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The SMTconnect to be discontinued as from 2025

25 Jun 2024

Stuttgart, Germany, 25 June 2024. The organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt has decided to discontinue the SMTconnect. The event will no longer take place as from next year.

Petra Haarburger, President at Mesago Messe Frankfurt, explains the reasons: "The SMTconnect has meant a great deal to us and has been regarded as a successful international trade fair for all areas of electronics manufacturing. We look back with pride at the last 35 years of the event’s history. The SMTconnect has been instrumental in bringing together experts in the field of microelectronics and driving its progress. Nevertheless, as organizers of technology trade fairs, we have to admit that we have not been able to meet the changing needs of the trade community in recent years. We remain closely connected to the industry and, the PCIM Expo & Conference in the field of power electronics, offers at least part of the community an alternative platform for exchange. Finally, we would like to thank our exhibitors, visitors and partners for their loyalty over the years."

A look back on a long history

The German trade fair for all areas of electronics manufacturing opened its doors for the first time in 1987. Over the decades, it has created a platform for bringing together relevant decision-makers and industry experts from the sector, promoting a targeted exchange of knowledge and experience and supporting the development of innovative technology for the entire electronics manufacturing process.

Background information on Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Mesago, founded in 1982 and located in Stuttgart, specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. The company belongs to the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally and is not tied to a specific venue. With around 160 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, conference delegates and speakers from all over the world. Numerous trade associations, publishing houses, scientific institutes and universities work with Mesago closely as advisers, co-organizers and partners. (

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