Signs of success in anniversary year
The outlook for SPS IPS Drives in Nuremberg on November 25–27, 2014, is extremely positive and reaffirms its position as Europe’s leading trade show. Over 1,600 exhibitors from Germany and abroad are expected to showcase their innovations, products and solutions from the field of electric automation.
For the first time, the newly built hall 3A will expand the exhibition’s events to 14 halls. The new hall will be dedicated to the topics of drive technology and sensors, thus creating a link between the existing halls 3 and 4A.
As the exhibition has continued to expand, the themes covered by the various halls have altered. Industrial software has now been integrated into Hall 6 alongside mechanical infrastructure. Industrial communication is now accommodated in Hall 2, where topics such as industrial Ethernet and field bus systems are located. Hall 11 is occupied by the Siemens stand, which has relocated there this year.
High-quality supporting events
The German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI) and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) will be offering expert presentations and podium discussions on key industry issues at the exhibition forums in halls 2 and 3.
At the “AMA Centers for Sensors and Measurement” and “wireless in automation” joint stands in halls 4A and 10, visitors can get an extensive range of information about specific aspects of the various topics. Personal consultations enable solutions to be found for individual automation tasks.
The conference is running concurrent to the exhibition and always offers a first-class program. Keynote speeches on the topics of “Big data” and “Unconventional drives with smart materials” are just two of this year’s conference highlights. Forty-eight presentations, two keynote speeches and the R&D talk, a podium discussion on the topic of “Opportunities and limitations of Industry 4.0”, focus on practical and brand-independent dialog between development and application.
Quick access with airline cooperations
We are continuing our successful cooperations with a number of airlines to offer visitors low-priced air fares when traveling to Nuremberg. Prospective visitors can make their own bookings via the event organizer’s web site.
The exhibition’s opening hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday. Visitors can register free of charge for a day ticket and all important information about SPS IPC Drives 2014 is available at: www.mesago.de/sps .
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