Hannover Messe – what does it have on offer for the process industry?

HANNOVER MESSE 2014, Hannover, Germany

Five-day visit to Hannover Messe, exploring the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology


If you're looking for a global trade fair with genuine global clout, featuring the world's top industrial suppliers and cutting edge products, then look no further than HANNOVER MESSE 2014. Set amongst the greenery of the Hanoverian Tiefebene (lowlands), the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology is a “must see” for any manufacturer or engineer in the process industry interested in key current issues, with a lead theme of “Integrated Industry – NEXT STEPS.”

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HANNOVER MESSE 2014 brings the world of technology together with seven leading international trade fairs beneath one all-encompassing umbrella. At the chosen venue for international product and technology premieres, you'll not only meet professionals and potential customers from every key sector of industry (65% of whom had direct involvement in their companies' investment decisions according to 2013 figures), but also experience a host of important award ceremonies – like the Hermes Award and Engineer Powerwoman Award – plus, there's a job and career stage and countless forums and symposiums to explore.

Best bit

“Five days of innovations and groundbreaking solutions along the entire industrial value chain.”

We like

  • The handy checklist, containing everything you'll ever need for a fruitful visit to HANNOVER MESSE 2014.
  • The in-depth visitor guide, for the full schedule of events and even a handy floorplan.
  • The interactive HANNOVER MESSE smartphone app, which gives you on-the-go exhibitor and product information.

Exhibition details

There's a packed programme of events and an impressive list of exhibitors vying for attention at the Hannover Exhibition Centre. Core display categories at HANNOVER MESSE 2014 include industrial automation and IT, energy and environmental technologies, industrial supply, production engineering and services, and research and development.

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As part of the WoMenPower conference, Deutsche Messe will award its Engineer Powerwoman award for a woman in the MINT (mathematics, IT, Science and Technology) fields “who, through her commitment, ideas or work, has brought innovation to a company’s technical environment or helped it make decisive progress.” There will also be a presentation for the fourth robotics award - for applied robotics solutions - and the prestigious Hermes Award for product innovations.


There's a comprehensive map of all the halls and facilities at HANNOVER MESSE 2014. The colour coded halls and open-air sites have sections alloted to Energy, MobiliTec, Digital Factory, Industrial Supply, Industrial GreenTec, Research & Technology – as well as a jobs and careers site.


  • Visitor centre
  • Visitor information System (Ebi)
  • Cordless Internet Access
  • Disability Access
  • Professional Childcare
  • Live and on-demand video streaming
  • Jobs and careers stage for engineers


The Munich Hall is the largest trade fair restaurant in the world, offering a taste of Oktoberfest to hungry exhibition goers. Around 40 restaurants and bistros cater for any taste imaginable, from elegant or rustic, exclusive menu or quick snack, with a whopping 3200 seats, waitresses in traditional costume and naturally brewed Munich beer.


HANNOVER MESSE 2014 is conveniently located at the Hannover Exhibition Centre from 7-11 April. Hanover, or Hannover as it's known in German, has historically remained modest about its global influence. Is it purely coincidental though that the former de facto seat of power for 100 years worth of British Empire rule (via monarchs from the house of Hanover), now influences global decision makers in the fields of industry and IT, with large-scale exhibitions like HANNOVER MESSE and CeBIT hosted here? Beyond the exhibition halls, you'll find vast acreages of green space, with the miniature Versailles gardens of Herrenhäuser Gärten, a compact medieval-style centre (partially reconstructed after WWII bombing), Eilenrade forest to the east, and the southern lake Maschsee.

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