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SMTconnect 2020 further expands proven and new formats

Feb 11, 2020

The SMTconnect 2020 focuses on microelectronic assemblies and systems and has set itself the goal of creating sustainable connections by bringing the community together at the trade fair in Nuremberg from 5 – 7 May 2020.

The EMS Park, which was held for the first time last year and was intended to give contract manufacturers their own platform at a trade fair, will be represented by some additional first-time exhibitors in 2020. So far, 15 companies have already registered for the special showcase area, including Bühler electronic GmbH, DELTEC Automotive GmbH & Co. KG, Kurz Industrie-Elektronik GmbH and SC Systronics SRL.

Some of these companies became aware of the EMS Park through the newly introduced Meet and Treat Tour, which presented current market data of the industry at various German locations and invited them to get to know the organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH in various locations.

The EMS Park is designed with a focus on relaxed but efficient networking opportunities, which makes it particularly easy for exhibiting companies to make contact with their target groups, for example from medical technology, automotive or mechanical engineering sectors, among the numerous trade visitors.

New exhibitors increase the internationality of the fair 

With some new exhibitors from abroad, the SMTconnect can increase its internationality. For example, a new exhibitor from India, the full-service provider Vasantha Advanced Systems ltd. and the EMS company Elhurt Sp. z o.o. from Poland will be exhibiting at the trade fair.

However, well-known faces such as Rawe Electronic GmbH, which develops and produces electronic systems for small and medium-sized series and implements product-specific manufacturing and testing systems, will also attend as exhibitors in 2020 again.

Production line showcases the entire assembly process

Exclusively at the SMTconnect, the live production line ”Future Packaging“, organized by the Fraunhofer IZM, allows visitors to experience the complete assembly process, including subsequent testing, live. This year, the special show area will have the motto "The line - acting with foresight and not reacting too late". With this, Fraunhofer IZM wants to draw attention to the speed of development in the electronics sector, as well as illustrating and explaining it in tours.

Thanks to the cooperation of the Fraunhofer IZM with various machine, technology and process partners, the production line at the SMTconnect manages to look at the various currents in the industry, whether it is the optimization of the actual production processes or the all-encompassing data-technical connection. Every single technology and process can be discussed in detail with the right contact persons on site to find adaptation possibilities.

Highlights as visitor magnets

The SMTconnect offers numerous highlights to attract visitors. The annual hand soldering competition of the global trade and standardization organization IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries from the USA, offers soldering professionals and young professionals the opportunity to demonstrate their skills.

Besides the EMS Park, there will be other interesting joint stands: PCB meets Components, Mechatronics and Automation Cluster and the Newcomer Pavilion.

The Exhibition Forum will also be available for exhibitor presentations in 2020.

There will be a ZVEI afternoon where the ZVEI Technology Roadmap will be presented. The ZVEI will also hold a panel discussion in German at the exhibition forum on the topic of technical cleanliness in electrical engineering.

The SMTconnect will take place from 5 – 7 May 2020 in Nuremberg. Current information about the event is available at

SMTconnect 2020 baut bewährte und neue Formate weiter aus
SMTconnect 2019 - Future Packaging

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 160 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 2,600 employees* at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €733 million*. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our 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. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).
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*preliminary figures 2019


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