Just under a year before the world’s largest machine tool exhibition begins, the figures for official registration at EMO 2017 are looking rather impressive. More than 1 700 firms from 40 different countries have already registered, booking a stand area totalling 152 000m² for the show, which takes place 18 to 23 September 2017 in Hannover, Germany. This means the current registration status lies significantly above comparable statistics for the previous event.
More than 1 600 companies exhibited at EMO Milano 2015 with 120 000m² of net exhibition space booked and spread across 12 halls. EMO 2013 ended up with 2 100 exhibitors over 180 000m².
“It looks very much as if the EMO 2017 will end up with a record number of exhibitors,” declared the show’s general commissioner Carl Martin Welcker.
“The reasons for the substantial rise are firstly that after four years the EMO is returning to Hannover, the venue that ever since the first event in the 1970s has been acknowledged as an international platform for showcasing innovations.”
“Secondly, the early-booker offer presented to the exhibitors for the first time has taken full effect. It has already produced a definite plus in terms of area and the number of exhibitors. Not only have German manufacturers registered for sizeable stands, but Asian companies too. They have once again increased their areas in comparison to the previous event. Overall, Asia currently accounts for more than a fifth of the EMO’s exhibitors.”
“EMO 2017 will run under the motto of “Connecting systems for intelligent production”. The international trade fair for the metalworking sector will also focus on the megatrend of digitisation and networking under Industry 4.0.”
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