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Hannover Fairs announced that it has formed a partnership with SME to co-locate Industrial Automation, Motion, Drive & Automation, ComVac, parts2clean, and CeMAT trade shows with the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS). The co-located trade shows will take place next year at CMTS from September 25-28, 2017 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario adjacent to the Toronto Airport.

CMTS is a biennial manufacturing event that will draw more than 9,000 attendees to connect with more than 700 exhibiting companies represented. The event showcases the latest advancements in machine tools, tooling, metal forming and fabricating and advanced manufacturing applications.

The five industrial technology events powered by HANNOVER MESSE represent five industry sectors: industrial automation; power transmission, fluid technology and motion control; compressed air and vacuum technology; surface finishing; and logistics systems and equipment.

Commenting on HF Canada’s objectives for partnering with SME, president & CEO of HF Canada, Larry Turner said, “We were looking to secure a home for these five industrial events in Canada alongside a larger, well-established manufacturing technology trade show. The opportunity to showcase these five advanced manufacturing technology shows and their industrial applications to the Canadian audience and beyond is a perfect complement to the technology currently displayed at CMTS and the event’s attendee profile.”

The five HF Canada trade shows will co-locate with CMTS every other year in the odd-numbered years. Manufacturers across a wide range of industries from smaller job shops, to the leaders in the automotive and aerospace sectors, will find industrial technology solutions and machines to advance their manufacturing operations.

"SME is excited about this co-location initiative at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show. Manufacturing is vital to Canada and the inclusion and emphasis of these industry sectors will allow us to offer even more resources and solutions," said Julie Pike, director, Canadian Events at SME.

For more information, visit: www.industrialtechnology.ca

Hannover Fairs USA, the Chicago-based subsidiary of Hannover, Germany event organizer, Deutsche Messe, announced that it has named Raymond Bianchi as Vice President of North American Events & Business Development. Mr. Bianchi is charged with managing Hannover Fairs North American portfolio of exhibitions & conferences, currently covering the renewable energy, industrial technology, and commercial vehicle segments. Hannover Fairs North American portfolio showcases the wide range of B2B events organized by Deutsche Messe in Hannover and across the globe.

Mr. Bianchi also is responsible for growing exhibitor and visitor attendance for the current Hannover Fairs North American brands and building the portfolio through acquisitions of complementary exhibitions and conferences. Prior to joining Hannover Fairs USA, Mr. Bianchi served as Vice President and Group Director of IDEAg Group. In this position, he was responsible for guiding the company through a multi-million dollar acquisition by American Farm Bureau and launching the Executive Summit Program for Technology in Agriculture. During his tenure at IDEAg Group, Mr. Bianchi dramatically grew several of the company’s events, including Farmfest, one of the five largest agricultural events in the U.S. Prior to this position, Mr. Bianchi held General Manager and Global Sales Director positions with CONEXPO/CONAGG, Advanstar, CMP Media, and Miller Freeman Inc.

"Ray joins us with an outstanding track record and years of experience developing, launching and growing trade shows and conferences around the world,” said Larry Turner, CEO & President of Hannover Fairs USA. “His industry expertise is globally recognized, and we look forward to working with him as he successfully builds our portfolio of North American events.”

Mr. Bianchi holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of Iowa and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. He was awarded the Expo Elite Award in 2012 and 2013.

“For most of my career, I have been responsible for launching and building trade shows and look forward to sharing my knowledge and background with Hannover Fairs,” said Bianchi. “I plan to strategically grow and expand the company’s current and future trade show portfolio.  Additionally, I will bring various innovations into the shows we deliver and make sure our exhibitors receive a great return on their trade show investment.” 

Raymond Bianchi can be reached at +1 (773) 796-4250 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

During the inaugural Motion, Drive & Automation North America (MDA North America 2014) trade show and conference, a host of international exhibitors will showcase the latest motion control solutions, such as servo motors, drives and other advanced devices for speed controlled applications. Produced by Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA), MDA North America 2014 and its co-located Industrial Automation North America (Industrial Automation NA 2014) trade show and conference promise to be the preeminent gathering place for manufacturers who are eager to gain extensive knowledge from today’s leading motion control specialists.

“Motion control technology is being used more and more today to further precision and to reduce the noise and cost of factory machinery across the globe,” said Larry Turner, President and CEO of Hannover Fairs USA. “Our two events will be the best place to experience the wide range of intelligent, precise motor and drive devices that can automate a variety of manufacturing systems to enable your factory to better achieve its manufacturing goals.”

Leading international exhibitors of motion technology include, Beckhoff Automation, Delta Products Corporation, Elmo Motion Control, Festo Corporation, Leadshine America, Inc., LinMot USA, Inc. and Panasonic Electric Works.

Commenting on his company’s decision to exhibit, John McLaughlin, General Manager, North America, Elmo Motion Control said, “Industrial Automation NA and MDA North America are located in a dynamic area of industrial consumers of Motion Control products. We expect to connect with many of our North American clients and potential clients and look forward to showcasing Elmo Motion Control’s state-of-the-art motion control solutions. I am especially excited to introduce our new high power density nano servo drive, Gold Twitter, to attendees at the show.”

The inaugural MDA North America show will also feature a dedicated MDA conference on September 9, 2014, where industry experts will discuss best practices in motion control, power transmission and fluid power. HFUSA in conjunction with GIE Media will bring together experts in the field who will discuss the latest industry trends and different methods for utilizing motion control to improve plant efficiency.

Additionally, HFUSA will feature the IFPE Fluid Power Zone at MDA North America 2014. The IFPE Fluid Power Zone will focus on the integration of fluid power with other technologies for power transmission and motion control applications.

Industrial Automation NA 2014 and MDA North America 2014 together feature 182 exhibitors from 16 countries, including the United States, China, Germany, Italy and Taiwan on display in the East Hall of McCormick Place from September 8-13, 2014.

For more information, visit: www.mda-na.com

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:02

Industrial Automation North America 2014

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As the technology landscape for the factory of the future continues to evolve, manufacturers looking to improve plant floor operations will find the latest advancements in mobile technologies and solutions at Industrial Automation North America 2014 (Industrial Automation NA) global trade show and conference. Industrial Automation NA is co-located with the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at Chicago’s McCormick Place from September 8-13, 2014. During the show, exhibitors from around the world will showcase mobile innovations for visualization, analysis of data, process control and field communications to fully integrate machinery across the entire plant.

“Mobility is one of the hottest topics in industrial automation today,” said Larry Turner, CEO of Hannover Fairs USA, the organizer of Industrial Automation NA. “The new era of mobility is delivering the promise of greater productivity, and we are eager to present the latest devices and solutions for enhancing plant floor connectivity at the show. I expect this year’s trade show and conference will drive manufacturers to adopt more of these solutions.”

Commenting on the decision to return to Industrial Automation NA 2014, Bob Wilson, Principal of Industrial Andons, LLC, said, “We will be launching a series of mobile devices for collecting, recording and responding to data from the plant floor, such as smart phones and mini tablets for work areas that do not have a computer or other automation intelligence. Because Industrial Automation NA is a primary marketing event for us, we chose to expand our booth this year to offer a larger, more open layout for our customers and visitors. We have a great space and invite attendees to visit us to preview our mobile devices and discuss our multipronged approach for connecting workstations across the plant floor.”

Industrial Automation NA also will feature discussions about how to implement mobility to enhance productivity across manufacturing processes during its Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit. Industry experts will offer insights into how to utilize the latest mobile devices to deliver greater productivity by channeling information in a timely fashion and across a secure environment.

Remarking on Red Lion Controls decision to exhibit at Industrial Automation NA 2014, Paul Bunnell, Product Director for Process Automation, states, “This event is very important to Red Lion’s overall mission to be the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking. We will feature a comprehensive set of products that help customers connect, monitor and control anything on the plant floor – from one device to a thousand devices. Our cellular products work with many different network types and a variety of protocol conversion devices. Regardless of whether attendees have a single machine or multiple sites across the globe, we invite them to stop by our booth to see how state-of-the-art factory floor connectivity can drive productivity.”

Following the trade show’s launch in 2012, Industrial Automation NA is well on its way to becoming North America’s leading trade show for process, factory and building automation. Industrial Automation NA has already distinguished itself as the showplace for the automation industry’s most innovative solutions and technologies. Industrial Automation NA and the inaugural Motion Drive & Automation North America 2014 (MDA North America) trade show and conference are co-located with the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at McCormick Place in Chicago from September 8-13, 2014.

For more information, visit: www.ia-northamerica.com

Building off the success of IFPE Fluid Power Zone’s debut at Industrial Automation North America 2012 (Industrial Automation NA), Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA) has again partnered with the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) to host the IFPE Fluid Power Zone during its inaugural Motion Drive & Automation North America 2014 (MDA North America) trade show and conference. MDA North America and Industrial Automation NA are co-located with the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at McCormick Place in Chicago from September 8-13, 2014. The IFPE Fluid Power Zone is designed as a dedicated exhibitor space within MDA North America to showcase new and recently launched fluid power and machine control design technologies.

“Industrial Automation NA and MDA North America offer platforms for the complete range of automation technologies and innovations from around the world,” said Larry Turner, CEO of HFUSA. “In the IFPE Fluid Power Zone, companies big and small will be launching products that are vitally important to the factory of the future. We’re thrilled to host the IFPE Fluid Power Zone in conjunction with NFPA to offer attendees access to groundbreaking products from leading global companies. Many of the IFPE Fluid Power Zone 2012 exhibitors are returning this year and have booked bigger stands.”

Commenting on the company’s decision to return to the IFPE Fluid Power Zone 2014, Jim Brooks, President of Wandfluh of America, Inc. said, “We actively reached out to our clients to pre-arrange business meetings and new product demonstrations in our exhibition space during the IFPE Fluid Power Zone 2012. As a result, many of our long-term clients bought new products so it made perfect sense to return and to double our booth size at IFPE Fluid Power Zone 2014.”

Bimba Manufacturing Company Director of Marketing, Tom Wood, states, “This is our first year exhibiting in the IFPE Fluid Power Zone and attending MDA North America. The show is a perfect fit with our industry focus and a natural extension of our marketing efforts. We look forward to connecting with many of our current and potential clients during the show to introduce them to our new technologies we will be launching later this summer.”

Industrial Automation NA and MDA North America have sold out more than six months prior to the events. In 2014, the combined trade shows will feature more than 170 exhibitors from 19 countries, including the United States, China, Germany, Italy and Taiwan. Global exhibitors will unveil the latest industrial manufacturing technology products and services across 12 product categories.

For more information, visit: www.mda-na.com

Hannover Fairs USA announced that it has chosen to move its North American headquarters to 8755 W. Higgins Road in Chicago, Illinois. The office will bring 10-15 full time employees from its current location in New Jersey.

“Hannover Fairs’ decision to locate its North American headquarters in Chicago is testament to the progress we are making in expanding the tourism and convention industry, and I welcome them to Chicago,” said Mayor Emanuel. “I am completely committed to the growth of this critical industry, and attracting as many conventions and visitors as possible. This industry employs tens of thousands of people and contributes hundreds of millions of dollars to our economy, and I am pleased to see its continued growth."

Hannover Fairs is a subsidiary of Germany’s Deutsche Messe, one of the world’s largest event organizers. Deutsche Messe owns and operates the Hannover Fairgrounds in Hannover, Germany, the world’s largest exhibition site. The company chose to relocate in Chicago to embrace the city’s leading convention status and talent base, as well its access to U.S. and world markets.

“Moving to Chicago just makes good business sense for Hannover Fairs USA,” said Larry Turner, President & CEO of Hannover Fairs. “By relocating our office to Chicago from the Northeast, we are closer to our customers and partners. Many of our North American industrial event exhibitors and attendees are located in the upper Midwest so relocating to Chicago was a logical step to better serve our constituents. Chicago also provides an extremely supportive business community that embraces mid-market businesses and the development of long-term business relationships.”

“This is welcome news for Chicago’s visitor industry,” said Don Welsh, President and CEO of Choose Chicago. “Increasing business and leisure travel to Chicago is a central component of Mayor Emanuel’s economic development strategy and one that I’m happy to report is delivering positive results, especially from overseas markets.  We are seeing great traction out of Germany now that we have representation in the market. Chicago offers the infrastructure that is critical for successful and impactful events -- central location, skilled labor, diverse hotel inventory, and unmatched dining, culture and entertainment.”

Hannover Fairs’ selection of Chicago brings together two key aspects of the Chicago’s Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs, called for by Mayor Emanuel to accelerate growth in the region. World Business Chicago (WBC) is currently implementing the Plan’s strategies to make Chicago a premier destination for conventions and business travel, as well as to increase the region’s attractiveness as a center for business services and headquarters.

“We are pleased that Hannover Fairs recognizes Chicago’s assets as a leader in the convention industry, as well as an unmatched location for corporate headquarters,” said Jeff Malehorn, President & CEO of World Business Chicago. “By locating in Chicago, Hannover Fairs will find the talented workforce it needs, along with unparalleled access to the world. We look forward to working with them for years to come.”

For more information, visit: www.hfusa.com

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