In recent years CEMAT has established itself as an “Intralogistics and Supply Cain Management” event as part of the Hanover Fair. From 2020, the format is to be held regularly every two years in parallel with the world’s largest industrial trade fair. At the Logistics Solutions Forum on the fourth day of the fair, CHAINSTEP had the honour, under the motto “Automation in Retail“, of imparting blockchain basics and applications in transport logistics and retail to an interested audience. More than 50 participants were well informed in the final Q&A. Blockchain is on its way into the real economy.