EMO Hannover 2019, the world’s leading trade fair for metalworking, will be conducted between September 16-21, 2019. It is organized by VDW (Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken), Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on behalf of the European Machine Tool Association Cecimo from Brussels, Belgium, and in cooperation with Deutsche Messe AG, Hanover, Germany.
The VDW is the spokesman for the German machine tool industry and one of the few industry associations to conduct international trade fairs on its own behalf for the industry it represents. It has several years of experience in this field. The seal of quality “A VDW trade fair” has developed into a trademark for successful events. In addition to EMO Hannover, this also includes the METAV in Düsseldorf, the international trade fair for technologies in metalworking (next date: 10 to 13 March 2020).
The VDW, together with the German Machine Tool and Manufacturing Systems Association (Fachverband Werkzeugmaschinen und Fertigungssysteme) within VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen und Anlagenbau), has around 300 members. They represent about 90% of total industry turnover in Germany. The VDW represents the interests of its members both nationally and internationally.
As the organiser of EMO Hannover 2019, the VDW offers visitors and exhibitors a comprehensive range of services in cooperation with Deutsche Messe AG: online registration for visitors and exhibitors, contacts via the foreign representatives of Deutsche Messe AG in the national language, visa support, attractive offers for air and rail travel to EMO Hannover, online information in nine different languages, individual support for foreign delegations, thematic tours and much more.