AX Chosen by the governor’s office to represent the state

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 21, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AX, a pioneering AI technology company headquartered in Los Angeles, is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-BIZ) to serve California to represent at the Hannover Messe 2024, the largest sustainability conference in the world. AX is one of only six companies selected for this prestigious opportunity, underscoring its commitment to innovation and sustainability at the world’s leading convergence of industrial automation and technology.

The Hannover Messe, held annually in Hannover, Germany, is known as the premier platform for showcasing breakthrough technologies and solutions in the areas of sustainability, energy efficiency and environmental protection. The President of the Commission of the European Union (EU), Ursula von der Leyen, spoke today at the official opening ceremony, just before the start of the world’s most important industrial trade fair, held at the Convention Center at the Hannover exhibition grounds in the state of California. Pavilion located in the Energy 4.0 Hall (Hall 12, Stand B13). As one of the selected representatives from California, AX will have the unique opportunity to showcase its groundbreaking initiatives and solutions on a global stage, fostering partnerships and collaborations to drive positive change worldwide over the course of Hannover Messe 2024.


The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), administered by the Governor’s Office, aims to support small and medium-sized enterprises in expanding their export activities by providing resources and assistance to participate in international fairs and missions. A special thank you to Tricia Utterback, GO-BIZ’s Trade and Investment Representative for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, for all her support during the application and selection process. AX’s selection underlines its position as a leader in artificial intelligence and reflects the company’s commitment to advancing sustainable practices and technologies.

The California State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) aims to increase the number of small business exporters in California and increase the volume of the goods and services they export. STEP helps small businesses start exporting or grow their existing export sales by providing refundable export vouchers and implementing STEP events, including organizing state pavilions at international fairs and trade missions. For more information, visit the STEP website: or email [email protected].

STEP is administered by the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

“We are honored that GO-BIZ has been chosen to represent California at the Hannover Messe 2024,” said Michael Plaksin, President and CEO of AX. “This opportunity not only recognizes our sustainability efforts, but also allows us to showcase the innovative solutions that are driving positive change in our industry. We look forward to sharing our vision and expertise with global leaders and stakeholders at this prestigious event.”

At the Hannover Messe 2024, AX will present its latest developments in visual and facial recognition technology, aimed at tackling the most pressing challenges in sustainability and environmental conservation. The company will work with industry peers, policymakers, investors and thought leaders to explore collaboration opportunities and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future. For more information about AX and its participation in the Hannover Messe 2024, please visit

AX is an AI Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company focused on safety and security through visual and facial recognition technology. With a focus on innovation and sustainability, AX strives for detection and protection.

About AX

Founded in 2016, AX is an artificial intelligence Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that has developed award-winning proprietary technology in wildfire detection and visual artificial intelligence (AI), including facial recognition, augmented reality and more .

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We offer the most informative, effective and supportive user interface system on the market today. FireScout is currently used on more than 1,000 cameras in the western United States and is considered the de facto standard in AI for disaster prevention in wildfire management.

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Palak Kapasi
Head of Marketing & Public Relations, AX
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