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Munich Hosts 2014 electronica
Munich, Germany — electronica is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and will once again be the industry platform for exchange of information and expertise about electronics. From November 11 to 14, 2014, visitors to the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, in Munich, Germany will be able to see the very latest developments in the electronics industry — from components and systems to electronic applications and services. This year's international trade fair revolves around automotive, embedded systems, medical electronics and lighting, as well as the overarching themes of security and energy efficiency.

The program of conferences and forums will explore these exhibition topics in greater depth. It has been held every two years in Munich since 1964 and presents innovations from the entire range of products and services in the electronics industry. electronica is the most important international meeting-point for the electronics industry, providing, in addition to the exhibition areas, a supporting program containing first-class conferences — electronica automotive conference, embedded platforms conference and Wireless Congress, as well as discussions.

electronica 2012 was attended by 73,051 visitors and 2.669 exhibitors. The total amount of exhibition space was 142,500 square meters.

According to calculations by the German Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers' Industry Association (ZVEI), the global market for electrical and electronic products grew by three per cent last year to approximately 3.7 trillion euros, driven mainly by the Asian and American markets.

This also benefits the German electrical industry; in the whole of the first quarter of 2014, new orders rose by 3 percent over the previous year, which augurs well for the success of electronica 2014. (Source:

In 2012 at the previous electronica, almost half of the 73,051 visitors and 63 percent of the 2,669 exhibitors were from abroad. With its three-pillar concept of exhibition, conference and forum program, this year's electronica will again be providing the latest information about technologies, products, services and trends in the industry. A highlight of the show, the CEO roundtable, will be devoted to the topic: "Internet of Things: Possibilities, Challenges and the Question of Security".

The focus of the trade show will be on automotive, embedded systems, medical electronics and lighting, as well as the issues of security and energy efficiency. This is reflected in the electronica Forum, in panel discussions and lectures.

Comprehensive Conference Program
In the exhibition halls, several forums will be taking place, offering visitors the opportunity to exchange ideas and network.

The forums will provide a wide range of topics, including automotive, embedded, electronics in general. Forums are application-oriented, allowing visitors to learn about current and future issues. These topics will be explored in greater depth within the conference program itself.

Automotive Conference
The electronica automotive conference, supported by ZVEI, will be held on November 10. The conference will investigate the major technology trends and strategies of the international automotive industry. Speakers include representatives of following companies: Audi, BMW, Daimler, Freescale, Infineon, Intel, Osram, Renesas and Visteon. This year, the focus is on lighting, sensor fusion and connectivity.

Embedded Platforms
The embedded platforms conference will be looking once again at new technologies, concrete solution approaches and services for the development of embedded systems. The conference will take place on November 12 and 13, in parallel with electronica, at the Press Center East of the Messe Munchen.

At the Wireless Congress "Systems & Application", organized by "Elektronik" magazine, by ZVEI and electronica at the ICM center November 12 and 13, industry experts will discuss the technical aspects of present and future wireless technologies, primarily for industrial use.


Contact: Munich Trade Fairs, 75 Broad St., 21 Floor, New York, NY 10004 646-437-1014 Web: or

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