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This year’s productronica trade show featured about 1,200 exhibitors from 42 countries and was attended by more than 44,000 visitors from 85 countries, an increase of almost 20% over the previous event.
Staged at the Messe Munchen in Munich, Germany, from November 14 – 17, 2017, the biennial event highlighted topics such as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and miniaturization. Among other things, the event featured special shows including "Smart Data—Future Manufacturing" and "Hardware Data Mining." staged by the VDMA and Fraunhofer IZM.
"productronica impressively demonstrated its position as the world’s leading trade fair and global innovation platform this year. With an enormous surge in the number of visitors, as well as a sharp increase in international ones, productronica 2017 showed that Munich is the world’s hotspot for electronics manufacturing," said Falk Senger, Managing Director of Messe München.
Rainer Kurtz, Chairman of productronica’s Technical Advisory Board and CEO of kurtz ersa, commented, "productronica confirmed the positive growth forecast for the industry. The great interest in smart technologies shows that digitalization has finally arrived in the electronics manufacturing industry. Now we need to keep this momentum going."
Thilo Brückner, managing director of VDMA EMINT, also expressed his great satisfaction. "productronica was yet again a very successful trade fair for the VDMA and its member companies. The exhibitors reported many promising, high-quality contacts and confirm the positive underlying sentiment in the industry."
According to a survey by market research institute Gelszus, visitor satisfaction again increased this year: 97 percent of visitors gave productronica a rating of 'good to excellent'. In addition, 96 percent of those surveyed said that productronica met their expectations regarding innovations.
Visit the productronica site for highlights from this year's show.
About Messe München
With a stable of more than 40 trade fairs for capital goods, consumer goods and new technologies at its Munich site and abroad, Messe München is one of the world’s leading trade fair organizers. Every year over 30,000 exhibitors and around two million visitors take part in the events on the exhibition site, in the ICM – International Congress Center Munich and in the MOC Veranstaltung-scenter München. Messe München also organizes trade fairs in China, India, Turkey, South Africa and Russia. With a network of affiliated companies in Europe, Asia and Africa and with more than 60 foreign agencies for more than 100 countries, Messe München has a global presence.