ell as these special focus areas, the events programme at Productronica is driven by knowledge transfer. Experts from all fields of electronics production will be presenting at the ZVEI sponsored Productronica Forum in Hall A1. More than 50 short, but detailed, papers will be presented on topics ranging from New Technologies for Green Manufacturing and The Future for EMS Companies, to Traceability in the Supply Chain and New Packaging Technologies using Chip Embedding Techniques. The full programme is listed in the visitors section of www.productronica.com
Hall B3 will be the venue for SOPRO, a special show highlighting how future production facilities will use the very latest technology. Self-Organising PROduction will make use of a new technology labelled e-grains. These tiny electronic cells permit production machines and systems to communicate with each other allowing a manufacturing plant an unprecedented degree of intelligence and flexibility which will ultimately mean a production facility that can think for itself!
Not open to the public is the new Munich Electronics Summit which is aimed at CEOs and Managing Directors of leading international organisations and large medium-sized enterprises from all parts of the World. During an exclusive discussion in an informal and private atmosphere, the business leaders will meet to talk about strategies, ideas, future trends and general political conditions within the electronics industry. A summary report detailing the findings of the summit will be made generally available.
The Munich Electronics Summit will take place on the first day of productronica, which will open its doors at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre from November 10 to 13, 2009.
The popular CEO Round Table returns to Productronica 2009. This is a public podium discussion with leading figures from the worldwide electronics industry and has long been a permanent fixture at both productronica and electronica. The subject is a very topical one – How innovation will be the driving force for surviving the present economic crisis and experts from many leading companies including Tyco, Siemens and Aston Martin Lagonda will be on the podium.
productronica 2009 will have plenty to offer everyone who has an interest in electronics production. Products and services to be showcased by more than 1000 exhibitors include products and services in the following sectors :
· Semiconductor and display manufacturing
· Photovoltaic manufacturing
· PCB and circuit-carrier manufacturing
· Component-mount technology
· Soldering technology
· Hybrid-component production
· Technologies in cable processing
· Coilware manufacturing
· Test and measurement, quality assurance
· Materials processing
· Product finishing
· Production logistics and material-flow technology
· Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS)
· Production subsystems
· Production materials, equipment, environmental technology
productronica will be held at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre from Tuesday November 10 to Friday 13, 2009.
Online Visitor Registration
Although it is many weeks before productronica 2009 opens its doors in November, the show has already begun online with an informative website ( www.productronica.com ), regular newsletter updates and now online registration for visitors.
Those planning to visit productronica can learn about show highlights, exhibitors and the range of conference and background events for the world's leading fair for electronics production by using the visitors section of the website. Also, by pre-registering and pre-paying, visitors can avoid the entry queues on arrival at the Trade Fair Centre and use their printed voucher to enjoy free travel on Munich’s public transport on the day, or days, of their visit. What is more, by answering a few questions when pre-registering, those who organise productronica will learn enough to supply visitors with advance information on their particular areas of interest. Such information can include relevant exhibitor locations and events that focus on the visitor’s particular information requirements.
Anyone in the UK and Ireland who has a need to speak to someone about the show should get in touch with Messe Muenchen’s UK representative - Roger Sherman at Pattern Ltd. He can be reached on 020 8940 4625 or at email@example.com