The BIEMH International Machine Tool Exhibition 2020 launched at the Hannover EMO
- The BIEMH will be held at the BEC between 25 and 29 May
- Tapia stressed it will be the place to showcase the Basque Country’s commitment to added value
The Hannover EMO was the venue chosen to launch the next BIEMH International Machine Tool Exhibition to be held at Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC) from 25 to 29 May 2020.
Speaking to a large group of representatives of the most important machine tool companies, Minister Arantxa Tapia, the BEC General Manager, Xabier Basañez, and the AFM Cluster General Manager, Xabier Ortueta, launched the next exhibition which promises to have innovation and digitalisation as its cornerstones. The Deputy Minister for Industry, Javier Zarraonandia, and the SPRI General Manager, Alex Arriola, were also at the launch.
During the presentation, the Basque Government’s Minister for Economic Development and Infrastructures stressed the relevance of the manufacturing industry in the Basque Country – it accounts for 24.2% of the GDP – and the importance of the services that are part of “an advanced industry”. In that regard, Tapia stressed the Basque Industry 4.0 strategy, to which the innovative capacity of the BRTA (Basque Research & Technology Alliance) was added a few months ago in order to “strategically collaborate with the industrial system overall”.
Furthermore, Tapia referred to the complex situation of the global economy and stressed that the Basque Country, with its Basque Industry 4.0 strategy, is working to offer added value and position itself as an international benchmark.
The event at the BEC is one of Europe’s three most important machine tool trade fairs and each BIEMH is a showcase for cutting-edge technologies and a meeting point for the whole sector.