In 2020, there is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year has impacted the electronics industry but, looking at it from a different perspective, it has also meant new opportunities for development! As the first major professional electronics exhibition to be held in China since the pandemic—and as the lighthouse event for the electronics industry—electronica China 2020 has made a significant contribution to economic recovery by meeting the needs of exhibitors and visitors and bringing renewed confidence to the industry.
Together with productronica China, electronica China 2020 hosted to a total of 1,373 exhibitors including Fujitsu, STMicroelectronics, Renesas, Bosch, Murata, HRS, Phoenix Contact, Wago and Harting covering an exhibition space of 90,000 square meters. A total of 81,126 visitors took part in the exhibitions. The combination of the electronica China, productronica China, Laser World of PHOTONICS China and VisionChina (Shang-Hai) provided a complete insight into the entire electronics industry chain and offered the ideal platform for the release of new products and solutions.
In 2020, under the theme of “Innovation, Integration and Intelligent Future”, electronica China focused on eight key industry terms: smart factory, smart mobility, smart living, 5G, IoT, AI, China Power, and Start-ups. The exhibition provides a comprehensive, one-stop platform on which to demonstrate a huge range of exclusive cutting-edge technologies and industry solutions. It also inspires industry innovation and accelerates the devel-opment and upgrade of the entire electronics industry chain. Mr. Falk Senger, Managing Director of Messe München, is very satisfied with the contribution of electronica China 2020 to the entire industry: “We are very pleased to provide exhibitors and partners with a new exhibition agenda. China is and will continue to be an important base for the development of global advanced technology. Messe München hopes to continue its services to global enterprises that are planning to enter the Chinese market.”
In 2021, electronica China and productronica China will be upgraded again and separated to be held in different time. The next electronica China will be held on April 14–16, 2021 in Shanghai. A new spin-off brand of the exhibition, the China International Exhibition and Congress for Automotive Electroics, Systems and Solutions (eAC), will be held at the same time. The eAC exhibition will cover automotive electronics, systems and solutions such as new energy vehicles, intelligent networking, unmanned driving and smart mobility.