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Some 1,650 automation technology providers from all over the world are expected as exhibitors in Nuremberg from 26-28 November 2019. The exhibition will showcase current products and solutions in industrial automation as well as trend-setting technologies of the future.
SPS IPC Drives is now SPS
As of 2019, SPS IPC Drives has a new name: SPS – Smart Production Solutions. While the title of this exhibition may have changed since its inception thirty years ago, the proven concept and areas of focus will stay the same. In this way, event organiser Mesago Messe Frankfurt is taking the digital transformation of the industry into consideration while continuing to promise relevance, expertise, and exchange on equal terms.
British visitors once again strongly represented
Exhibition visitors will benefit from the wide range of products and services offered by national and international automation and digitalisation providers, and within one day will still be able to gain a complete overview of the market. This explains why 71 percent of visitors at the trade show visit for just one day. 7 percent of visitors conduct their technology research over the full three days of the event. At last year's event, 501 of the 65,700 total visitors came from the UK.
A focus on digital transformation
Digitisation is having a major impact on the automation industry. Exhibitors will therefore present not only their solutions, but also various products and example applications for digital transformation at the event. IT providers are also increasingly represented at SPS. The appeal is the strong emphasis on presenting IT topics in cooperation with automation companies. Topics such as Big Data, Cloud technology, 5G and artificial intelligence are often presented jointly with automation providers based on practical examples and demos. In addition, topic-related showcases and presentations at the exhibition forums help to illustrate digital transformation in the manufacturing industry.
This year, guided tours will once again offer visitors the opportunity to visit innovative exhibitors for a concise overview of specific topics, including machine learning and AI, product and machine simulation, industrial security in production, Cloud ecosystems and predictive maintenance. The focus of the tours is on real use cases.
Joint stands and forums round out the exhibition programme
Attendees can also obtain extensive insights into specific topics and ask providers for advice on their requirements at the joint booths:
• “Automation meets IT” in Hall 6
• “AMA Centre for Sensors and Measurement” in Hall 4A
In addition, the forums to be held by the German industry associations VDMA (Hall 5) and ZVEI (Hall 6), as well as the exhibition forums (Halls 3 and 10.1), will offer high-quality, topic-specific presentations and podium discussions. There, attendees can learn more about the latest industry subjects and share their thoughts with the experts on hand.
Planning the perfect visit
For more information about the event, tickets, special travel deals, and tips on getting ready for the event, check out sps-exhibition.com
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