HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
Guided tours

Exhibition tours to the highlights

Join the innovations! Trained tour guides lead you to the exhibition stands of selected companies whose offering is relevant to your topical industry theme.


Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get a clear and concise overview of the show topics you are most interested in. HANNOVER MESSE Guided Tours guarantee you'll never miss the highlights in your special area of interest.

During the tour, which lasts approx. 2 hours, exhibitors will provide exclusive 15 minute demonstrations of true innovations and optimal solutions.

The tours covering a range of topics, you're sure to find the right offering for your special area of interest.


Guided Tours Monday, 24 April to Friday, 28 April 2017
Meeting Point/Registration Information Center (IC)
Times Monday from 2.00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.
Friday only at 10.00 a.m.
Tour length approx. 2 hours
Tour language English
Participation fee € 15.00/person (deposit for headset: € 50.00)

Custom Tours & Theme Tours

Apart from one of the standard Guided Tours we offer you a guided tour which is specifically tailored to your needs.

The Tour Themes 2017 at a glance

Tour 1 – Industrial Automation & IT

What does it take to make production both resource-efficient and flexible? What do manufacturers need in order to respond swiftly to changing market conditions and growing customer demand for product individualization? The answer is automation. To be part of the digital age and stay competitive, manufacturers need to invest in the latest automation technology. This tour will give you a captivating and transparent overview of today's advanced factory technologies and associated software solutions and show you the vital importance of seamless data flows, from the initial product idea and the associated planning and engineering processes, right through to production and after-sales service.

Tour 2 - Industry 4.0 & Industrial Internet

Smart Factory, Virtual Reality, Internet of Things – no mere futurist musings, these revolutionary concepts are now integral to modern industry. The digital integration of all industrial processes has moved from vision to reality, and the fourth industrial revolution is in full swing. This tour is an opportunity to experience the latest technologies for Integrated Industry. It is your chance to discover solutions for programming products with their own blueprints, for enabling machines to communicate with one another via sensors, and for building smart, flexible factories capable of individualized mass production.

Tour 3 – Predictive Maintenance 4.0

Predictive maintenance (PdM) is an industrial Internet of Things technology that is steadily growing in importance as a driver of value in modern manufacturing. The Internet of Things is about interconnectedness – the digital integration of machines, products, components and up- and downstream systems. Predictive maintenance is a cost-saving improvement on conventional maintenance strategies, not to mention a pivotal part of the Industry 4.0 landscape. In this tour, selected exhibitors will demonstrate advanced systems that are already in industrial use and show you strategies, applications and solutions for the connected world of Predictive Maintenance 4.0.

Tour 4 - Process Automation

Process automation confers benefits on companies from a whole range of industries, including the chemicals, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, food and metal industries. During this tour, exhibitors will show you how you can harness process control systems, measurement and control technology, pumps and pump systems, optimized instrumentation and advanced automation solutions to boost your plant productivity while at the same time lowering your energy bills. Whether you’re looking for advanced smart sensors that can measure gas and dust emissions or track fluid levels in your manufacturing processes, or need state-of-the-art smart measuring and control solutions to boost your production efficiency, this tour is an excellent way to “get your bearings” and start your journey of discovery.

Tour 5 – Integrated Energy

Transitioning the world to sustainable, intelligently networked energy systems requires new technologies and solutions for energy generation, storage, transmission and distribution. This tour is all about smart grids, virtual power plants, renewable energy, storage solutions and technologies for integrating electric vehicles into tomorrow’s intelligent energy systems. You will discover ideas, technologies and solutions for building an energy market that delivers a sustainable, reliable and competitively priced energy supply. The tour is also a great opportunity for you to share your views on how to build a better energy future. By exploring energy management solutions across multiple disciplines and exhibition halls, you will also gain a good general understanding of how you can optimize the energy efficiency of your plant and buildings.

Tour 6 - Innovations for the Mechanical and Plant Engineering Industry

The mechanical engineering industry has a very strong research and innovation focus. Consequently, it is increasingly investing in smart, efficient and sustainable technologies. Lightweight solutions are a key part of this. The Innovations for the Mechanical and Plant Engineering Industry tour will give you an overview of the wide array of innovative solutions for the mechanical engineering industry on display at HANNOVER MESSE. Its exhibitors will present everything from intelligent energy and automation solutions, subcontracting solutions and systems, lightweight solutions, surface technology applications, and measurement and control technology right through to condition monitoring systems.


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Jennifer Early

Jennifer Early

Deutsche Messe
+49 511 89 - 31237
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Yvonne Schulz

Yvonne Schulz

Deutsche Messe
+49 511 89 - 31349
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