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Hannover Messe 2022 – Will’s review

By William Adamthwaite

Last week, FMC Smart Industry attended Hannover Messe 2022 in Germany – here’s my thoughts on the event!

Following a few years of being unable to attend events, myself and my colleagues, Justin Pritchard and Kimberley Wellen, headed to Germany to attend Hannover Messe 2022. 

As one of the most important dates in the calendar for the industry, it is the place to be for those working in digital transformation and Industry 4.0 space  

So, what did we think?  

As a whole, we found the trip incredibly valuable. From networking opportunities to hordes of new tech on display, it was well worth the trip. As industry specialists, forming meaningful partnerships with clients where we are able to demonstrate our teams’ expert knowledge in the worlds we recruit in is one of the most important things to do… and Hannover gave us the chance to do just this! 

One week on from returning back to the UK, I’ve taken time to reflect on the benefits of attending. Here’s my highlights from the event… 

Face to face, finally!  

My main takeaway from the trip is how incredibly insightful it is to be able to meet with clients in person, both new and old. Due to COVID, face to face meetings have been practically impossible for most of us – meaning I’d not yet had the opportunity to meet with many of my newer clients. 

Over three days, myself and team met with Cognite, Element, Relayr, Crosser, GE Digital, Litmus Automation, Senseye, Augury, Sensata Technologies, Schneider Electric, Treon, ANSYS, Sight Machine, Seeq and Machine Metrics – all huge names in the space.  

Alongside meeting with existing clients, the networking opportunities were second to none. Not only was meeting with existing contacts positive for our own relationships – but a selection of them offered to introduce myself and my team to other key players in the industry who may benefit from partnering with FMC in the future.  

Being able to make these introductions in person allowed us to get more from the meeting than we would when comparing it to a phone or video call – they gave a much more personable approach and heightened the desire to partner with each other and reach the same end goal. 

Getting the down-low  

As well as the opportunity to meet with connections face to face, one of the other main reasons FMC likes to attend exhibitions is for the seminars which often reveal the latest trends and industry insight. 

A particular highlight for me was GE Digital announcing the?very first cloud-based Historian,?available on the AWS Cloud. Seeq Corporation shared that its customers can now expand their use of Seeq by connecting it to GE Digital’s Proficy Historian for Cloud – the new connector empowers Seeq users to access their time series process data from Proficy Historian for Cloud without moving or copying it. 

What’s the verdict? 

As a team, we found the event hugely beneficial and it was fantastic to see some of the technology from our space in action, as well as meeting with our all-important connections and help to build new ones with the companies we introduced FMC Smart Industry to. 

If you are looking to grow your team this year, get in touch to see how?FMC Smart Industry?could help on +44 (0) 7834 792 348 or email me at