The biggest embedded world exhibition and conference ever, closed with new records. With 939 exhibitors and more than 30,000 trade visitors, the 2016 edition of the event, in Nuremberg, Germany, was again the place to be for the international embedded community - effectively influencing all current industry segments, including the audio industry.
This year’s embedded world Exhibition and Conference broke new records after three action-packed and exciting days of trade fair and congress: 30,063 trade visitors (+17%), around a third of whom were from outside Germany, and 939 exhibiting companies (+4%) from 38 countries. It is the No. 1 international gathering place for all aspects of embedded system technologies.
Equally successful, and featuring even more participants, were the embedded world and electronic displays Conferences: 1,666 embedded and display experts from all over the world came to the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg to enjoy professional knowledge-sharing of the highest professional calibre.
“The 14th embedded world fair impressed yet again with greater display area and higher numbers of exhibitors and visitors. There was also an increase in the international contingent. The amount of potential here is extraordinary. The 939 exhibitors from 38 countries represent the highest participation rate to date, and we envisage scope to grow even more in this innovative and forward-looking sector. We are particularly pleased about the exceptional commitment on the part of visitors to the event. The 30,063 trade visitors from all over the globe confirm the significance of the fair and its congresses for the embedded community,” says a delighted Richard Krowoza from the NürnbergMesse Management Team.
The mood in the halls was extremely good, as the exhibitor poll confirmed. 93% of exhibiting companies rated the event as a success. Based on the atmosphere in the exhibition halls and the results at their stands, almost as many companies said that they would be exhibiting again in 2017, while 94% were able to forge new business contacts and nine out of ten companies expect follow-on business from the event. In addition, 97% confirmed that they were able to reach their target groups.
The visitor poll conducted by an independent institute also highlighted the mood in the halls. Almost without exception, trade visitors were satisfied with the content of the event and range of products on display. Nine out of ten of the 30,063 trade visitors are involved in the procurement decisions at their companies. This is further evidence of the great importance of the fair for the embedded community. This is also demonstrated by the fact that around 94% of respondents would recommend embedded world to their business contacts and colleagues, while 96% stated before the fair was even over that they would visit embedded world again in 2017.
In 2016, the theme of the embedded world Conference was once again “We are the Internet of Things” (IoT), but the event also focused on the equally important issue of safety and security. The development of the Internet of Things calls for expertise in core disciplines of the embedded environment like hardware and software development, system engineering or management.
Renowned experts from various companies presented protection solutions, discussed secure transmission channels and showed how security can be systematically planned and installed at different levels. All three days of the Conference provided answers to the most pressing questions relating to the “Internet of Things”, the second thematic focus of the event. The topics explored ranged from open source through the suitability of different communication protocols to best practice examples of specific IoT nodes and applications. However, plenty of attention was also devoted to “traditional” subjects like systems, software and hardware engineering.
The next embedded world Exhibition and Conference will take place from 14 to 16 March 2017 at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg.