The world is growing digital and the Internet of Things ensures we’re growing more connected to our surroundings. This pushes electronics and electrical engineering to expand and change to meet demands for automation, integration and smart solutions for the future of industrial manufacturing and ways of living in the future from mobility to smart buildings and the infrastructure that will allow all this to happen.
We’re highlighting five events, which we consider to be a continuous source of inspiration and a platform for innovation in their respective sectors.
First on the list we have CWIEME Berlin, which brands itself as the leading global electrical engineering revolution and for a good reason. This international trade show unites the global coil winding, transformer, electric motor, generator and e-mobility supply chain in one place. There’s a lot of opportunity to educate yourself on breakthrough technologies and conduct business at a large scale.
It’s an annual show held in Berlin, Germany, so a regular presence pays off with consistent contact with current and potential partners, which only raise your visibility. CWIEME Berlin offers a deep look into relevant product groups and presents visitors with an unrivaled support program. Top speakers will take the stage at CWIEME Central for illuminating talks on current advancements.
We’re still in Germany, this time in Munich for electronica. This trade show takes place only once every two years and prides itself as the go-to place to experience the complete range of products, technologies and solutions in the entire electronics industry. Everything from PCBs and other circuit carriers to sensor technology and power supplies is showcased at this stage.
It’s worthwhile mentioning that electronica immediately embraced the virtual format during the pandemic to offer businesses an opportunity to connect and exchange experience. The supporting program for the show is one of the best around with themed forums and four conferences, which always feature world-renowned speakers. The conferences are divided between specific sectors – Automotive, Embedded, Medical Electronics and Wireless.
Munich is also home to another major event in the sector, this time more focused on innovative electronics production – productronica. This biennial trade show is unique, because it specializes in forward-looking products, technologies and system solutions across the entire value-added chain. For that reason, productronica has become a natural hub for buyers and professionals in the field. It’s both an incredible platform for networking and sales generation as well as a source for groundbreaking advancements in technology.
If you’re a startup, productronica is a great place to get noticed and create buzz. The show also cares about new talent and that’s why it has introduced “Accelerating Talents” – a career-oriented section of the show created for students and young professionals. Live demonstrations are also front and centre with the “3D AOI Arena” being one of the most visited.
Automation lies at the heart of SPS - smart production solutions. This international trade show operates out of Nuremberg, Germany and runs on an annual basis. Each edition features cutting-edge solutions and products for electric automation technology. Sensor technology, interface, IPCs, control technology and mechanical infrastructure are some of the main subjects.
SPS - smart production solutions organises itself around some overarching themes and topics. At the moment, it’s industrial communications and human-machine-interface devices that have a high priority and relevance. Exhibitors gain additional visibility thanks to the long-standing tradition of hosting live product presentations.
We’re leaving Germany to set for Integrated Systems Europe as our last stop. Held in Barcelona, Spain, ISE, for short, has the reputation as the professional AV and systems integration show on a global scale. This means that you’re positioning your products to every major buyer out there and gain access to faraway market you’d otherwise be unable to reach. The format of the show prioritizes what connections you make and helps you interact with leading installers, integrators, and end users.
Every year there’s much to experience beyond business meetings and product launches. Between specialist workshops and conferences, Integrated Systems Europe offers attendees a wealth of deep knowledge you’ll find nowhere else. Popular items during the show are the RISE Spotlight Series, which talk about everything from digital signage to smart buildings.