Launched in 2015, the Chinese government’s “Made in China 2025” initiative has catalyzed the country’s adoption of modern manufacturing processes. In addition to upgrading traditional industries, the program also promotes emerging industrial sectors and the transition to sustainable energy sources.

IAMD–Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives BEIJING 2018, which runs at the Beijing Exhibition Centre from 9 to 11 May 2018, showcases the products and technologies that support the goals of “Made in China 2025”. The display area covers 20,000 square meters and features products ranging from industrial software and communication, sensor and control technology, and human-machine interfaces to drive systems and components, power transmission and fluid technology, and industrial PCs.

More than 60 percent of the 200 exhibiting companies are from outside of China. Leading names include Banner, Beckhoff Automation, CHELIC, Cognex, Fuji, ifm electronic, MINDMAN, Phoenix Contact, Pilz, SCHMALZ, NORD Drivesystems, Rittal, Rollon, and Weidmüller.

IAMD BEIJING also has special display areas for industrial robots, sensors and connectors, motion control, machine vision, and additive manufacturing as well as an Application Park that features products and technologies for automobile manufacturing, intelligent packaging, agriculture equipment, aviation, and electronics manufacturing.

The International Intelligent Manufacturing Conference – which runs parallel to IAMD BEIJING and spotlights current trends in smart manufacturing – hosts experts from China, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States, including China’s minister of industry and information technology, Miao Wei.

Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd., Deutsche Messe’s subsidiary in China, organizes IAMD BEIJING. The Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society is sponsor. IAMD BEIJING belongs to Deutsche Messe’s global portfolio, which includes events in Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Italy, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. The 2017 edition attracted more than 18,000 visitors.