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13. German Mechanical Engineering Summit 2022

Mastering the industrial transformation

In times of great transformations, advances in knowledge and a good look ahead are more valuable than ever. The future role of Europe, digital security or entrepreneurial responses to climate change - the 13th German Mechanical Engineering Summit is all about big changes.

Ukraine War

VDMA Infoportal Ukraine War

The machinery and plant engineering sector condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the strongest possible terms. The VDMA will support its member companies in word and deed in order to master the many challenges that are now arising.

European Policy

For a united and strong Europe

For the mechanical engineering industry, as one of the largest industrial sectors in the EU economy, Europe is a home market. Therefore, VDMA is committed to a strong and capable EU.

Corona virus

Corona-Virus: Current VDMA Information

The VDMA closely monitors the developments concerning the corona virus and provides VDMA members with specific information on legal and insurance-related issues.

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Viewpoints and Press Releases

Survey to US investments

Machinery manufacturers aim to expand strongly in the USA
The United States is not only the largest single export market for machinery and equipment manufacturers from Germany. Many companies also have a strong presence in the United States and are planning to expand it.

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China and Corona: The strict and unpredictable Chinese travel restrictions have numerous consequences, both for machinery manufacturers and for their Chinese customers. VDMA member companies describe the current problems on the VDMA microsite "China and Corona" and call for rapid changes to the quarantine regulations.
Die strengen und unberechenbaren chinesischen Reiserestriktionen haben zahlreiche Folgen, sowohl für die Maschinenbauer als auch für ihre chinesischen Kunden. VDMA-Mitgliedsfirmen beschreiben auf der VDMA-Microsite "China und Corona" die aktuellen Probleme und fordern rasche Änderungen der Quarantänebestimmungen.

The INDUSTRY PODCAST of the VDMA

The INDUSTRY PODCAST of the VDMA
The audio blog for trend topics from mechanical and plant engineering
The INDUSTRY PODCAST Episode 32
The comeback of trade fairs
The INDUSTRY PODCAST Episode 31
The world language of production based on OPC UA
The INDUSTRY PODCAST Episode 30
Safe energy and clean climate - harmony or interplay?
The INDUSTRY PODCAST Episode 29
Cybercrime and the consequences

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We offer various networking events, including high-level congresses and target-group specific experience exchanges on expert level. In addition, VDMA connects you with your customers during numerous trade fairs and exhibition activities; in Germany and all over the world.
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Take advantage of the many opportunities at VDMA for networking and collaboration along the entire industrial value chain and mechanical engineering topics - in person or online.
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With our VDMA newsletters we inform you by email about current trends, news, and events from the VDMA and the world of mechanical engineering – you decide which newsletters you need.
Market and business cycle information
Access to an extensive statistics data base, forecasts, country reports and much more will help you manage your business activities.
Political representation of interests
We represent the issues of mechanical engineering in Germany and Europe on your behalf. Our technical expertise, our knowledge of the industry, and our straightforward positioning makes us a recognized and valued contact for companies, as well as for the public, science, administration, and politics.

Der VDMA

The mouthpiece of mechanical engineering - engine of the industry

With 1.31 million people employed in Germany, the mechanical and plant engineering sector is Germany's largest industrial employer and the backbone of the German economy. Learn more about the VDMA.

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Largest industry network in Europe

Around 3,500 primarily medium-sized member companies in the capital goods industry make the VDMA the largest industrial association in Europe and the most important network organization in the industry.

Strong representation of interests

The VDMA is the most important voice of the mechanical and plant engineering industry. It represents the common economic, technical and scientific interests of the industry in Germany and around the world.

A wide range of services

More than 500 VDMA employees worldwide support you with practical services to make the right decisions in your company - along the entire value chain.