Hannover Messe USA

2018 Post Show Report

2018 Post Show Report

Hannover Messe USA - 70 years in the making

For the first time in its 70 year history, the world’s leading industrial trade show, HANNOVER MESSE, was produced outside of Germany. The introduction of HANNOVER MESSE USA highlighted the continuing importance of manufacturing in the North American economy, and provided a platform for US companies to reach a global audience and see the latest solutions tailored to the needs of the North American market.

HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018 was at the forefront of showcasing innovations in the factory of the future: cobots, industrial energy systems, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) or 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.  For six days during its co-location with IMTS 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago from September 10-15, HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018 covered more than 114,200 square feet of exhibit space and featured 510 exhibitors who showcased their innovations to a record breaking 129,415 registered visitors attending both shows.



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Countries represented

Visitors with Purchasing Influence

    2018 Top 5 Job Function of Visitors

      Visitors by Industry

        Buying Authority of Visitors

        Identify the need for new products or equipment


        Gather information to evaluate alternative product


        Jointly make a buying decision with others


        Justify the purchase and/or select specific brand


        Make the final decision or give the final approval


        Have no role in buying the products shown


        2018 List of Exhibitors

        See which exhibitors attended last year by browsing the 2018 Exhibitor List and Floor Plan.


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        Media Partners