Hannover Messe USA

The Honorable Bruce Vincent Rauner, Governor Of The State Of Illinois, To Attend HANNOVER MESSE 2018

Governor Rauner Will Present The State Of Illinois’ Outstanding Economic Potential For Manufacturing Investment During The World’s Leading Event For industrial Technology, Industry 4.0 And Integrated Energy Systems

Chicago – Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois, is leading a delegation consisting of University leaders, Economic Development organizations, Business and Community leaders to HANNOVER MESSE 2018. During a special presentation for the global press attending the trade show, Governor Rauner will join executives from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, Deutsche Messe (organizer of HANNOVER MESSE) and Hannover Fairs USA to discuss the outlook for American manufacturing and launch of HANNOVER MESSE in the United States. The presentation will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 9:30–11:00 a.m. at HANNOVER MESSE 2018 in Hannover, Germany.

“HANNOVER MESSE is a must-attend event for industry leaders and the world’s top government officials to come together to discuss and preview innovations in industrial technology,” said Larry Turner, President & CEO of Hannover Fairs USA. “We are honored to welcome Governor Rauner once again to HANNOVER MESSE.”

Organized by Deutsche Messe, one of the world’s foremost organizers of capital goods trade fairs, HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology staged annually in Hannover. The event is the world’s largest showcase for the digitization of production (Industry 4.0) and energy systems (Integrated Energy). HANNOVER MESSE 2018 will feature six parallel shows: Industrial Automation, Motion & Drives, Digital Factory, Energy, Industrial Supply and Research & Technology. Mexico is the Partner Country of HANNOVER MESSE 2018.

A listing of the topics and speakers presenting to the global press on April 24 follows:

Opening Remarks: Larry Turner, President & CEO of Hannover Fairs USA, Inc.

First edition of HANNOVER MESSE USA: Marc Siemering, Senior Vice President – Industry, Energy & Logistics of Deutsche Messe AG

Outlook for manufacturing in the U.S., highlights of IMTS 2018: Peter Eelman, Vice President – Exhibitions & Business Development of AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology

Importance of Illinois as a manufacturing business destination and the support trade shows play: The Honorable Bruce Vincent Rauner, Governor of the State of Illinois

HANNOVER MESSE – Get new technology first!

The world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology will next be staged from April 23-27, 2018 in Hannover, Germany. With its core focus on “Integrated Industry,” HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s leading showcase for the digitization of production (Industry 4.0) and energy systems (Integrated Energy). The upcoming HANNOVER MESSE will feature six parallel shows: Industrial Automation, Motion & Drives, Digital Factory, Energy, Industrial Supply and Research & Technology. Mexico will star as the Partner Country of HANNOVER MESSE 2018.

About HANNOVER MESSE USA

HANNOVER MESSE USA will be produced alongside IMTS 2018 from September 10-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago. HANNOVER MESSE, the world’s leading industrial technology show launched 70 years ago in Hannover, and HANNOVER MESSE USA are at the forefront of showcasing innovations in the factory of the future: cobots, industrial energy systems, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 and related applications such as predictive maintenance, more efficient use of raw materials, faster time to market, and other trends in industrial manufacturing.

About Hannover Fairs USA

Hannover Fairs USA, Inc. (HFUSA) is the U.S. subsidiary of Hannover, Germany’s Deutsche Messe – one of the world’s largest and most active organizers of industrial technology events. Chicago, Illinois-based HFUSA helps U.S. companies expand domestically and internationally through exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at Deutsche Messe’s worldwide portfolio of events. Participation in these events offers U.S. companies an unparalleled opportunity for business development through trade shows and conferences held in Hannover, Germany and North America, as well as in key markets such as China, India, Mexico and Turkey. HFUSA creates qualified new business leads, helps U.S. companies enter new markets and aids them in forming lasting partnerships.

About Deutsche Messe AG

As one of the world’s foremost organizers of capital goods trade fairs, Deutsche Messe (Hannover, Germany) stages a rich array of events at venues in Germany and around the globe. With 2017 revenue projected to total about 357 million euros, Deutsche Messe ranks among Germany’s top five tradeshow producers. The company’s portfolio features such world-class events as (in alphabetical order) CEBIT (digital business), CeMAT (intralogistics and supply chain management), didacta (education), DOMOTEX (carpets and other floor coverings), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), INTERSCHUTZ (fire and rescue services, civil protection, safety and security), LABVOLUTION (lab technology) and LIGNA (woodworking, wood processing, forestry). The company also regularly hosts a number of internationally renowned events by third parties, among which are AGRITECHNICA (agricultural machinery) and EuroTier (animal production), both of which are staged by the German Agricultural Society (DLG), EMO (machine tools; staged by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, VDW), EuroBLECH (sheet metal working; staged by MackBrooks) and IAA Commercial Vehicles (transport, logistics and mobility; staged by the German Association of the Automotive Industry, VDA). With more than 1,200 employees and a network of 58 sales partners, Deutsche Messe is present in approx.100 countries.

About IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show

The largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. IMTS 2018 will run Sept. 10-15. IMTS is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. Recognized as one of the world’s preeminent stages for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment and technology, IMTS attracts visitors from every level of industry and more than 117 countries. IMTS 2016 was the third largest in number of registrations (115,612) and in net square feet of exhibit space (1,370,256). This show hosted the highest number of exhibiting companies ever (2,407). IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. www.IMTS.com

About AMT

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America.

About The Illinois Department of Commerce

The Illinois Department of Commerce mission is to provide economic opportunities for businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents that improve the quality of life for all Illinoisans. The Department of Commerce is laser-focused on improving transparency and accountability, enhancing customer service, increasing Illinois’ competitiveness, advancing minority empowerment, modernizing Illinois’ workforce, and elevating our state’s promotional efforts.