HANNOVER MESSE 2020, 20 - 24 April

Call for Papers

Are you interested in participating as a speaker at HANNOVER MESSE? Selected forums and special formats provide the ideal stage to put your solutions in the spotlight. Here you will find detailed information on the topics on which contributions can be submitted.

Call for Papers: 12 November 2019 - 31 January 2020 (Deadline)

More than 90 conferences and forums will round off the 2020 program.

Contact form for exhibitors, startups, research institutions, universities and public institutions/authorities:

Call for Papers for Exhibitors

Contact form for companies who are not exhibiting at HANNOVER MESSE 2020:

Call for Papers for Non-Exhibitors

Please inform yourself first about the Topics before you fill out the contact form.

How do I apply?

To apply, simply fill out the Call for Papers form. You’ll receive your login data for the “Daily Fair REF” online speaker’s portal for the thematically appropriate forum by e-mail within 24 hours (on workdays). (Sender’s address:

The following information is required for us to be able to evaluate the presentation:
First/last name, job function, company, presentation title in English and German (max. 100 characters each, incl. spaces), a short abstract (max. 900 characters incl. spaces in English and, if possible, German).

Please refrain from submitting any presentations with a commercial, advertising character.

Do I need to be an exhibitor at HANNOVER MESSE 2020 and are there any additional costs?

Presentations successfully submitted by HANNOVER MESSE exhibitors, start-ups, research institutes, universities and public institutions or authorities are free of charge.

Exhibitors at HANNOVER MESSE also have the option of booking a participation package, including a speaker’s slot at selected forums and thus do not need to participate in the Call for Papers.

For companies not exhibiting at HANNOVER MESSE 2020, it is obligatory to book a participation package from €1,990, plus statutory VAT, if the presentation is accepted.

You are not an exhibitor yet? Become an exhibitor .

Partnership packages for exhibitors

When will I be informed as to whether my presentation has been accepted?

The selection process takes time. Our jury members and other partners will evaluate the submitted papers during the period from the end of January to mid-February 2020. You will then be notified in writing as to whether your paper has been accepted.

Can I still make any major changes to my presentation content after acceptance?

No. Substantial changes to the content of a presentation are not permitted. Minor content updates must be sent to , as subsequent changes in “Daily Fair REF” are not possible. You can, however, update your speaker’s profile at any time.

In which language should the lecture be held?

You can deliver your presentation in German or English, depending on the countries your target audience comes from.

What is the timeframe for my presentation?

Generally speaking, a presentation should last from 15 to 20 minutes, including questions from the audience.

Are you an exhibitor and do you organise your own events at your stand?

The publication of your event programme will ensure more visitors to your stand. Detailed information ist available at the HANNOVER MESSE Shop .

I still have questions that are not answered here. What can I do?

We’re happy to answer any additional questions you may have. Just send us an e-mail at or give us a call.


The following HANNOVER MESSE events have special conditions and deadlines:

MES Conference

12th International MES Conference

Thursday, 23 April 2020, Convention Center (CC) | Call for Papers – Deadline: 13 December 2019 more

Industrial Pioneers Summit

Industrial Pioneers Summit

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, Convention Center (CC), Room 1 more

German-Japanese Economic Forum

14th German-Japanese Economic Forum

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, Global Business & Markets (Hall 21) more

Additive Manufacturing Symposium

Additive Manufacturing

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, Technology Academy | Call for Papers – Deadline: 13 December 2019 more


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