Lightweight construction is a key technology. Industrial enterprises world-wide are striving to reduce the weight and improve the quality of their products. Coupled with innovative design, new lightweight materials save energy and materials, reduce CO2 emissions, while at the same time enhancing the robustness and efficiency of the product. Smart, lightweight systems are acquiring ever greater importance throughout industry – in the automotive sector, in mechanical and plant engineering, and in the energy sector.
Less weight - better performance: intelligent lightweight construction systems for a reduction of energy and material requirements.
Integrated Lightweight Plaza
Why not benefit from the experiences of other sectors? Successful lightweight engineering solutions depend on interdisciplinary collaboration in materials, design and construction, and manufacturing technologies. The Integrated Lightweight Plaza is the ideal place for your highlight exhibits, project studies and live demonstrations. A Speakers' Corner at the Integrated Lightweight Plaza hosts talks on lightweight construction technologies for a wide range of sectors.
First Lightweighting Summit
In 2019, the German Economics Ministry is organizing HANNOVER MESSE's first-ever summit on lightweight construction. The summit for political, industry and R&D leaders, which will be held on 2 April, will look at lightweight design and construction as a competitive factor and explore strategies for fostering it as a key enabling technology. Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Peter Altmaier, will open the summit and give the opening address.