Hannover Messe USA 2018’s IIoT education programs

Hannover Messe USA 2018’s IIoT education programs

Solutions Theater will educate Hannover Messe USA attendees about the latest processes, standards, trends, and implementations for the plant floor.


Chicago, Illinois – Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA), the organizer of Hannover Messe USA 2018, announced the new Solutions Theater featuring Smart Manufacturing, Predictive Maintenance, and other Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) topics. The education programs and demonstrations will take place from September 10-14, 2018, on the Hannover Messe USA trade show floor co-located with IMTS 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago, on Level 2 of the Lakeside Building.

Solutions Theater will educate Hannover Messe USA attendees about the latest processes, standards, trends, and implementations for the plant floor and beyond. Leading industry speakers will explain the adoption of IIoT, providing clear details on how to move forward and adapt to the fourth industrial revolution. To drive content for the new Solutions Theater, HFUSA has partnered with top innovators and experts in the field, including Bluetooth, German Plattform Industrie 4.0, Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), Manufacturing Leadership Council, Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) and National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to name a few.

“We are excited to bring these global industry organizations to the trade show floor to provide speakers and develop content for the educational sessions, panels and keynotes,” said Adrienne Zepeda, show manager of Industrial Events at Hannover Fairs USA. All Solutions Theater topics and demonstrations will cover the latest IIoT breakthroughs and insights.

On Monday, September 10, HFUSA will host an opening ceremony in the Solutions Theater, and the German Plattform Industrie 4.0 will hold a special program (in partnership with the IIC, NEMA and Manufacturing Leadership Council): Industrie 4.0 Meets the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). On Wednesday, September 12, VDMA will host a conference program of morning and afternoon sessions covering smart manufacturing and predictive maintenance.

On Friday, September 14, the Industrial Internet Consortium will host a morning of presentations and panel discussions followed by a networking reception on the trade show floor. IIC discussions will focus on technologies disrupting the manufacturing industry: The Industrial Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, Automation, Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) and Artificial Intelligence. Experts in manufacturing, automation and security will showcase IIC case studies about how new technologies shape machine interoperability, manufacturing quality improvements, real-time control and synchronization of high-performance machines, equipment failure predictions and more.

“Partnering with these outstanding industry experts for the new Solutions Theater programs and demonstrations will bring great value to Hannover Messe USA attendees,” added Zepeda.