Exhibitors line up in Bilbao


BIEMH, the International Machine-Tool Biennial, is entering the final stretch of its preparations, with 1,461 confirmed exhibitors from 29 countries, including Germany, Italy, Portugal, the USA, Japan and Taiwan, and over 3,000 products and services. 

Live large machinery will be the focus of the show which runs over six halls at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre from 3 to 7 June.

The event will feature key sectors including cutting and forming machines (35%), robotics and automation (20%), tools and accessories (12%), industrial digitalisation (9%), mechanical components (9%), production and business services (6%), additive and 3D manufacturing (5%), and metrology (4%).

A new feature this year will be a separate area for robotics, automation and digitalisation, as well as the Robot Demo area, where leading companies will showcase their latest creations.

This year’s BIEMH will be the most dynamic and ambitious yet in terms of technology, solhttps://www.qimtek.co.uk/engineering-capacityutions and innovation, and will feature a varied programme of activities, including analyses and content from international experts in the BIEMH Talks. Moreover, there will be guided tours, innovation workshops and a full programme of BIEMH TV, among other activities and services.

Through conferences, keynotes, workshops and round tables, the BIEMH Talks will examine the current situation and projections for the future of the industry. Scheduled for 4 June, the Digital Talks will explore the latest 4.0 technologies for digital transformation, in particular those aimed at users of industrial equipment. On the 5th, the Automation & Robotics Talks will present new products and developments in robotics and automation as applied to industry. And on the 6th, the Additive Talks will focus on the challenges, development and implementation of additive technology, offering their own experiences and presenting several success stories.

The list of speakers includes, among others, Leire Orue-Echevarria (Policy Officer-DG CONNECT European Commission), Gregorio Ameyugo (Head of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Division at CEA) and Haden Quinlan (Senior Programme Manager at MIT-Massachusetts Institute of Technology), who will give the opening keynote speeches.

Besides the BIEMH Talks, the agenda includes guided tours - BigMachines Tour, Automation & Robotics Tour and Innovation Tour- and BIEMH TV, with more than 80 live interviews, summaries and analysis of the conference, not to mention promotional videos.

Thanks to the visitor promotion campaign run in more than 140 countries, the BIEMH will feature a large number of buyers, including professionals from the USA, France, Portugal, Turkey, Canada, India and Mexico. The latter will also be the Guest Country of the 32nd BIEMH; a country with a major presence at the event and a strategic market for the industry, especially after the signing of the T-MEC and the nearshoring policy it is implementing. Thus, prior to the fair, a webinar will be organised on the business opportunities available in Mexico. This meeting will help exhibiting companies to optimise the results of their visit to the BIEMH.

A large number of Mexican buyers from the automotive, aerospace, household appliance, moulding and distribution sectors, among others, have confirmed that they will participate in the fair. These companies will participate in the Hosted Buyers’ Programme, a unique initiative among the world’s leading trade fairs in the sector, which has become a major attraction for those visiting the BIEMH. The programme responds to the requests of the exhibiting companies themselves, thus guaranteeing the presence of hundreds of strategic professionals with whom they can close business meetings.

Being held in parallel to BIEMH is BeDIGITAL, a forum focusing on the industrial application of digital technology, and ADDITƐD, the international fair for additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Also WORKinn Talent Hub, the meeting point between talent and industry, will be held.