Portugal brings more than 100 companies to HANNOVER MESSE 2022
More than 100 companies from Partner Country Portugal have already registered for HANNOVER MESSE 2022. The contingent presents a representative sample of Portuguese industrial capabilities with technology-excellence clusters in the sectors of equipment and metalworking, mobility, automobiles, aeronautics, textiles, technical plastics, molds, production technologies and renewable energies.
Hannover/Lisbon. Thanks to its excellent economic relations with Germany and its position as an attractive location for German business and investment, Portugal is Partner Country of HANNOVER MESSE 2022. Under the motto “Portugal Makes Sense”, companies from Portugal will display products and solutions for digital transformation, energy transition and reliable supply chains and demonstrate to German companies why it makes sense to minimize risk by sourcing from, outsourcing to, innovating with, and investing in Portugal.
The Portuguese contingent features a strong on-site presence, with a central pavilion and three thematic pavilions dedicated to the Engineered Parts & Solutions, Energy Solutions and Digital Ecosystems sectors. Each area features dozens of companies from Portugal with the most advanced technologies and processes. Decision-makers at the fair, especially German SMEs, will discover diverse opportunities to cooperate with innovative Portuguese companies and invest in Portuguese industry.
Portugal is a global player in the Engineered Parts & Solutions area, which covers sectors such as mechanical engineering, metal, mobility and automobile, aeronautics, and space. With 15,277 companies and 198,698 employees in 2020, this sector of Portuguese industry exported goods and services worth more than 17.8 billion euros to more than 200 countries. Big international companies find in Portugal a qualified and experienced workforce as well as very competitive technological and engineering expertise that enables them to manufacture and assemble metal, plastic, and rubber parts with high precision.
In the area of Energy Solutions, Portugal ranks ninth in global contribution to planet and climate in the Good Country Index and is taking determined steps to reduce energy consumption, make more efficient use of resources, achieve more sustainable mobility, achieve greater security of supply, and diversify renewable energy resources. Portugal is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
In the Digital Ecosystems area, Portugal has one of the most vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystems in Europe as well as one of the most open policies to international investment. Portugal is a hub of high-tech and innovation in areas like cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, robotics, and autonomous vehicles. Portugal is not only a market open to innovation, but also the best gateway to ICT companies in Portuguese-speaking countries.
The Portuguese participation in HANNOVER MESSE 2022 is organized by AICEP –Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency in partnership AIMMAP – Association of the Portuguese Metalworking Industries and the Portuguese-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s foremost trade fair for industrial technology. Its lead theme “Industrial Transformation” unites the exhibit categories «Automation, Motion & Drives», «Digital Ecosystems», «Energy Solutions», «Logistics», «Engineered Parts & Solutions», «Global Business & Markets» and «Future Hub». Leading topics include digital platforms, Industrie 4.0, IT security, CO2-neutral production, artificial intelligence, lightweight construction, and logistics 4.0. Conferences and forums complement the program. The next edition runs from 30 May to 2 June 2022 in Hannover, Germany. Portugal is Partner Country in 2022.