Trade Shows

22.05.2018
ProduktionNRW presents North Rhine-Westphalia’s wind power supplier industry at the state pavilion at Wind Energy Hamburg.
21.03.2018
At Automatica in Munich, businesses from NRW show where the journey of optimising production processes and automation is heading.

Shape your Success

Mechanical Engineering as a Driver of Growth in NRW – Shape your Success initiative
A company’s success is inextricably tied to its versatility and its ability to anticipate relevant trends. With its initiative ‘Wachstumsmotor Maschinenbau NRW – Erfolg selbst gestalten’ (Mechanical Engineering as a driver of growth – shape your success), ProduktionNRW offers companies a platform where they can discuss relevant concepts and exchange experiences.
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Data & Facts

Orders received by the mechanical engineering industry in NRW saw 3 percent growth in May 2018. Domestic demand grew by 5 percent, while foreign business increased 2 percent compared to the previous year’s level, and orders from the Eurozone were down 3 percent.
Mechanical Engineering/Production Technology Cluster
Using a policy of clusters and lead markets, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia aims to strengthen existing key industries, and the industries of the future. Lead markets offer great opportunities for the future for the national economies.
Hans-Jürgen Alt
Hans-Jürgen Alt
Management VDMA NRW, Cluster Management ProduktionNRW
(+49 211) 68 77 48 - 17
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Industry Dates Industry Dates


26 thru 28 August 2018: Preparatory seminar for the “Fit für das Mexikogeschäft” delegation trip, Bonn

The Mexican government has invited skilled workers and management personnel from companies in Germany to take part in a delegation trip to Mexico. Participants will talk with Mexican experts and business operators on-site about the opportunities and risks Mexico offers as a growth market, and will get to know the general conditions for trade and investment. The trip will be coordinated by the German Society for International Cooperation (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ).


29 August 2018: Deadline for registration for SME market and delegation trip of North Rhine-Westphalian companies to Czech Republic

The German-Czech Chamber of Commerce, NRW.International, and the Chamber of Commerce Eastern Westphalia organizes a delegation trip for NRW-companies to the Czech Republic on 10 and 11 October 2018. A special focus of the trip is a SME market, in which the Czech Foreign Chamber of Commerce is organizing individual talks with potential Czech business partners. Deadline for registration is 29 August 2018.


12. und 13. September 2018: E-MOTIVE Expertenforum Elektrische Fahrzeugantriebe, Stuttgart

Mehr als 200 Teilnehmer und Spitzenreferenten aus der Automobil- und Zulieferindustrie, Hersteller Mobiler Arbeitsmaschinen, Produktionsmittellieferanten sowie führenden Forschungsinstituten treffen sich auf dem 10. E-Motive-Kongress zum Austausch über aktuelle Themen, Trends und Schlüsseltechnologien im Bereich elektrischer Fahrzeugantriebe. Die Veranstaltung wird von der Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e. V. und der Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen e.V. organisiert.


16 thru 18 October 2018: IoT Solution World Congress, Barcelona (Spain)

The congress is a leading event in the field of IoT. This year’s focus lies on Manufacturing, Energy, Healthcare, Buildings and Infrastructure, Open Industry und Enabling IoT. The event is being organized by FIRA Barcelona./p>


20 November 2018: Sales employees, Sales and company formation in France, NRW

The French Foreign Trade Association in Germany (CCFA) offers 12 seminar dates „Recruitment of sales employees, sales and company formation in France“, to provide companies with the keys to successfully start in the French market. The dates throughout North Rhine-Westphalia take place in November.