Industrial Transformation MEXICO
October 7 - 9, 2020, Poliforum León, León, Guanajuato, Mexico


• The first edition of Industrial Transformation MEXICO (ITM) is taking inspiration from the world-renowned Hannover Messe and is the only platform in Mexico for Industry 4.0, making the event “a must” for industrial pioneers.
• ITM is based on three pillars – exhibit, educate and innovate – all while integrating a tradeshow, conference and educational program tied together by the overarching themes of smart manufacturing and digital transformation in Mexico.
• Backed by insights from strategic allies, government agencies, local and international associations and industry leaders, ITM is specifically curated for the Latin American region.

Hannover, April 3rd, 2019 – The first edition of Industrial Transformation MEXICO – a HANNOVER MESSE event, will take place in the city of León, Guanajuato, right within the country’s thriving manufacturing belt at the modern Poliforum León, a state-of-the-art exhibition center from October 9 – 11th, 2019. The first-of-its-kind trade show in the country provides Latin America with a new platform for digital transformation and intelligent manufacturing as the region’s manufacturing community is showing readiness for the next wave of transformational change.

Mexico is undoubtedly an industrial power and a gateway to Latin America, thus in order to maintain its dynamic growth and development, it is essential to have a business, education and political platform where Mexican and international companies can present their latest developments: a place where they can learn first-hand about technologies of the future and train their staff. The extensive Industry 4.0 potential and the outstanding Mexican participation as guest country at the Hannover Messe 2018 resulted in the launch of ITM.

ITM 2019 will be a fundamental event with three main priorities: exhibit, educate and innovate. The event consists of a tradeshow, conference and educational program tied together by the overarching themes of smart manufacturing and digital transformation in Mexico. The exhibition program features four main display categories – Metalworking, Automation, Robotization and Motion, Digital Factory / ICT and Smart Logistics – as well as areas for live demonstrations and one-on-one consultations. Besides, ITM welcomes research institutions in order to open a space where visionary ideas of researchers become real life applications. In this incubator of the future, visitors will find cutting edge technology, as well as solutions that will increase their efficiency and decrease their costs. Startups @ ITM will provide room for innovations and new trends, where new thinkers and pacesetters will get together to bring new solutions and ideas to established companies, as well as networking with potential investors.

The event serves industry sectors such as aerospace, automotive, electronics, health care, food and beverage, metalworking, packaging systems, and steel and chemical processing.

All participants (both exhibitors and visitors) will contribute to the creation of a joint Mexican and Latin American Industry 4.0 agenda.

The event is projected to welcome over 160 exhibiting companies on an exhibition space of over 12,000 sqm.


Recognising the strategic importance of the event in spearheading economic progress through industrial transformation, the event is strongly supported by various strategic allies, government agencies, local and international associations and industry leaders. Furthermore, deep community insights are curating the event for the Latin American region; this, is reflected in the composition of Industrial Transformation MEXICO’s advisory committee, formed to provide counsel and guidance for the delivery and achievement of regional strategic and business objectives. The committee consists of A3, the Association for Technology, Manufacturing and Solutions (ATMS), Confederation of Industrial Chambers (CONCAMIN), the Mexican Ministry of Economy, Mexican-German Entrepreneurs (EMAAC), the Mexican-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CAMEXA), National Chamber of the Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology Industry (CANIETI), Heller, PROMETAL, Endress+Hausser, Mytec, IFM, Efector, SCM, KAESER Compresores, Nctech, Nexon, EPLAN, ITEM 24 and Siemens.

“ITM represents the opportunity to reinforce Siemens’ role as a leading company that has contributed to Mexico´s transformation by energizing, moving and automating the country for 125 years and will continue to do so with cutting-edge technology, supporting key Mexican industries and contributing to the development of the Mexican economy and social welfare of Mexican people,” comments Juan Ignacio Díaz, CEO Mexico, Central America & Caribbean, Siemens.


Mexico is welcoming Industry 4.0 with open arms with a long-term strategy which will foster the development of an entire Industry 4.0-ecosystem with automated production facilities that will exploit economies of scale, creating both development and growth opportunities.

• 30 billion USD in FDI in 2017 (45% invested in the advanced manufacturing industry)
• The largest exporter of medium and high-tech manufactured goods from all G20 economies
• Long-term Industry 4.0 ecosystem strategy
• Annually, over 223,000 graduates from STEM careers
• The 9th most attractive destination for FDI, with two-thirds going into manufacturing
• 21 plants from automotive OEMs – pioneers in smart factory technology
• 34 clusters implementing Industry 4.0 technologies and IOT solutions
• 3rd in the digital transformation index
• Mexico will launch two more hyper flexible manufacturing clusters in 2019 and 2021
• 4th largest exporter of light vehicles in the world

(Source: ProMéxico (2018))

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As one of the world’s foremost organizers of capital goods trade fairs, Deutsche Messe (Hannover, Germany) stages a rich array of events at venues in Germany and around the globe. With 2017´s revenue projected to total about 357 million euros, Deutsche Messe ranks among Germany’s top five tradeshow producers. The company’s portfolio features such world-class events as (in alphabetical order), CeMAT (intralogistics and supply chain management), didacta (education), DOMOTEX (carpets and other floor coverings), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), INTERSCHUTZ (fire and rescue services, civil protection, safety and security), LABVOLUTION (lab technology) and LIGNA (woodworking, wood processing, forestry).
The company also regularly hosts a number of internationally renowned events by third parties, among which are AGRITECHNICA (agricultural machinery) and EuroTier (animal production), both of which are staged by the German Agricultural Society (DLG), EMO (machine tools; staged by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, VDW), EuroBLECH (sheet metal working; staged by MackBrooks) and IAA Commercial Vehicles (transport, logistics and mobility; staged by the German Association of the Automotive Industry, VDA). With more than 1,200 employees and a network of 58 sales partners, Deutsche Messe is present in approximately 100 countries.
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Hannover Fairs México, Deutsche Messe’s subsidiary in Mexico, organizes Industrial Transformation MEXICO. Hannover Fairs México was established in 2016 with the purpose of bringing events from Deutsche Messe´s portfolio to Mexico and in this way to cover the need for internationalization of different economic sectors of the country. Besides Industrial Transformation MEXICO the subsidiary organizes the following events in the country: Solar Power Mexico (solar energy), DOMOTEX Mexico (floor coverings) and MEM Industrial (wood processing, woodworking and furniture manufacturing).
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