electronica expands to 13 halls, awards start-ups

April 26, 2016 // By Julien Happich
Under growing exhibitor demand, the upcoming electronica fair (taking place from November 8 to 11) will feature an additional hall, expanding its footprint to a total of 13 halls at the Messe München trade-fair centre.

Not only the trade fair is growing bigger, it will host additional themed areas, such as the Embedded Platforms Village and the electronica Start-up Platform.

The most rapidly growing sectors are Semiconductors, Power Supplies as well as PCBs and other circuit carriers and EMS, followed by Embedded Systems.

“Adding another hall to electronica gives exhibitors an opportunity to increase the size of their stands and allows us to include new exhibitors”, explains Angela Marten, electronica's Exhibition Director. As a result, the hall assignments have been changed: the sectors for PCBs, other circuit carriers and EMS will occupy two entire halls, i.e. B4 and C4. Hall C4 is located directly next to the North Entrance, giving visitors quick and easy access to the latest product developments and innovations. Power Supplies are the focus of exhibits in Halls A2 and A3. And Electromechanics/System Periphery is moving into Halls B2 and B3.
The fairgrounds map features an overview of the new hall assignments.

The new Embedded Platforms Village gives the Embedded sector an additional highlight. Companies participating in this joint exhibition stand can present their know-how and share their knowledge with the community at the Embedded Platforms Conference. The conference will take place at the Press Centre East on November 9 and 10.

Start-ups provide important impetus for economic and employment growth. But they often face major challenges when it comes to finding the right partner for their own ideas or securing financing. Organized in conjunction with “Elektor” magazine, the electronica Start-up Platform gives the fair a new forum that brings the concentrated innovative strength and solution expertise of start-ups together with interested industries at a single location.