emony with German Chancellor Angela Merkel
and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven; heard
expert insights from thought-leading speakers at
the Fair’s inaugural Industrial Pioneer’s Forum;
held a special MLC Executive Panel on the topic
of Rethinking Leadership in an 4.0 World; toured
Volkswagen’s massive nearby production plant
in Wolfsburg; and enjoyed specially-hosted tours
of over 20 companies and consortia exhibiting a
vast range of leading edge M4.0 technologies from
advances in plant floor AI systems and analytics,
to Industrial Io T test beds, 5G networking, digital
twins, collaborative robotics, and blockchains.
MLC delegates attend as guests at the Hannover Fair’s
Opening Ceremony, held in the city’s main Congress Center.
A personal welcome to the world’s
largest industrial fair from MLC Co-Founder
David Brousell, Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Member of
the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe, and
NAM President & CEO Jay Timmons.
Protolab’s Rich Baker
explores the Industrial Internet
Consortium’s Io T test beds.
Protolab’s CEO Vicki Holt, Siemens’
Barbara Humpton, the NAM’s Jay
Timmons, and the MLC’s David
Brousell during the tour of Siemens
extensive Hannover exhibition stand.
Left: The MLC delegation gets a
briefing on Siemens’ Industry of
the Future concept.
Top: German company Festo’s
‘Fin Wave’ underwater bionics
Photography: Alyssa Dixon, NAM/MLC Meetings Manager
Zühlke briefs MLC delegates on the German consortium’s latest innovations in interoperability.
2019 HANNOVER FAIR
- By Paul Tate, Co-Founding Executive
Editor & Research Director, MLC