HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
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Industrie 4.0 meets the Industrial Internet Forum

High-Level-Panel Digitizing European Industry - Challenges and Perspectives for SMEs

Location & Language

Hall 8, Stand D19



Simultaneous interpreting


Event Details

Type of event

Panel Discussion


Digital Factory, Industrial Automation, Industrie 4.0

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How do medium-sized companies manage the digital change?

Digitization is one of the prevailing drivers for transformation the European economy.
In almost every sector of industry Products, processes and machines change and the
markets are even closer together. Businesses must take advantage of the
opportunities offered by digitalization for new products, services and business
models. Currently Medium-sized companies have a lot of catching up to do, which
"Industrie 4.0" for the future of their business.
How can change be achieved nationally and on a European level? How does the
policy contribute in this process? High ranking Representatives from Germany,
France, Italy and the EU discussing this issue.


  Matthias Machnig

Matthias Machnig

State Secretary, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)

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 Prof. Wolf-Dieter Lukas

Prof. Wolf-Dieter Lukas

Head of Department, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

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  Benjamin Gallezot

Benjamin Gallezot

Deputy Director General, Generaldirektion für Wettbewerbsfähigkeit, Industrie und Dienstleistungen, Ministerium für Wirtschaft und Finanzen der Republik Frankreich

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 Prof. Marco Taisch

Prof. Marco Taisch

Ministerium für wirtschaftliche Entwicklung, Italien

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