Event Overview

We are delighted to present the press conference entitled “The Global Machine Tools Sector: State of Play & Tackling New Challenges “, which will take place on Monday 18 September from 12:00 to 13:00 in Room 16 of the Convention Centre.

For the first time at EMO, CECIMO will hold a joint press conference with the world’s leading machine tool associations to present the global machine tool outlook.

At a time of deep political and economic uncertainty, and fragmented global supply chains, international cooperation is paramount. To address this imperative, we are bringing together machine tool industry leaders from the United States, China, Japan and Europe. Together they will provide invaluable insights into the latest industry developments and trends.

This event provides a unique platform to stay at the forefront and gain a comprehensive insight into the challenges and opportunities shaping the global machine tool industry. Speakers will cover a range of topics including geopolitical issues, global market trends, new opportunities and challenges and their potential impact on the future of the machine tool sector worldwide.

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about long-term collaborations and joint projects involving the exchange of data, ideas and experiences at machine tool shows organised by the world’s leading machine tool associations.

After the press conference, we invite you to network and connect with industry peers during a light lunch, fostering valuable relationships and collaborations.


Heinz-Jürgen Prokop

Marcus Burton

Mao Yufeng

Douglas K. Woods

Kazuo Yuhara

See you at EMO Hannover!

CECIMO offices in Hannover:

Our offices are located on the ground floor of the Information Center (IC), offering easy access to the Exhibition. We are open daily from 9:00 to 18:00.

  • Room 00.146: Filip Geerts, CECIMO Director General
  • Room 00.145: CECIMO Secretariat
  • Room 00.144: Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Prokop, CECIMO President
  • Room 00.143: CECIMO Secretariat
  • Room 00.133: CECIMO Meeting Room

Press contact:

  • Damir Glas, Communications Director | damir.glas@cecimo.eu