus on careful use of resources in intelligent cycles in order to preserve them for the long term (3,305 exhibitors from 58 countries; 142,472 visitors from 162 countries)
AGRITECHNICA (Hannover, Germany, 10−16 November 2019) At the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural technology, all the leading companies in the industry present their innovations and innovations. AGRITECHNICA is the showcase of the global agricultural engineering industry and a forum for the future of plant production: 2,802 exhibitors from 52 countries; 458,000 visitors from 130 countries.
interpack (Dusseldorf, Germany, 7−13 May 2020, every 3 years) is the only event which represents the whole value chain, from the manufacturing and finishing of packaging material to packing and distribution and even quality assurance and consumer protection. The interpack exhibition reinforces its leading role in that it offers its visitors a chance to look into key topics, as well as the comprehensive ranges displayed by the exhibitors (2,865 companies; approximately 170,500 visitors)
EMO (Hannover, Germany, 16−21 September 2019), the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector, will be showcasing the entire bandwidth of modern-day metalworking technology. It will be showcasing the very latest machines, plus efficient technical solutions, product-supportive services, sustainability in the production process, and much, much more. The EMO Hannover’s principal focus is on cutting and forming machine tools, production systems, high-precision tools, automated material flows, computer technology, industrial electronics and accessories (2,200+ exhibitors; 130,000+ visitors).
drupa (Dusseldorf, Germany, 16−26 June 2020, every 4 years) There’s no other industry event that has such great international appeal as the leading trade fair for printing technologies. More than half of its visitors come to drupa with specific investment projects (1,800+ exhibitors; 260,000+ visitors).
drinktec (Munich, Germany, 13−17 September 2021, every 4 years) Manufacturers and suppliers from all over the world — global companies and SMEs alike — meet up here with all sizes of producers and retailers of beverages and liquid food products. Within the sector drinktec is regarded as the number one platform for launching new products on the world market. 1,749 exhibitors and over 76,000 visitors from all over the world met at drinktec in 2017
ITMA (Barcelona, Spain, 20−26 June 2019, every 4 years) has been the world’s most established textile and garment machinery exhibition since 1951. Over the years, it has been a catalyst for change and competitiveness for the industry. The drive towards sustainability in the entire textile and garment value chain is increasingly integrated with enlightened business practices, and innovative technology holds the key to environmental sustainability.
CONEXPO-CON/AGG (Las Vegas, USA, March 10−14, 2020) is North America’s largest construction trade show representing asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities and more (2,800 exhibitors; 150 education sessions; 130,000 visitors)
SIMA (Paris, France, 24−28 February 2019) fulfills the requirements of all farmers, whatever the size of farm or production method. In 2019 it is expected 1,770 exhibiting companies from 42 countries and 232,000 entries from 135 countries
CES (Las Vegas, USA, 8−11 January 2019) is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace (4,400 exhibitors+; 1000+ speakers; 180,000+ total attendance).
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