Hannover Fair returns to the Exhibition Grounds April 16-20
Opening Monday, April 16, Hannover Fair brings together suppliers and manufacturers from all over the world in one of the largest trade show venues on the planet. The show runs through Friday, April 20 and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Log onto www.hannovermesse.de for more information or to register.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey