SPS Automation to be held in Shanghai in 2015
As the latest member under the umbrella of the worldwide SPS IPC Drives series, Messe Frankfurt has confirmed the launch of SPS Automation Shanghai in 2015. This has been organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt, Mesago Messe Frankfurt and Shanghai Pudong International Exhibition and will be held 24-26th June 2014, at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Center.
SPS Automation Shanghai aims to gather those working within smart grid systems, public transportation networks, machinery development and energy and electricity management. It will be held alongside with PCIM Asia, which specialises in power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management.
The show will feature drive systems and components, electromechanical components and peripheral equipment, sensor technology and control technology. IPCs, interface technology, human-machine-interface devices, assembly equipment and industrial communication will also be featured.
One of the key elements for infrastructure development in China is automation technology, with the biggest short-term demand coming from railway construction. An investment of over $200bn is expected to be made by the country for the development of its national railway and urban transportation systems.The goal is to create a safe and intelligent national transportation network which utilises automation technology in its industrial systems, computer communication devices, field bus servers as well as large-scale SCADA systems.
Another key development focus in China is sensor technology. In 2012, its top four application sectors were industrial, automotive, telecommunications and consumer electronic products. By 2020, It is expected that the industrial scale will amount to more than $9.7bn, over 70% of which are manufactured domestically.
China also has ambitious plans for developing smart grid systems across the country’s various municipalities. Between 2014 and 2020, $643bn is expected to be invested in the development of smart grids that fully automate the management of electricity, traffic systems, centralised heating, water and waste facilities. Those expected to find a wealth of opportunities in this emerging market include suppliers of system-to-system and machine-to-machine focused automation solutions.
Ms Petra Haarburger, President, Mesago Messe Frankfurt expressed: “This is an exciting time for automation technology in China. After careful consultation process with various industry associations as well as influential brands, we decided to launch the Shanghai edition. This decision was made more apparent due to our continuous success with SIAF - SPS Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou.”
Mr Louis Leung, Deputy General Manager, Messe Frankfurt, commented: “Operating in line with its mother show, SPS IPC Drives Nuremberg, Germany, the Shanghai show will concentrate on meeting the ever-growing demands of East China’s infrastructure- and heavy industry-related sectors. Sensor technology will be a particular highlight of the inaugural show, as the technology holds the key to designing state-of-the-art automated systems. In total, over 70 exhibitors are expected at the 2015 show.”
Mr Leung added, “Power devices and industrial automation are interrelated in many areas. Potential exhibitors of both fairs have indicated positive interest in the concurrent arrangement.”