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SPS - smart production solutions

(23 November 2021 - 25 November 2021 )
Venue: Messe Nurnberg
Location: Germany , Nurnberg

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1 Jun 2021, Nuremberg

SPS 2021 edition will take place between 23.11.2021 and 25.11.2021 in hybrid format. A thorough COVID-19 prevention plan will be implemented. The face-to-face part of the event will take place at Nurnberg Messe. SPS will have the guidelines for the prevention plan updated on its official website. 

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The SPS is the leading trade fair for automation industry and its related sectors. It is an event that covers the whole spectrum of the digital and smart automation. This ranges from intelligent solutions to simple sensors. The fair serves as the industry’s source of inspiration, solutions, and knowledge. Nurnberg Messe in Nuremberg is the hosting location of the SPS. It is among the city’s leading events and an important event for locations such as Fürth and Erlangen.

Business Profile of the Event

The SPS attracts attendees from the automation industry and its related industries. For instance, the event is the highlight for the engineering services. It is also frequented by companies from the construction sector. Many specialists from the industrial IT and networks branch exhibit at the fair. Because of the available diversity, visitors can form many new connections. It can also allow attendees to find new suppliers or clients. Many of the visitors and exhibitors are important decision makers. This allows for the closing of successful deals at the fair itself. Among the notable companies which have attended the event include Aaronn Electronic GmbH.

What is New for SPS 2021?

The SPS 2021 will be a hybrid event. "SPS on air" is the name of the digital component, and it will focus on the latest automation trends. The digital platform will include panel discussions, presentations, interviews, and topic-specific workshops. It will also include online lectures on several topics. Main areas will include Digital Transformation / Industry 4.0, and Safety and Security. Topics will furthermore feature Use Cases for AI, and Industrial Communication. It will also feature information on New Logistic Methods and Robot Integration. Data-Driven and Intelligent Concepts for Control and Visualization will additionally be mentioned. Detailed descriptions about many innovations, solutions, and products will be available. “SPS on air” will moreover feature networking components.

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Smart Production Solutions can help specialists in the automation industry complete several goals. Such include networking through the establishment of new business relationships and strengthening old. It can also provide aid in expanding their business. SPS can help in expanding industry knowledge by learning about the latest innovations. Workshops and live discussion will allow attendees to improve their skills.

The latest format of the event will focus on several topics. Such include:

  • Bringing Automation to Life
  • Living automation
  • Electric drives / motion control
  • Mechanical infrastructure
  • Sensor technology
  • Control technology
  • Software and IT in manufacturing
  • Interface technology
  • Human-Machine-Interface devices
  • Industrial communication

Each topic will consist of 3 to 9 categories. Leading figures will provide information for each category. The digital platform will likewise help visitors in expanding their knowledge. This is due to the hybrid lecture program focusing on the subjects:

  • Digital transformation / Industries 4.0
  • Industrial communication
  • Safety and security
  • New logistic methods and robot integration
  • Intelligent and data-driven concepts for control and visualization
  • Use cases for AI

The fair will also feature a specialised joint stand - the “Automation meets IT”. At this stand companies will have the opportunity to form contacts. They moreover be able to show their products and services to a wide audience of specialists. They can also learn about several topics like asset management and predictive maintenance. Specialists from around 12 sectors related to automation should consider attending. These include the electric control and sensor technology sector and engineering services. Companies in the plant engineering and machine tools sectors should also visit. So should the plants process machinery sector and the automotive production branch. Energy, water supply and wastewater treatment should not overlook visiting. Neither should the assembly technologies sector. SPS can furthermore prove to be helpful for the construction and management industries.

Your Hotel Room in Nuremberg

Invest in your business trip with hotel accommodation selected for your specific need. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd works with you to send you hotels in Essen with an ideal location and price tag. You can select the hotel offers that work best for you and place you near Nurnberg Messe for a quicker commute. We have extensive experience in working with large groups, so feel free to query for parties of twenty people and more. The registration process can take up to a day, and you can leave all details to us. Also, Travel 2 Fairs Ltd can assist you with logistics. For example, a rent-a-car or airport transfer can be requested, whether it is private or shared.


Smart Production Solutions takes place at Nurnberg Messe for 3 days. Mesago Messe Frankfurt Gmbh organises the event every year. The fair’s visiting times are between 9 am and 6 pm for the first two days and between 9 am and 5 pm for the last. The venue is reachable via train, subway, and trams. Travelling times from different areas of the city are also brief. For instance, commuting time from the central station to the venue is 8 minutes. Likewise, when travelling from the airport, the commute would take 20 minutes. Nuremberg is easy to reach from other cities on the continent and in Germany. This is due to the extensive railway and motorway links connecting the city. For example, attendees can get to Nuremberg from Berlin in 3 hours and 10 minutes via bus. Nuremberg has over 300 hotels and restaurants distributed throughout the city. Among the areas to stay in when visiting Nuremberg is the city centre, and the central station. 

Audience and Statistics

SPS attracts a large group of attendees. For example, the 2019 edition of the event was attended by 1585 exhibitors and 63708 visitors. Specialists attending the edition represented around 31 countries. Besides Germany this includes China, Belarus, Canada, Denmark and Finland. It also included the UK, India, Japan, South Korea, France, Malta, and the Netherlands. Trade delegates present many of the industries related to automation. Among them are:

  • Electric control and sensor technology
  • Electric drive systems and components
  • Engineering, services
  • Plant engineering
  • Electrical measurement and controls
  • Process machinery, plants
  • Machine tools
  • Automotive production
  • Industrial IT and networks
  • Energy, water supply and wastewater treatment
  • Packaging machinery
  • Assembly technologies, handling
  • Construction
  • Management
  • Production



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