CeBIT 2017, 20 - 24 March

CeBIT 2017, 20 - 24 March

Expert Panels at CeBIT

A broad range of forums, conferences and special events offers you the chance to learn more about the latest market trends. Here you can compare notes, pick up valuable know-how and check out the latest innovations, giving you the edge you need to keep your business on track and ahead of the pack.

Business Security

Business Security Stage

Hall 6

A central meeting point for managers and decision-makers, the Business Security Stage turns knowledge into a competitive edge. Organized by DATAKONTEXT GmbH, the forum focuses on integrated IT security for businesses.

The Business Security Stage will feature presentations, podium discussions and live demos on topics such as data protection, cloud security, compliance, access and identity management, endpoint security and managed security services.

This is where you can meet decision-makers who are interested in your products and services and are ready to invest. You can generate high-caliber business leads and raise awareness of your company. Over five days, you’ll have access to an audience of around 5,000 visitors.

Exhibition Program Business Security

CeBIT Security Plaza

Hall 6

As the organizer of the CeBIT Security Plaza, Heise Events is the focal point for security issues affecting today’s IT sector. Top-ranking exhibitors from the security industry will be showcasing their products and services on 800 square meters of space.

At the same time, presentations addressing real-world security-related topics will be given on the forum stage. Experts from prominent companies will report on critical security gaps, on security technologies and, in times of cybercrime, on how to deal with attacks on IT systems and how to ensure protection. The presentations cover topics such as IT security for SMEs, IT security in the cloud, and dealing with security gaps in a digitized environment.

Over the 5-day event, the Security Plaza will offer a rich program of insightful presentations on a wide variety of security issues – sure to be of interest to your company, too.

Exhibition Program Business Security

European Cyber Security Conference

Nord/LB Forum

The European Cyber Security Conference will provide a platform for a comprehensive inventory taking and for initiating a sustainable discussion of this mission-critical topic. It will take a management-oriented focus rather than a technical one. Especially the aspects of robustness, safety and security in networked processes, products and services will be covered. In connection with Industry 4.0/Internet of things and mission-critical infrastructures Cyber Security Strategies are particularly important. Cyber Security has been identified as a top priority and crucial topic within digitization processes, especially by executives who are in charge and liable of protecting the intellectual property of their organizations. A variety of institutions and initiatives have been established and are committed to enable an optimal level of safety, security and privacy. The motto is "End of Naivety | End-to-end-Security is Executive's Top Priority".

Exhibition Program Business Security

Big Data & Business Intelligence

BARC Business Intelligence & Big Data Forum

Hall 5

Learn more about the latest developments in the market for Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management and Big Data. BARC is organizing an extensive program of interesting lectures, case studies and live demonstrations.

Explore innovative approaches on how to take advantage of the trend toward digitalization and availability of new sources of information within the company. Learn more about the benefits of the trend topics in BI. Advanced Analytics, with classic reporting, scheduling and data management, each participant benefits from valuable suggestions.

In addition, CeBIT visitors have the possibility to get in touch with the vendors participating.

Exhibition Program Big Data & Business Intelligence

Datacenter Infrastructure

Datacenter Infrastructure Speakers Corner

Hall 12

The Speakers Corner of Datacenter Infrastructure focuses on all mayor topics that are relevante to run a datacenter future ready and energy efficient. All important topics will be covered here and provide the visitor a profounde knowlegde and the opportunity to learn from thought leaders and industry experts.

The topics will be presented as case studies and best-practise show cases, enabling the visitor to transfer the learned content into his own projects. The free of charge format does invite you to get the most out of your CeBIT visit.

Exhibition Program Datacenter Infrastructure

Digital Office – ECM/Input/Output

Digital Office Stage - powered by BITKOM & CeBIT

ECM Forum

Hall 3

The Digital Office Stage panel is organized by Deutsche Messe together with the significant interbranch organization BITKOM. The panel gives a comprehensive overview of the most important trends and developments in Enterprise Content Management and Output/Input Solutions.

Numerous top-class lectures are dealing with current relevant questions of this industry. Furthermore the panel is the centre and the meeting point for the cluster of Digital Office – ECM/Input/Output and it is maximizing the presence of the manufacturers on the exhibition stands, building an ideal topics hotspot at CeBIT in hall 3.

Exhibition Program Digital Office – ECM/Input/Output

gfo-BPM Symposium/gfo-BPM Area

Hall 3

The Gesellschaft für Organisation (gfo) is partnering with Deutsche Messe to present the gfo BPM Tool Supplier pavilion at CeBIT in Hannover.

Eight BPM providers are presenting their solutions for comprehensive process design supporting sustainable future development in the gfo-BPM Area/Symposium.

The gfo is also hosting a BPM Symposium chaired by Dr. Hartmut Binner, where experts explore how the organizational, business and IT BPM perspectives can be combined, under consideration of hard- and soft-fact success criteria for comprehensive BPM implementation.

Exhibition Program Digital Office – ECM/Input/Output

Open Source Forum

Hall 3

Meet Open Source experts at our Forum and listen to their lectures and talks dealing with the current and up-to-date developments and the latest trends in the world of Open Source and Linux!

Learn about the value of Open Source Software for your enterprise!

Exhibition Program Digital Office – ECM/Input/Output

ERP & HR Solutions

Digital ERP Stage

Hall 5

The Digital ERP Stage is the new heart of Hall 5. Digitization has grown up and changed from an abstract buzzword into a tangible business. Many companies have already recognized and seized the opportunities offered by Industry 4.0, omnichannel retailing and smart services. Others are still hesitant, wanting more information or needing to be convinced by innovative ideas and practical examples.

The Digital ERP Stage at CeBIT in 2017 is the ideal place to find out about information and ideas of this kind, with providers, analysts and users sharing their success stories, discussing possible approaches and debating ERP-related strategies.

Exhibitor information Digital ERP Stage

Exhibition Program ERP & HR

HR Speakers Corner

Hall 5

Welcome to another new conference topic being featured at the HR Solutions Park in Hall 5! Together with the HR Round Table – the network for HR specialists, IT managers and corporate executives – this new offering consists of an exciting program of presentations geared to user industries, providing insights into the latest HR management themes. Keynote speakers in 2016 included Norbert Janzen (CHRO at IBM Germany), who delivered a talk on Work 4.0.

Exhibitor Information HR Solution Park

Exhibition Program ERP & HR

The Internet of Things

IoT Expert Conference

Hall 12

The IoT Expert Conference provides a platform for key stakeholders, best-minds and experienced players in IoT to share their ideas, solutions and best practices for real-world problems.

Program (t.b.a.)

  • 20 March 2017
    (Sessions t.b.a.)
  • 21 March 2017 - IoT Summit
    IoT Business Intelligence, IoT Business Transformation, IoT Global Perspective, Real-World IoT, IoT and the Citizen
  • 22 March 2017 - BVDW Forum "Digital Transformation"
    (Sessions t.b.a.)
  • 23 March 2017 - IoT Summit
    Platforms & Applications, IoT Vision, Communications Infrastructure, Management & Integration, Designing & Securing the Future
  • 24 March 2017 - IoT Summit
    Education & Entrepreneurship, IoT Futures

Become a sponsor

Exhibition Program Internet of Things

IOT Insights
Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft e.V. (BVDW)

Sponsor partners:
Eurotech S.p.A.
Lufthansa Industry Solutions

job and career

job and career STAGE

Hall 11

The job and career STAGE presents opportunities for personal and professional development, interesting employers and career advice.

Exhibition Program job and career

Marketing & Sales Solutions

Digital Marketing Arena

Hall 5

The Digital Marketing Arena is the CeBIT show’s new focal point for digital marketing, sales and customer service managers. Part conference, part exhibition and 100% dialogue-driven, the Arena offers valuable information and captivating discussion on the way forward in the digital transformation of marketing, sales and customer service.

Exhibition Program Marketing & Sales Solutions

Partner Country Japan

CeBIT Japan Summit

Hall 8 | 20 March 2017

Create a New World with Japan "Society 5.0, Another Perspective"- The Japan Summit displays Japan's originality in creating a super smart society in collaboration with Germany.


Planet Reseller

CRN TV-Studio

Hall 15

The CRN TV Studio is the control center of Planet Reseller’s premium media partner, bringing together everyone who’s anyone in the ICT world.

New trends, technologies and sales concepts in the ICT industry will be unveiled during the presentation program. In interviews with CRN, CEOs of major manufacturers, distributors and computer retailers reveal their strategies to optimize the positioning of retailers in the establishment and operation of forward-looking ICT infrastructure.

Exhibition Program Planet Reseller

funkschau - Expertenrunde

Hall 15

funkschau welcomes ICT industry heavyweights to Planet Reseller, with well-known CEOs and experts answering questions from the editors in the TV studio. The funkschau forum and interviews will focus on current ICT issues, the associated market opportunities and prospects for the ICT industry.

Exhibition Program Planet Reseller

Public Sector Parc

Municipalities Forum

Hall 7

The Municipalities Forum features a highly topical program of talks and presentations on practical and innovative ICT solutions for municipal administrators. A series of municipal conferences will also take place at this forum.

At the Municipalities Forum, exhibitors as well as users will highlight practical, innovative applications for municipal administration. For the first time, a special focus day on "Urban Mobility" will be featured in the forum - mark your calendar for Monday.

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Exhibition Program Public Sector Parc

Expert Panel Public Sector Parc

Hall 7

The Expert Panel Public Sector Parc at CeBIT is a central hub for knowledge transfer and dialogue on the latest public sector/public administration solutions, with a top lineup of speakers addressing every possible approach and area of application.

Attendees will be treated to a rich program of presentations on each day of the show, on topics such as eGovernment legislation, the new ID card, De-Mail, online ID (eID), citizen terminals, mobile government, the open data government platform, and service improvements for citizens and companies.

The keynote theme for CeBIT 2017 will also be explored and debated from the vantage point of the public sector.

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Exhibition Program Public Sector Parc

Research & Innovation

Future Talk

Hall 6

Featuring presentations, social events, prize awards and panel discussions, FUTURE TALK will be the communicative centerpiece of Research and Innovation. From Monday thru Friday institutes, research centers, universities and business enterprises will present their versions of tomorrow’s world.

The Research and Innovation program will also include the presentation of the CeBIT Innovation Awards for 2017. The competition is being staged jointly by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Deutsche Messe AG.

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Exhibition Program Research & Innovation


Hall 6

SCIENCE|SQUARE will show numerous exhibits of the latest innovations, latest results, products and services of seven German federal states.

The exhibitors of the common booths of the German federal states of Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, the innovation market Berlin-Brandenburg and Research for the Future (represented by Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt and Saxony) as well as the Karlsruher Institut for Technology are showing highlights from research and technology in a joint program. The SCIENCE|SQUARE is supported by MAK Messearbeitskreis Wissenschaft and Deutsche Messe AG.

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Exhibition Program Research & Innovation

Special Events


20 March 2017 | Hall 8

Driving the Digital Economy and Society in Europe

Conference by European Commission (DG CNECT) and Deutsche Messe on progress toward the creation of a Digital Single Market.

Further Informations


SCALE11 Conference Room

Hall 11

In cooperation with selected partners from industriy and start-up investors scene, we are organizing industry- and capital-pitch-events at SCALE11. These events usually take place in the SCALE11 conference room. Most of the pitch events are by invitation only.

Exhibition Program SCALE11


Hall 11

SCALE11 is the place to be at CeBIT, established for the international startup ecosystem. Here we combine exhibition with conference, networking, event and entertainment. The SCOPE, our SCALE11 marketplace, is the first point of contact, where startups meet decision-makers from established industries, investors, mentors or like-minded people. At this central place, you and your topic will be in the spotlight.

Exhibition Program SCALE11

SCALE11 Startup Stage

Hall 11

At SCALE11, startups pitch their innovative business models, their disruptive ideas and solutions to attract fresh capital, new cooperation partners and customers. Inspiring short presentations and exciting start-up teams are waiting for your attention.

Exhibition Program SCALE11

Hanover Impuls Area

Hall 11

Workshop and presentations for young entrpreneurs and startups. Topics are: virtual reality, cross innovation, crowdfunding, co-founder searched, digital security.
Organizer: hannoverimpuls GmbH

Exhibition Program SCALE11

Virtual & Augmented Reality

Virtual & Augmented Reality Speakers Corner

Hall 17

Experience lectures and presentations about the most relevant and trending topic in the digitalisation process: virtual and augmented reality. Get a deepdive into different disciplines and how this facinating technology will change our world and your business environment.

Various high calbire partners will cover the most important topics and industries and give you a heads up and best practices use cases from their industry.

Exhibition Program Virtual & Augmented Reality