American manufacturing on a global stage

Hannover Messe 2016 will feature state, regional and national economic development leaders looking to attract foreign direct investment in the U.S.


Courtesy: HannoverFor nearly 70 years, Hannover Messe has been the world's leading industrial trade show,bringing manufacturing innovation from around the world to Hannover, Germany each spring.

The United States takes center stage at Hannover Messe 2016 as this year's Partner Country. The event takes place April 25-29, providing an opportunity to bring American manufacturing strategies to a global audience.

The U.S. Pavilion at Hannover Messe will feature state, regional and national economic development leaders looking to attract foreign direct investment in the U.S. It also will showcase American manufacturers looking to be part of the Industrial Internet of Things,(IIoT) a central component in Hannover Messe's 2016 theme: "Integrated Industry-Discover Solutions."

For U.S. manufacturers, Hannover Messe should be an annual event. For 2016, it is a unique opportunity to see first-hand the innovations coming to manufacturing and celebrate the success of U.S. manufacturing throughout the world.

CFE Media is Official Media Partner for the U.S. Partner Country at Hannover Messe2016. In the month's leading up to this year's show, we'll look at the key trends in global manufacturing and offer insights as to how U.S. manufacturers will benefit from attending Hannover Messe in 2016.

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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

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