ELECTRONICA 2016 – SHOW PREVIEW Planet e – Embark into a New Era
Once again, electronica will bring the global electronics industry together in Munich for the world’s largest trade fair dedicated to every aspect of electronics technology. From autonomous driving and networked industrial processes to fitness armbands that monitor our health: Now more than ever, electronics is a permanent part of our lives. From November 8–11, 2016, once again exhibitors will show us what the world of the future has in store for us.
As an industry institution, electronica has been the global gathering for the electronics industry for more than 50 years. Whether it comes to start-ups, SMEs or international corporations— Planet e allows the industry to present the technologies that will accompany us in the future today. With a close eye on the latest trends, electronica 2016 will revolve around topics such as Automotive, Embedded Systems, LED, Wearables and Healthcare as well as Cyber Security and the Internet of Things. It will present the entire range of electronics solutions: from semiconductors, sensors and passive components to PCBs and system components. Besides 13 halls full of innovations, once again visitors can expect an extensive program of conferences and supporting events. A number of changes and main topics have already been decided.
electronica to add an additional hall
The exhibitor demand is enormous. As a result, the upcoming show will feature an additional hall and will then occupy a total of 13 halls at the Messe München trade-fair center. As a result, the hall assignments have been changed: The sectors for PCBs, other circuit carriers and EMS will occupy two entire halls, i.e. B4 and C4. Hall C4 is located directly next to the North Entrance, giving visitors quick and easy access to the latest product developments and innovations. Power Supplies are the focus of exhibits in Halls A2 and A3. And Electromechanics/System Periphery is moving into Halls B2 and B3.
electronica fast forward – the international trade fair’s new start-up area
Start-ups pro vide important impetus for economic and employment growth. But they often face major challenges when it comes to finding the right partner for their own ideas or securing financing. electronica Fast Forward gives the fair a new forum that brings the concentrated innovative strength and solution expertise of start-ups together with interested industries at a single location. With more than 2,700 exhibitors, the fair gives start-up companies access to plenty of potential business partners and investors and allows them to present their innovative ideas, projects and products to international industry representatives in pitches, demonstrations and personal discussions. What is important when taking first steps, how can companies secure financing, and what should start-ups pay attention to? A special lecture program will give participants answers to these questions and more. For the first time ever, the electronica Start-up Award will be presented. Deadline for the award is October 4, 2016.
Embedded Platforms Conference and Village
During the past few years, the Embedded Platforms Conference proved itself as an ideas pool for hardware and software developers, system designers, product managers, development managers and much more. The 2016 conference will focus on the following topics: Hardware platforms and hardware components for embedded systems, software and tools for embedded development and optimization, and standards and legal provisions for embedded systems. The Embedded Platforms Conference takes place at the Press Center East on November 9 and 10, 2016, i.e. during the fair.
The new Embedded Platforms Village gives the embedded sector an additional highlight. Companies participating in this joint exhibition area can present their products and services and share their knowledge with the community at the Embedded Platforms Conference.
electronica Automotive Conference
Among leading executives in the automotive sector, the electronica Automotive Conference is a highly regarded part of the conference program. The day before
the fair begins, i.e. on November 7, 2016, the experts at the conference will talk about topics that will play a key role for the industry in the future. The focus of the 2016 conference: Security, automated driving and interior electronics. One highlight will be the three keynotes “Autonomous Driving”, “Trends in Interior Electronics” and “Automotive Semiconductor Outlook for new Applications” at the beginning of the conference. The conference will conclude with the panel discussion “Car Security” at the end of the day.
Forums and other conferences
Besides the conferences, visitors can also look forward to the Wireless Congress, the electronica Forum, the electronica Automotive Forum, the Exhibitor Forum and the PCB & Components Marketplace. A highlight of the electronica Forum is the CEO Roundtable which will be devoted to the topic: “Connected Worlds—Safe and Secure!”. Participants of the CEO Roundtable include leading executives from the semiconductor industry, OEMs and user industries. The discussion will take place on Tuesday November 8, from 11:00-12:00.
IT2Industry@electronica has its own exhibition space in 2016
After its successful launch as a conference that was held in conjunction with electronica in 2014, IT2Industry will present products and services that pertain to the Internet of Things at this year’s fair. Among other things, the International Trade Fair and Open Conference for Intelligent, Digitally Networked Working Environments will cover topics such as the smart factory, M2M communication, industry software and systems, big data (the Cloud) and industrial IT security.
IT2Industry takes place at the Messe München trade-fair center at the same time as electronica, i.e. from November 8 to 11.
Special Tip: The free electronica app allows visitors to optimize preparations for their visit to the fair and gives them access to the latest information at all times. The app will be available at www.electronica.de/en/app prior to the fair.