Software & IT Industry to Showcase
Automation Solutions for the First Time in Dedicated Hall
At this year's SPS IPC Drives, the topic of Software & IT in manufacturing will have its own dedicated hall for the first time. From 28 - 30 November 2017, trade visitors can discover the latest automation solutions in the software & IT industry in Hall 6, located centrally on the exhibition grounds.
"In the age of digital transformation, the IT and automation industries are continuing to grow more and more intertwined - a development that will also be reflected at this year's SPS IPC Drives. The concept of Hall 6 will take a completely new direction. It will focus entirely on the topic of software & IT in manufacturing and address the new challenges in production technology in more detail," explains Sylke Schulz-Metzner, Vice President SPS IPC Drives at Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH.
New Hall 6: Featuring solution providers from across the globe
From start-ups to key players like Microsoft, EPLAN, SAP Deutschland, and Kaspersky Lab UK - Hall 6 is where solution providers from across the globe can be found. The range of offerings include specific showcases such as the shared booth "Automation meets IT", lectures and vendor presentations.
Why a dedicated booth at SPS IPC Drives is definitely worthwhile is explained by Oliver Niedung, IoT Sales Specialist at Microsoft Deutschland:
"SPS IPC Drives has become considerably more attractive for us. Last time we get in contact with the right decision makers in the automation industry at the partner booths, but it's also in the nature of digital transformation that every automation specialist and every manufacturer has a considerable need for software, cloud services, and ever more frequently, for mixed reality and artificial intelligence. The discussions and needs have reached a level of quality and quantity that makes a booth for 2017 a logical consequence - Cortana would certainly have advised us to do this."
Images: R. Eberhard, messekompakt.com, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh
Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt