“We are most encouraged by the high level of interest already being shown in the run-up to EMO and are expecting to see a varied programme in which exhibitors will be giving a concise overview of their trade fair innovations and providing a first glimpse of the new developments that visitors can expect to see at EMO Hannover from 16 to 21 September,” says Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director of EMO organiser VDW (Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabrikenn – German Machine Tool Builders’ Association). For the first time, interested parties will be able to follow the Preview via a live stream.

German live stream: https://www.tvonweb.de/kunden/dmag/emo/2019/preview/index.de.php

English live stream: https://www.tvonweb.de/kunden/dmag/emo/2019/preview/index.en.php

The Preview has adopted the EMO Hannover theme of Smart technologies driving tomorrow’s production! and will emphasise the importance of the EMO as the world’s leading trade fair for metalworking. EMO is also an information platform for showcasing the future of production technology. Accordingly, in his keynote speech at the Preview, Dr. Anselm Blocher of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) will be reporting on “Industry 4.0: Hurdles and opportunities in actual production”. The companies will then illustrate these views about the future of the industry in 120-second reports on their current offerings in the field of digitalisation and production networking.

Programme and live stream of the Preview

Journalists and interested parties who are not able to attend the Preview in person can view the live stream on Wednesday, 3 July 2019. The programme in detail (subject to change without notice):

12:00 noon     Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the DMAG Board of Management Welcome

12:05               Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director VDW The highlights of EMO Hannover 2019

12:35               Pitches from 13 exhibitors

13:05               Break

13:45               Dr. Anselm Blocher, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI),

Saarbrücken Keynote speech: “Industry 4.0: Hurdles and opportunities in actual production”

14:15               Pitches from 12 exhibitors

14:45               Break

15:15               Pitches from 13 exhibitors

For the journalists present, the programme will continue with interviews and, on 4 July 2019, with a visit to the Hannover Centre for Production Technology – PZH.

Author: Stefan Schwaneck, VDW Press and Public Relations