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SPS - smart production solutions

(14 November 2023 - 16 November 2023 )
Location: Germany , Nurnberg
Organizer: Messe Frankfurt GmbH

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SPS 2023 will take place between 14.11.2023 – 16.11.2023 as a face-to-face exhibition. The event will take place in Messe Nuremberg. The venue will not feature strict Covid-19 safety measures. This is due to the improving pandemic situation, which warranted the removal of the domestic and travel restrictions.

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The SPS is the leading trade fair for the automation industry and its related sectors. It is an event that covers the whole spectrum of 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. Companies from the construction sector also frequent it. 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 influential 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.

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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 ones. 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 discussions allow attendees to improve their skills.

The latest format of the event will focus on numerous 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 are able to show their products and services to a wide audience of specialists. They can also learn about various 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 plant 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 accommodations 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 tram. 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 because of 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 are the city centre and the central station. 

Audience and Statistics

SPS attracts a large group of attendees. For example, 1,585 exhibitors and 63,708 visitors attended the 2019 edition of the event. 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

Past Editions

SPS 2022

SPS 2022 took place as a hybrid event between the dates of 08.11.2022 and 10.11.2022 in Messe Nuremberg. It consisted of a live trade fair without Covid-19 safety measures and a complementary digital platform. The live aspect did not feature coronavirus safety precautions due to the lifting of the pandemic-related restrictions. The event received around 1,000 exhibitors and approximately 44,000 visitors on 112,000 m2 of exhibition space.  


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