Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sami Haddadin, Automatica Forum

Every transformation starts with a strong momentum

The supporting program of automatica is a perfect blend of orientational knowledge that visitors have been thrilled with for years.

Established events and new innovative formats shed light on all facets and themes of automation for both newcomers and experts—always independent and relevant. Here, you will be inspired and find solutions that you can use and implement for your lasting success.

Expert knowledge

Fascinating presentations and discussions with high-profile leaders from science, politics and the corporate world: The automatica Forum offers genuine know-how transfer for all important trend topics. The world’s leading robotics conference International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) providing insights into the latest robotics technology and the OPC Day Europe covering manufacturer-independent data exchange are two of the highlights.


Attend practical live demonstrations and experience them with all senses when the automation of the future is presented using Industry 4.0 Demonstrators. Or get involved yourself: The automatica Makeathon offers a platform for on-site development of software and hardware prototypes to young professionals. AI workshops and inspiring showcases round off the event.


automatica does not only support you in your efforts to network your automation processes —it can also help expand your own network. The special show and new business platform START-UP Arena, Recruiting 4.0, or Investors’ Day: We get you into contact with exactly the people you need to implement your specific project or vision. Find talented young professionals that can help your company thrive.

Subject areas

You have questions about the factory of the future? Then ask them in the IT2Industry exhibition area. Here, you will meet ITC specialists and get invaluable advice on decisions e.g. with regard to smart maintenance. Or hear about the latest developments in professional service robotics. The exhibition area and demo park showcase marketable products, robots live in action as well as classic stationary industrial solutions.