CeMAT to be staged every two years from 2014
Beginning in 2014, the Hannover-based CeMAT exhibition will be staged every two years. This change was made by the show’s organisers at Deutsche Messe to “accommodate the faster pace of change in the intralogistics market as well as the industry’s shorter innovation cycles”. CeMAT was last held in 2011 and previously took place every three years.
Dr. Christoph Beumer, chairman of the CeMAT steering committee and chairman and CEO of Beumer Group GmbH & Co. KG, said: “In today’s competitive global market, intralogistics companies need to be international players if they want to grow. So it has become all the more important for them to showcase themselves at this globally leading trade fair at shorter intervals than before.
“Given the rapid pace of technological development and the resulting market dynamics, the new biennial cycle at CeMAT will further strengthen our industry and add new momentum.”
Peter Günther, managing director, materials handling and logistic technology division, VDMA, added: “The switch from a triennial to a biennial cycle for the global flagship exhibition…is a reflection of ongoing trends in the intralogistics industry, where material and information flows are becoming increasingly integrated and innovation cycles continue to grow shorter.”
The next CeMAT will be held 19-23 May 2014, and thereafter every two years. The most recent CeMAT featured more than 1,000 exhibitors from 39 countries and attracted some 53,500 trade visitors from around the world.