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PCIM Europe 2019 achieves new visitor record

13th May 2019
Alex Lynn

The international exhibition and conference for power electronics and its applications once again closes with an excellent result in its 41st year. From 7th to 9th May 2019, 515 exhibitors, 54% from abroad, presented the latest trends, developments and product innovations for all applications of power electronics on an exhibition area of 25,000 square meters. 

Toshimitsu Suzuki, President at ROHM Semiconductor Europe, said: “PCIM Europe 2019 was not only a successful fair, it even exceeded our expectations. We have already seen an increasing interest in our power devices in the past years, but this time the amount of visitors and the number of meetings were much higher than our forecast.

“What a great show with new product announcements, motivated staff and many interested customers, existing and potential. I’m already looking forward to the PCIM 2020.” 

Philippe Roussel, VP Global Strategic Marketing Power Electronics at Mersen, added: “PCIM provides an excellent opportunity to meet with new companies and business partners. It is an excellent event to present our latest research and development in the field of Power Electronics and to retain an overview and contact in this industry.” 

More than 12,000 trade visitors, on the other hand, reportedly praised the high level of specialisation and the international vibe of the event. 

With regard to the application-oriented conference, 804 international delegates appreciated the top-notch program comprising 300 initial publications on current research and development topics, where up to five lectures took place in parallel. One of this year’s most popular innovations was the opportunity to ask the speakers topical questions in real-time with a web-based tool. This enabled smooth and anonymous communication, well appreciated by participants. 

Roland Unruh from the Institute of Power Electronics and Electrical Devices at Paderborn University, said: “An excellent conference on a professional as well as on a personal level. My very own highlight was the opportunity to have an intensive one-to-one conversation with the keynote speaker Ki-Bum Park. You don’t get chances like this very often.” 

Key figures of the PCIM Europe 2019: 

  • Exhibition area: 25,000 sqm
  • Exhibitors: 515 exhibitors and co-exhibitors
  • Visitors: 12,182
  • Conference attendees: 804

An extensive show report with detailed statistics on the PCIM Europe 2019 will be available by the end of June at the latest. The PCIM Europe 2020 will take place from 5th to 7th May 2020 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center.

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