The Most Dynamic and Ambitious Edition Yet in Terms of Technology, Solutions, and Innovation

BIEMH, the International Machine-Tool Biennial, is entering the final stretch of its preparations, with 1,461 confirmed exhibitors from 29 countries, including Germany, Italy, Portugal, the USA, Japan, and Taiwan, showcasing over 3,000 products and services. This 32nd edition, held from June 3-7 at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre, will focus on large machinery in operation across six halls.

Key industry sectors featured include:

  • Manufacturing and distribution of starting and forming machines (35%)
  • Robotics and automation (20%)
  • Tools and accessories (12%)
  • Industrial digitalisation (9%)
  • Mechanical components (9%)
  • Production and business services (6%)
  • Additive and 3D manufacturing (5%)
  • Metrology (4%)

New Features and Activities

This year introduces a dedicated area for robotics, automation, and digitalisation, alongside the Robot Demo area showcasing cutting-edge innovations.

BIEMH will also feature a rich programme of activities, including:

  • BIEMH Talks: International experts will provide insights on industry trends and future projections through conferences, keynotes, workshops, and round tables.
    • Digital Talks (June 4): Focus on 4.0 technologies for digital transformation.
    • Automation & Robotics Talks (June 5): Presenting new developments in robotics and automation.
    • Additive Talks (June 6): Discussing challenges and success stories in additive manufacturing.


Notable speakers include:

  • Leire Orue-Echevarria (Policy Officer, DG CONNECT European Commission)
  • Gregorio Ameyugo (Head of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Division, CEA)
  • Haden Quinlan (Senior Programme Manager, MIT)

Tours and Workshops

Attendees can join guided tours like the BigMachines Tour, Automation & Robotics Tour, and Innovation Tour. The BeDIGITAL Innovation Workshops will highlight significant digital advancements. The Innotech Area will host research presentations and talks.

Networking and Social Events

Networking spaces will facilitate business interactions, complemented by social events like the Get Together welcome party and BIEMH Fest on June 5, featuring live music.

Strategic Buyer Presence

A robust visitor promotion campaign has attracted a significant number of buyers from countries including the USA, France, Portugal, Turkey, Canada, India, and Mexico. Mexico, the Guest Country, will participate in a pre-fair webinar to explore business opportunities.

Parallel Events

Concurrent events include BeDIGITAL, focusing on digital technology in industry; ADDITƐD, the international fair for additive manufacturing and 3D printing; and WORKinn Talent Hub, connecting talent with industry.

20th Anniversary of the Bilbao Exhibition Centre

This April, BEC celebrated its 20th anniversary. Over two decades, BEC has hosted 3,172 events with nearly 19 million participants, establishing itself as a premier venue for socio-economic development in the Basque Country.

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