LouisvilleKY Lands New Smart Technology Tradeshow  

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (February 4, 2019) – Louisville is getting smarter this September. The organizers of the world’s largest manufacturing show will debut a new smart technology trade show called Digital Industry USA (DIG/IN USA) in Bourbon City.

The Digital Industry USA show, owned by Hannover Fairs USA, Inc (HFUSA), will take place at the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) September 10-12, 2019 showcasing futuristic innovations such as:

  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Cobots (robots that physically interact with humans)
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and related applications
  • More efficient use of raw materials, faster time to market and other industrial manufacturing trends

Digital Industry

In addition to exhibits and educational presentations, the show will feature a start-up area and hackathon, as well as virtual reality space to demonstrate a variety of technologies.

HFUSA, one of the world’s largest and most active organizers of industrial technology events will host a high-level executive conference in conjunction with DIG/IN USA, featuring local area tours of a distillery utilizing IIoT equipment, the Toyota plant and the UPS distribution center in Louisville.

There are an estimated 5,000 attendees for the show using nearly 8,000 hotel rooms, along with an estimated economic impact of $3.5 million for Louisville.

For those planning a visit to the area, Louisville Tourism provides several planning resources, including suggested itineraries at GoToLouisville.com/myexperience, the monthly Lookin’ at Louisville video series, a searchable list of events at www.gotolouisville.com, a free Louisville Visitors Guide and complimentary hotel booking service via 1-888-LOUISVILLE.



Since 1968, Louisville Tourism’s primary goal has been to enhance the area’s economy through tourism development – to promote and sell Louisville as a world-class destination. Tourism is the third largest industry in Louisville generating an estimated economic impact of $3.5 billion which supports over 27,000 local tourism-related jobs. Guests are coming from around the globe to attend a meeting, convention, special event, as a leisure guest or a combination.  More than 16.4 million visitors are experiencing Louisville’s authenticity, bourbon and culinary scenes and our unique brand of Southerness.