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(12 November 2024 - 15 November 2024 )
Location: Germany , Munich
Organizer: Messe Munich

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Update on electronica

There are new updates from Messe Munich GmbH about electronica 2024. The trade show will take place as a live event in November 2024. The new dates are 12.11.2024 to 15.11.2024. Due to the removal of the country's pandemic-related restrictions, the venue will not include Covid-19 safety precautions such as the 3G entry policy. Participants will also not be required to adhere to any travel limitations such as presenting negative PCR tests or quarantining.

The letter of introduction for electronica

Electronica is an international trade fair that attracts a diverse range of industries. It is the leading event for the global electronics industry and its related sectors. The event occurs once every two years for four days at Messe Munich, most often in November. The trade fair serves as a comprehensive studying tool for the industry. This is due to the event allowing participants to examine all industry aspects. This includes competitors, market segments, innovations and challenges. The trade fair furthermore serves as the presentation stage for new talents. It additionally allows attendees to gain new insights, recognition and business contacts. The event receives many market leaders and often exceeds 70,000 participants. The over 100 attending countries represent six continents.

The business audience of electronica

Due to the versatility of electronics, electronica receives representatives from many industries. This includes sectors like:

  • Electronics

  • Automotive

  • Lighting

  • Medical

  • E-mobility

  • Telecommunications

  • Energy

  • Construction

  • Consulting

  • Manufacturing

  • Aerospace

  • Media

  • Education

  • Banking

  • Insurance

  • Logistics

  • HR

  • IT

Electronica receives many notable companies as exhibitors or visitors. For instance, the event has featured enterprises like:

  • KIOXIA Europe

  • Keysight Technologies

  • Degson

  • WAGO

  • congatec

  • Pico Technology

  • Arrow

  • Avnet

  • Bosch

  • Harting

  • Infineon

  • NXP Semiconductor

  • Phoenix Contact

  • Rohde und Schwarz

  • Samsung

  • Schweizer Electronic

  • STMicroelectronics

  • TDK Electronics

  • Würth


The trade fair, furthermore, receives partners or sponsors:


  • OpenSystems Media

  • Vogel Communications Group

  • Electronic Specifier

  • Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies

  • SchuhEder Consulting GmbH

  • Mektec Europe GmbH

What to know about the sub-events?

Attending electronica allows participants to complete a few critical goals. Among them are cultivating existing business networks and creating new ones. The trade fair furthermore enables the monitoring of competition and preparing for investments. Attendees can also present or search for new developments and gain recognition. Expanding business networks and sharing experiences are also achievable goals.

Electronica's comprehensive event schedule aids in completing these goals. This includes a detailed exhibition, forums, conferences and special shows. Many sub-events emphasise knowledge transfer and gaining insight. For instance, the various Forums focus on current developments, trends, challenges, and innovations. The exhibition also encourages such conduct besides gaining recognition and overviewing the industries. The special shows also promote these aims and allow start-ups to network.

Electronica incorporates a diverse range of forums. Each focuses on a specific group of topics, reflected in the name of the sub-event. The forums include:

  • Cyber Security

  • Embedded

  • IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things)

  • Obsolescence

  • Power Electronics

  • Printed Electronics

The Cyber Security Forum places focus on cybersecurity topics. In particular, it discusses subjects related to embedded systems, medicine, IoT and automotive. It comprises four sessions, each emphasising a specific topic. For instance, the automotive session discusses current ADAS and autonomous driving challenges. This includes the best semiconductor integration solutions to use for improving mobility safety. It also incorporates automotive sensor considerations and medical device software security issues. It also discusses the effects of global changes on medical device security. The embedded session debates securing IoT edge devices and instating threat modelling. Furthermore, the session incorporates protecting embedded systems by using design-in security measures. The IoT session focuses on subjects related to IoT system complexity.

The Embedded Forum displays technical papers. These discuss industrial/market trends, new products, strategies, applications, and other subjects. Like Cyber Security, the sub-event incorporates several sessions. Each one focuses on a distinct series of topics. These can range from Tools & Software to IoT, Connectivity and Security. For instance, the 2020 edition featured four sessions. Each comprised a keynote and five technical presentations. Each presentation lasts 20 minutes, while the keynote takes place for 40. The first session focused on tools & software. Microcontrollers were the focus of the second. The third focused on IoT, connectivity, and security. The fourth detailed low power design, such as new products, solutions and applications.

The Industrial Internet of Things Forum comprises over 20 in-depth technical presentations. These discuss the best practices for securing IoT devices. For IoT developers, engineering managers, and executives, it is an essential topic. This is due to the risks security vulnerabilities can cause. These include harming global brands, inflicting physical damage, and endangering lives. The topics can include how to improve IoT security using practices like verification.

The Power Electronics Forum is like the Industrial Internet of Things. Among the similarities is the sub-event comprising four sessions. Each session includes a 40-minute keynote and five technical presentations of 20 minutes each. Likewise, the Forum details industrial trends, innovations, applications and strategies. Yet, the Power Electronics Forum focuses on a distinct set of topics. These include Power Management, Power Suppliers, Energy Storage, and Power Semiconductors & Components.

The Printed Electronics Forum is a must-attend for a diverse range of participants. This includes:

  • End-users

  • Equipment manufacturers

  • Product/material developers

The sub-event focuses on all printed electronics aspects. Among them are the latest automotive industry applications of printed electronics. This includes electric vehicle battery management solutions. The Forum features a free web seminar that focuses on the latest topics.

The Obsolescence Forum is among the recently created sub-events. It is a forum that focuses on obsolescence risks and how companies can reduce them. Obsolescence can cause severe financial and production difficulties. This is due to electronic components being available for 1 to 2 years post-production. This is due to the next better generation of products replacing them. Such rapid developments can be problematic for many manufacturers. The affected include automotive, aerospace, military, railway, medicine, and power station ones. They need to have spare parts for their products for up to two decades. This can be challenging, as the rapid developments can leave their products uncompetitive. Such a problem is due to the latest generation, causing clients to buy wares that use them. Also, environmental requirements, company acquisitions and unforeseen events can further cause harm. For instance, they can disrupt international supply chains. As a result, manufacturers can sustain severe financial losses. The Forum addresses the issues by discussing the latest challenges and best practices. This includes, for example, topics like:

  • Database-driven obsolescence management

  • Portfolio clearance

  • Proactive campaigns

  • Long-term electronic component storage

  • SCIP

Electronica includes several sub-events in a conference or roundtable format. Each discusses a specified topic set and allows attendants to expand their knowledge. The Embedded Platforms Conference, for instance, details embedded system challenges and potential solutions. It also debates subjects like intelligent edge, machine learning and AI. The Conference consists of around 20 presentations, each comprising 30 minutes. The presentations are divided in two trains, each with its set of tracks. Completing the schedule is a closing discussion and a keynote address. The Embedded Platforms Conference is a must-attend for a range of participants. Among them are:

  • Hardware/software developers

  • System designers

  • Product managers

  • Device/plant manufacturers

  • Heads of development

  • Component, tools, software and solution suppliers

The Automotive Conference focuses on automotive industry subjects like automotive IT. Like the previous Conference, this sub-event comprises a one-day programme. It includes technical presentations, a keynote and a closing discussion. Yet, the Automotive Conference takes place as a schedule of 35 presentations. These are distributed in three trains within parallel tracks. The sub-event is a must-attend for automotive industry executives and experts.

The Wireless Congress serves as a meeting platform for wireless professionals. This includes:

  • Product designers

  • QM/compliance managers

  • Wireless system and component suppliers

  • Professional users

  • System integrators and developers

  • Product managers

  • Radio application software developers

  • Radio system and terminal radio interface devices developers

This is due to the Congress detailing the latest development and practical solutions. These are distributed into four topics:

  • Technologies

  • Standards

  • Applications

  • Systems

These can include Wi-Fi 6/6E/7, DECT-2020, and resilient networks. They also incorporate wireless sensing, software-defined networking, information-centric networking and 5G/5xG/6G.

The CEO Roundtable tends to be among the highlights of electronica. It is the meeting location for CEOs from leading companies like STMicroelectronics. They discuss topics like how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the industry.

Electronica often incorporates Special Shows. These are sub-events that focus on aspects such as the latest talents. They usually allow start-ups to gain recognition and network. One such Special Show is the Fast Forward Competition. It is a specialised sub-event that acts as a start-up platform and contest. It allows attendees to present their products and services before a relevant audience. Start-ups need to submit documents such as a business plan and a company profile to take part. The jury examines the submissions and shortlists participants for public voting. The winners can earn a global marketing campaign from the leading company Elektor. They can, furthermore, receive international exposure at the next edition of electronica. The prizes are:

  • First Prize - €75,000 Elektor marketing budget & a starter booth at the next rendition

  • Second Prize - €50,000 Elektor marketing budget

  • Third Prize - €25,000 Elektor marketing budget

Among the start-ups that can take part are ones that provide novel technologies, such as:

  • Wireless charging

  • Edge computing

  • MEMS mirror and laser scanning solutions

  • Actuator technologies

  • Electric vehicles

  • Real-time control and monitoring

  • Energy harvesting

Completing the support programme is a detailed exhibition. It allows attendees to achieve a few critical goals, including securing investments. The exposition includes the following sections:

  • Power supplies

  • Electronic manufacturing services (EMS)

  • Embedded systems

  • Sensor technology

  • Test and measurement

  • Electronic design (ED/EDA)

  • Displays

  • Semiconductors

  • Micro- and nanosystems

  • Passive components

  • Wireless

  • Services

  • Automotive

  • PCBs and other circuit carriers

  • System components/Assemblies and subsystems

  • System periphery and electromechanics 

Specialists that should consider attending the fair include:

  • Hardware/software development experts

  • Purchasing/procurement professionals

  • Sales/marketing experts

  • Advertising/PR professionals

  • Administration/IT/Logistics experts

  • Construction/Consulting professionals

  • Design experts

  • R&D professionals

  • Manufacturing/Production, including Quality Control and Testing, experts

  • C-Suite Executives

Travel 2 Fairs Ltd and Munich Accommodation

Several details can determine the outcome of your business trip to electronica. Among them are aspects such as booking suitable hotel accommodation and organising logistics. Your hotel accommodation ideally should be as close to Messe Munich as possible. It should also be within your price range, yet not compromise quality. Often, organising such details can be stressful and time-consuming. This leaves limited time for other tasks, like networking with potential partners. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd can aid you in reducing the time you need, thus allowing you to focus on other business matters. Our company can assist by selecting hotel accommodation based on your specifications. For the task, you can provide us with all details. Our registration process will not take more than a day. Once we have all your details, you can leave the task to us. This applies both to compact parties and groups of twenty or more people. We can also help with logistics by providing high-quality airport transfers and rent-a-car.

What not to overlook when visiting electronica and Munich

The biannual electronica takes place for four days. Its organiser and venue of choice is Messe München GmbH or Messe Munich. The visiting hours vary for each participant group and event day set. For instance, visitors can take part between 9 am and 6 pm during the first three event days. Exhibitors can participate between 8 am and 7 pm. Journalists can visit between 8:45 am and 6 pm. During the last event day, visitors can partake between 9 am and 5 pm. Exhibitors can partake from 8 am and remain until they finish stand dismantling. Journalists can take part between 8:45 am and 5 pm.

Messe Munich is a venue in Munich with a strategic location. It can be reached by railway, bus, metro, or taxi. The airport and the central station are examples of available sites. For example, a taxi commute from the airport will require 35 minutes, while travelling by metro and bus will need 55 minutes. Similarly, by metro or by taxi, visitors will need 25 minutes to reach the site from the central railway station. By car or public transportation, attendees will require 40 minutes to access the venue from Dachau. Munich is a large metropolis with diverse accommodation and dining options. These include 5-star hotels in proximity to the city centre. In places like Maxvorstadt, the city also has guest houses and apartments.

Electronica audience and statistic details

Electronica often exceeds over 70,000 participants. For instance, the 2018 edition received 3,124 exhibitors, 81,471 visitors and 512 journalists. The edition received 53 exhibitor countries, 101 visitor nations and 30 journalist countries. Among the leading nations are:

  • Austria

  • Israel

  • Slovenia

  • China

  • The Netherlands

  • Spain

  • France

  • Poland

  • Sweden

  • the UK

  • Russia

  • The Czech Republic

  • Italy

  • Switzerland

  • The USA

Many of the trade fair’s statistics confirm its importance for the attending industries. For instance, 77% of all visitors are decision-makers in some capacity. 99% of exhibitors and 91% of visitors rate electronica as excellent. 94% of the exhibiting companies and 90% of the visiting groups consider the trade fair of prime importance. Electronica furthermore has global appeal among 975 of the exhibitors and 89% of the visitors. Also, the fair has a participation rate of market leaders that reaches up to 95%. According to 85% of the exhibitors, the visitor quality is high. Likewise, 86% of the visitors consider the scope and quality of the support programme to be great. Also, 51% of the visitors have a managerial role.

What took place during electronica’s previous editions?


Electronica 2018 marked a new participation record for the event. The trade fair, held between 13.10.2018 and 16.10.2018 at Messe Munich, featured 81,471 visitors and 3,124 exhibitors. This exceeded the participation rates of the previous editions. Among the focal topics of the rendition were blockchain, AI, and medical electronics.


Electronica 2022 reconfirmed the event's leading position in the electronics industry. The live event held between 15.11.2022 and 18.11.2022 featured around 70,000 visitors from approximately 100 nations and 2,144 exhibitors from 48 countries. 64% of the exhibiting companies and 54% of the attendees represented a foreign nation.




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