EMO (trade show)
The Exposition Mondiale de la Machine Outil (English: Machine Tool World Exposition), or “EMO” is a bi-annual European trade show for the metal working industry. It occurs every odd-numbered year, with a cycle that finds it at the Hanover fairground in Hannover, Germany for 2 shows, then the FieraMilano exhibition center in Milan, Italy for 1 show.
The show covers the spectrum of metalworking technologies, such as cutting, splitting, milling, and forming machine tools, manufacturing systems, precision tools, automated material flow, computer technology, industrial electronics, and accessories.
EMO is an initiative of, and under the auspices of, the Comité de coopération des industries de la machine-outil, or CECIMO (European Machine Tool Industry Association). The Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken (English: German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), or VDW, is responsible for the organization of the trade show when in Hanover, while UCIMU, the Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machine Tools, Robots, Automation Systems and ancillary products (NC, tools, components, accessories) manages the Milan show.
An agreement between the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), which organizes the US-based International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) and CECIMO coordinates the IMTS and the EMO such that every even-numbered year the IMTS is held in Chicago, and every odd-numbered year the EMO is held in Europe.