With a keynote speech from social theorist, Jeremy Rifkin, the tradeshow will open its doors to visitors, established industry players and start-ups, not to mention employers and new talent, giving opportunities for making important contacts and networking. Over 3000 companies from more than 50 countries will be present to provide a glimpse of the future with their products and solutions. The show will cover technologies, products, and solutions from the entire electronics industry.
More space and new hall layout
This year’s electronica show will be larger than the previous event, with more than 180,000 square meters of space. Visitors to the trade fair will benefit from four additional halls, which means there will be 17 halls in total. With this space expansion, a new layout has been created, that includes five entrances, color-coded halls, expressways, and the visitor shuttle, with indoor navigation via the electronica app that will aid with navigation.
Networking, inspiration, and experience
There will be four conferences and 13 forums to facilitate networking and knowledge exchange. These conferences include the Medical Electronics Conference (eMEC) which for the first time will focus on the medicine of the future, the Automotive Conference (eAC) will focus on trends and strategies in the international automotive industry, as well as, the Embedded Platforms Conference (eEPC) with a focus on embedded vision, machine learning, and adaptive systems, with Digital support for further networking between exhibitors and visitors.
The forums have a wide variety of topics including, automotive, cyber security, IIOT, LED, PCB and components, power electronics, and more. With panel discussions or expert lectures, all forums focus on latest trends, market information, as well as, processes and solutions, giving added knowledge to all levels of experience.
The classic electronica Matchmaking and the Connect tool will also be present. The North by North East (NxNE) format will give for further networking and inspiration opportunities. Also coming for the first time this year is the „Tech Talk“, a format that explicitly addresses engineers and developers with special technical depth.
Hall C6 will give visitors the opportunity to get to grips with electronics, as well as showcasing career opportunities within the electronics branch. electronica Experience will feature live demos, applications, and presentations, as well as a job market, to facilitate networking between exhibitors and students. Impact—Design for a cause will also be taking place as part of electronica Experience. The event, which will feature a variety of engineering associations, will look at the future influence of electronics on communication, the environment and medicine in pitches, presentations, and discussion panels.