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VDW Trade Fairs

EMO Hannover: Innovate Manufacturing

We host the EMO Hannover, the world’s leading trade fair for production technology, twice in succession in the odd years in Hanover. It is held under the aegis of the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries (Cecimo). Every sixth year, the Italian machine tool association hosts the EMO in Milan. The venue cycle for the EMO is Hanover – Hanover – Milan – Hanover – Hanover – Milan.

Next event: September 2023

NORTEC: Trade Fair for Production & Campus for SMEs

As the regional counterpart to EMO Hannover, VDW is presenting NORTEC in cooperation with Messe Stuttgart, for the first time under new responsibility. This well-established event focused on production technology is scheduled to occur in January 2024 at the exhibition center in Hamburg. The new organizers aim to introduce fresh opportunities that will enhance NORTEC‘s impact and accelerate technological advancement within the industry.

Next event: 23 to 26 January 2024

GrindingHub: The New Hub of International Grinding Technology

With its clear focus, international approach and modern, hybrid trade fair concept, we make the GrindingHub the new industry meeting place for grinding technology – from the industry for the industry. The strong team of VDW, Messe Stuttgart and SWISSMEM as the promotional supporter, will bundle industry and trade fair expertise and create the new leading trade fair for the grinding industry at the modern Stuttgart trade fair venue for the first time in 2022.

Next event: 14 to 17 May 2022

Partner event

EMO Milano

Alternating with EMO Hannover, organized by VDW on behalf of the European umbrella organization Cecimo, Ucimu organizes EMO Milano in Milan. The schedule is based on the Hanover-Hanover-Milan-Hanover sequence.

Next event: October 2027