Contributors share their personal viewpoints on global trade, industry policy and corporate challenges.

Mark Rutte

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands on how the country is building bridges for the international manufacturing industry.

Peter Fenkl

“It is vital to be present in diverse markets” Peter Fenkl, CEO of ZIEHL-ABEGG SE, on the balancing of international markets.

Dr. Volker Treier

Germany’s worldwide network of Chambers of Foreign Trade is growing, says Dr Volker Treier, Deputy Chief Executive of DIHK.

Dr. Gunther Kegel

Dr. Gunther Kegel, CEO of Pepperl+Fuchs, on the subject of current challenges and the role that Asia plays.

Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister Kraut

“Europe has to become faster and more effective” Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut on partnership and competition with China.

Elżbieta Bieńkowska

“Strength in diversity” EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska on the development of the industry clusters in Europe.

Dr. Robert Bauer

Dr. Robert Bauer, CEO of SICK AG, on the perspectives of Industry 4.0 in the ASEAN region.

Ralph Linde

Ralph Linde, Head of the Volkswagen Group Academy, on “Workforce Transformation” and corporate culture with digitization.

Per Thöresson

Ambassador Per Thöresson: “Co-Lab” means Partner Country of Hannover Messe 2019 Sweden’s social culture of innovation.

Dr. Eberhard Veit

Former CEO of FESTO Dr. Eberhard Veit is involved for many years with the Industry 4.0 platform.

Roland Bent

Roland Bent, Chief Technology Officer at Phoenix Contact, speaks on prospects for Industry 4.0 in China.

Philipp Harting

Philipp Harting of Harting Technologiegruppe: HARTING @ HANNOVER MESSE – A strong connection for 70 years.