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SMTconnect 2019: Outlook on the event highlights

Apr 16, 2019

The SMTconnect, the only event in Europe that takes a holistic approach to system integration in microelectronics, offers participants a diverse program in Nuremberg from 7 - 9 May 2019.

New staging electronic manufacturing services: EMS Park

The EMS Park, with its natural and open design, reminiscent of a park and designed with a focus on networking opportunities, is taking shape. So far, the companies Hekatron Technik GmbH, Hinrichs Elektronik GmbH, TechniSat Digital GmbH and RAWE Electronic GmbH, among others, have registered as exhibitors for this special showcase area.

The EMS Park also offers a small Speakers’ Corner where exhibitors can present their topics and solutions. The program as well as the presentations of the forums can be found at This year, the exhibition forum also has a contribution to offer on the topic of EMS. Mr. Allois Mahr from Zollner Elektronik AG will give a lecture with the title: "Digital transformation in modern electronics production" on 7 May at 1:15 p.m.

In addition to the EMS Park, visitors will be offered the special showcase area "PCB meets Components" with exhibitors covering all aspects of printed circuit boards, components and materials. The Newcomer Pavilion will provide them with an overview of various newcomers to the industry and events and enable them to make valuable contacts.

Mechatronics & Automation Cluster

The motto of this year's joint cluster stand is "Digitization and Robotics for the EMS Industry". The focus of this topic, which deals with the future of electronics manufacturing in Europe, will be the exchange of experience and discussions. The cluster joint stand 5-113 invites all visitors to a breakfast reception on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. While on Wednesday the focus will be on topics relating to purchasing and procurement, on Thursday the focus will be on organization and processes.

Experience production live – the "Future Packaging" production line

The "Future Packaging" production line organized by the Fraunhofer IZM in Hall 5, Booth 5-434, will be held in 2019 under the motto "Get In The Ring - Meeting the challenges of modern manufacturing". "The line aims to show visitors of the SMTconnect 2019 how maximum efficiency, process and technology robustness can be achieved with maximum flexibility. Each of our participants is aware of his responsibility towards his customers, interactively in close contact with them, to solve the tasks of the market", Mr. Ulf Oestermann from the Fraunhofer IZM summarizes this year's production line.

Visitors can experience all production steps "live" and discuss issues and challenges with experts. On its 1,000 square meters, the joint Future Packaging stand includes not only the production line but also a large number of co-exhibitors, supporters and sponsors.

The best in their field – the IPC hand soldering competition

At the annual hand soldering competition of the IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries from the USA, soldering professionals and young professionals will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills on all three days of the exhibition. They compete against each other for the manual soldering of complex circuit boards and are evaluated primarily in terms of speed and precision.

The winner of the professional competition also wins a trip to the World Championship in Manual Soldering, which will take place in Munich in 2019.

SMTconnect will take place from 7 - 9 May 2019 in Nuremberg. Current information and the event tickets are available at

SMTconnect 2019: Outlook on the event highlights
Press photo. Copyright: Mesago / Mathias Kutt

About Mesago Messe Frankfurt
Mesago, founded in 1982 and located in Stuttgart, specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. The company belongs to the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally and is not tied to a specific venue. With 140 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, conference delegates and speakers from all over the world. Numerous trade associations, publishing houses, scientific institutes and universities work with Mesago closely as advisers, co-organizers and partners. (

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,500* employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €715* million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent). For more information, please visit our website at:
*preliminary figures 2018

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