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Dates in Winter 2017

Calendar of events

© Rainer Schimm

updated on 24 Oktober 2017

Car fans have been looking forward to this exhibition highlight with keen anticipation for months: At the start of December, thousands of petrol heads will once again converge on the Essen Motor Show, which presents the world of motor sports with everything from tuned-up sports cars to vintage sportsters. The calendar of events presents further exciting dates for technophiles.

Nuremberg: SPS IPC Drives

28 - 30.11.2017, Nuremberg exhibition centre
For more information about the “SPS IPC Drives” trade fair, please click here

At the end of November, providers of automation technology from across the world will be unveiling innovations from the sector in Nuremberg. The focal point of the SPS IPC Drives fair, which covers the entire spectrum of electrical automation, is once again going to be Industry 4.0: “In addition to special exhibition areas devoted to particular themes, and lectures, a lot of products and examples of applications for the Digital Transformation, Hall 6 is going to be undergoing a realignment in terms of the actual exhibits, and will increasingly focus on these new challenges in manufacturing technology", the organisers have announced. With last year’s tally of visitors exceeding 63,000 and a total exhibition area covering more than 122,000 square metres, SPS IPC Drives is Europe’s leading trade show in the industry.

Essen: Essen Motor Show

1.12 – 12.2017, Essen exhibition centre
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For drivers and dreams: The Essen Motor Show aims to make passion for all things automotive into a tangible experience. The show is Europe's biggest stage for sports cars and takes place this year for the 50th time. From 1 to 10 December, over 500 exhibitors will be showing not just vintage cars, brand new models and series-production sportsters but also tuning trends and news from the world of motor sport. The fair has attracted more than 10 million people since it was launched, and this year the organisers once again expect thousands of visitors. One of the highlights of the Essen Motor Show is the “tuningXperience” exhibition: this special show “enjoys cult status among fans of the motor-mania festival in the Essen exhibition centre, because it gathers together many of the best vehicles from Europe, from daily drivers to high-end show cars,” the organisers have announced.

Berlin: The Internet as a place

Until 18.2.2018, German Museum of Technology
For more information about the exhibition entitled “The Internet as a place”, please click here

Where exactly is the Internet? And what does it look like there? Can you visit it? Unusual questions, to which Hamburg-based photographer Heinrich Holtgreve has sought the answers. And in the process he “failed in fine style”, as the ZEIT magazine wrote when it published Holtgreve’s photographs for the first time. “What have nonetheless emerged are ‘magical’ pictures of LAN sockets in apartments in Cairo and rooms full of cables in East Frisia,” says the German Museum of Technology in Berlin. The museum has dedicated a whole exhibition to this series on “The Internet as a place”, which will run until 18 February 2018.

Munich: energie.transitions

Until 19.8.2018, Deutsches Museum
For more information about the special exhibition entitled “energy.transitions”, click here

Finding the way to a sustainable and resource-conserving energy future is one of the most pressing issues of our time. And yet, the energy transition leaves a lot of questions unanswered: “How can environmental sustainability, economic efficiency and social justice be reconciled?” asks the Deutsches Museum in Munich. The aim of the special exhibition entitled “energy.transitions” is to provide answers and offer information in ten exhibition areas on wind, water and solar power, as well as covering innovative mobility concepts for the future. At the heart of the show is an interactive digital game, in which the visitors can decide what kind of energy transition they want.