Industrial Transformation MEXICO
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GIZ Mexico and Hannover Fairs México Sign Agreement to Promote Industry 4.0 in Mexico

  • The cooperation agreement entered into by the German organizations GIZ and HFM will facilitate conferences, round tables and workshops to promote sustainable development and Industry 4.0 in Mexico.

Mexico City, May 5, 2020. Dennis Quennet, City Programs, Transportation and Sustainable Industry Director for the German Agency for Sustainable Development (GIZ), and Hannover Fairs México (HFM) CEO Bernd Rohde today entered into a cooperation agreement for the second edition of Industrial Transformation Mexico (ITM 2020), the leading Industry 4.0 tradeshow in Mexico and Latin America. Scheduled to take place on October 7-9, 2020 at the Poliforum León, Guanajuato, the goal of ITM 2020 is to promote a joint agenda of conferences, contents and activities to foster best international practices as Mexico makes the transition to Industry 4.0, and contribute to the country’s economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic.

Bernd Rohde described GIZ as an invaluable partner in the design of a suitable program and a launch pad to encourage companies operating in Mexico to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies and share best Industry 4.0 regulatory practices, with a view to promoting sustainable mobility and smart cities, among other innovation and sustainability related initiatives.

According to Dennis Quennet, ITM became a regional epicenter for Industry 4.0 from its very first edition and is now a hub of knowledge that promotes technological development and innovation among companies, governments, academics and students, helping improve the country’s competitiveness and facilitating access to international markets.

ITM 2019 exceeded all expectations, drawing over 30,000 visitors from Mexico and abroad over the three days of the event. A total of 265 exhibitors from ten countries participated in the tradeshow, closing on-site business deals valued at 52 million USD and generating 850 million USD in related investments. ITM 2019 also featured an educational program with over 70 free conferences, workshops and seminars designed to plant the seed of the 4.0 mentality in Mexico’s business community, students and young people.

GIZ played an important role in designing the conference and workshop program of ITM 2019, which hosted the Annual Mexican-German Dialogue on Quality Infrastructure, a platform for political and technical dialogue established by Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Economy and Energy (BMWi) and Mexico’s Secretary of the Economy (SE) to define strategic lines of action for bilateral cooperation in the area of quality infrastructure.

ITM 2020 anticipates a turnout of 15,000 national and international professionals and 270 exhibitors spread over 18,000 square meters of exhibition floor, plus a program featuring 70 conferences, over 150 speakers and an exclusive Industry 4.0 training session.


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