Inaugural Hannover Messe event in Mexico exceeds expectations

Nov 13, 2019

The inaugural Industrial Transformation Mexico (ITM 2019) is the first Hannover Messe industrial technology event organized in Mexico and Latin America. This follows the staging of Hannover Messe USA 2018 alongside IMTS in Chicago.

ITM 2019 showcased smart manufacturing and digital transformation in Mexico, drawing more than 30,000 attendees from Mexico and abroad during the three-day event held from October 9–11 at the Poliforum León in Guanajuato, Mexico. ITM 2019 featured 265 exhibitors from 10 countries that showcased the latest in Industry 4.0 technology. The show covered more than 18,000 square meters of exhibition space and featured more than 70 Industry 4.0 conferences, workshops and seminars free to registered attendees.

"The ITM 2019 results surpassed all expectations,” said Hannover Fairs Mexico CEO Bernd Rohde. "The more than 70 conferences, workshops and seminars exposed thousands of students, young people, small and mid-size companies to the Industry 4.0 mindset, while the ITMujeres program became the first educational platform designed to encourage more women to participate in Industry 4.0 initiatives."

"ITM 2019 generated $52 million in on-site business and another $850 million in the form of an investment project,” said Guanajuato Governor Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo. "ITM 2019 establishes Guanajuato as an Industry 4.0 hub for the design of the technology of the future and an innovation powerhouse."

"Mexico is without question the most highly industrialized economy in Latin America and a leading exporter of high-technology goods that is progressing in leaps and bounds,” said Manuel Pérez Cárdenas, who spoke on behalf of the Confederation of Industrial Chambers of the United States of Mexico (CONCAMIN).

ITM 2020 will take place October 7–9, 2020 in Guanajuato, Mexico.