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Spring dates in 2019

Calendar of events: Experiencing technology

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14 March 2019

In April, Berlin will be transformed into a playground for gamers of all ages; Munich will be the setting in May for discussions about sustainable mobility; and, in Hanover in July, the researchers of tomorrow will be able to get close up and personal with the technology of tomorrow. We present these and other exciting dates for technology lovers from April to June 2019 in our events calendar.

Hanover: Hannover Messe industrial fair

1 to 5 April 2019, Hannover Messe
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IoT, AI, 5G: Anyone who wants to know where industry’s digital journey is heading can’t afford to overlook the annual Hannover Messe industrial fair. And, in 2019, the world's most important industrial trade fair will be more digital than ever before: after CeBIT, numerous exhibitors, including greats such as IBM and Microsoft, will be switching their attention directly to the Hannover Messe. Some 6,500 exhibitors from 75 countries will be presenting their solutions for networked factories, Logistics 4.0, IT security, 5G mobile technology, robotics and sector coupling - that is, the networking of the industrial and energy sectors in the context of the energy turnaround - to a number of visitors anticipated to exceed 200,000. Around 80 forums and events will be dedicated to this year's theme of “Integrated Industry - Industrial Intelligence”, offering space for a discussion of how automation and energy technology, IT platforms and Artificial Intelligence can work together. On its stand in Hall 12, TÜV NORD will be showing how digital testing methods can help identify and minimise risks.

Berlin: Games Week Berlin

8 to 14 April 2019, Kulturbrauerei, SEZ and others
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Berlin goes gaming-crazy: For a whole week starting 8 April, the capital will once again become a playground for gamers of all ages. At the “Quo Vadis”, game developers, producers and industry insiders will be discussing the present and future of the computer game. Where e-sport stands today and how it can be promoted will be the subject matter of discussions between teams, clubs and associations at the “German E-sports Summit". Female talents will be linking up at the “Womenize!”. The “Gamesfest” at the Kulturbrauerei will be offering a colourful programme on all aspects of gaming culture and an opportunity to try out your skills on some brand new games, meet YouTube stars or find out about a career in the gaming industry. Friends of indie games will be making the same pilgrimage as every year to the “A Maze” to take a look at some exciting game designs or to immerse themselves in virtual reality landscapes and interactive art installations.

Berlin: re:publica

6 to 8 May 2019, STATION Berlin
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Talking about the Internet: In 2007, Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone, YouTube celebrated its second anniversary, and, in Berlin, a few bloggers issued an invitation to get talking about the Internet. Today, Apple is one of the world’s most valuable companies, YouTubers are pop stars, and re:publica has long been the most important meeting place for the digital scene in Germany. Under this year's slogan “tl;dr” - an Internet acronym for “too long; didn't read” - the digital conference will be launching a counter-programme to simplify and reduce complex problems: “Things need to be thought out, discussed and looked at from different angles. Which is why we’re dedicating the next re:publica to the long read, the small print, the footnotes, the power of research, the power of controversy and the urgency NOT to simplify the issues that divide (or unite!) us”. These words lifted from the organiser’s website summarise the central theme of the event.

Munich: Power2Drive

15 to 17 May 2019, Messe München (Munich trade fair)
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Charge up the batteries: according to a study by consultancy firm Aurora Energy Research, up to 29 million electric cars are likely to be running on German roads by 2040. If these vehicles are to get to their destinations without running out of juice, millions more charging stations will need to be installed. Power2Drive offers an opportunity to get an impression of what’s next for charging technology and electromobility. More than 200 providers of charging infrastructure and electric vehicles will be presenting products, services, new developments and business models for clean and sustainable mobility solutions for the future to around 50,000 trade visitors in Munich. At the accompanying congress, too, everything will revolve around batteries, charging and network infrastructure and the interaction between electric cars and an environmentally-friendly energy supply system.

Munich: transport logistic

4 to 7 June 2019, Messe München
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Getting efficiently from A to B: online trade is growing relentlessly - and, with it, the burden on towns and cities. How to get packages to their recipients without clogging up the roads or unnecessarily polluting the air with nitrogen oxides will be among the topics to be discussed at transport logistic. Every two years, the leading international trade fair for logistics, telematics and transport brings experts and companies from all over the world together in Munich. A wide-ranging conference programme with some 200 experts will highlight the current challenges and trends in the logistics field. For the first time since 2011, the 2,000-or-so exhibitors will include sector giant DHL. The fair will witness the unveiling of “start.hub Logistics”, at which 20 start-ups will be presenting their innovative ideas related to digitalisation, autonomous driving and robotics.

Hanover: IdeenExpo

15 to 23 June 2019, Hannover Messe
For more information about “IdeenExpo”, click here.

Technology up close: "Science and technology are just dry theory and a boy thing” - the IdeenExpo in Hanover will be getting to grips with and challenging these still widely held assumptions. More than 350,000 children and teens will be able to test out 650 exciting hands-on exhibits provided by universities, companies and schools over 110,000 square metres and have a go at being researchers in some 700 workshops. The well-known thematic areas such as “ClubZukunft” and the “GirlsMINTCamp” will be joined this year by three new ones: On the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, space flight will be the sole focus of attention in the “MondMission”. In the “MobilitätsArena”, visitors will be able to find out what it’s like to ride an e-bike and what other environmentally-friendly vehicles there are. A visit to the “KlimaZone” will reveal how the climate system works, and how we can protect it.