At the SMTconnect in Nuremberg, Germany from 10 to 12 May 2022 , it became clear how much life and energy there are in the electronics manufacturing industry. Around 9,000 qualified visitors and guests took advantage of the reunion, to exchange views on main trends and to work out solutions for efficient, clean and optimized electronics production process and personal discussions. About 35 percent of the trade show of visitors has came from abroad.

The mood on-site is consistently positive, with more than 321 companies and partners expressing their gratitude as a delight at the opportunity for spontaneous and fruitful business encounters as Iván Rodrigo Flor Cantos said: “My personal favorite aspect of the fair so far is the event itself!”, Manager Marketing Europe Planning & Marketing at Panasonic Connect Europe GmbH. “I love the atmosphere and the opportunity to meet a lot of customers, partners and colleagues personally – all together at the same time at one place. This intensive exchange of information after a long break is so valuable. Thank you to the SMTconnect team!”

EMS Park continues to gain importance

Numerous companies as well as consulting service represent the European EMS industry at the special show area EMS Park. Organizer Mesago, Dieter G. Weiss and the IPC Association Connecting Electronics Industries invited participants to the Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening for a joint trade fair conclusion and networking meeting. In addition, Dieter G. Weiss presented valuable insights and his analyses with studies on the European EMS market at the exhibition forum meeting.

Mario Salhofer, Business Development and customer advisory service Germany, at GINZINGER ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS GMBH confirms the uniqueness and sinificance of the event for the industry development: “The SMTconnect is certainly something special! At this fair, you can exchange ideas with like-minded people with complete openness. The honest communication within the SMTconnect community and the focus on a joint way forward are very important, especially after the past two years.”

Thomas Michels, Managing Director of ILFA Industrieelektronik und Leiterplattenfertigung aller Art GmbH, also acknowledges this: “The greatest value for us at the SMTconnect is to meet and talk to people who, just like us, are very close to the product. That’s why SMTconnect is a fixed point where we would like to exhibit regularly.”

Variety of highlights: Forum program, hand soldering competition and more meetings with collegues

Trade visitors were able to connect with suppliers of printed circuit boards, components and materials at the PCB meets Components joint booth and discuss individual solutions. Also, as in previous years, the IPC Association Connecting Electronics Industries invited interested parties to put their soldering skills to the test in the hand soldering competition. At the trade fair forum in particular, it became clear which topics are currently occupying the community: In the multi-faceted program, topics such as sustainability, procurement management or artificial intelligence were addressed.