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SMTconnect 2020 goes digital presents expert program

30 Jul 2020

The digital version of the SMTconnect took place this year from 28 – 29 July 2020. Over 1,200 participants from the field of electronics production took advantage of the opportunity to participate in the varied program and enjoy expert dialogue.

With an offering for the international community, which included several high-quality presentations on the current situation of the industry, attendees were also able to benefit from fruitful group discussion with SCOOP founder Philip Stoten. Several representatives from renowned companies, such as the Zollner Elektronik AG, the KATEK Group and the Celonis SE, joined the exchange and shared their own views on how far COVID-19 is set to accelerate digital transformation within the EMS sector.

Relevant topics such as sustainable manufacturing and the circular economy formed a further highlight in the program. The “What’s New In Electronics” discussion, led by Kim Sauer, also brought experts from the field of electronics manufacturing together where they talked about the implementation of 5G and its importance for different key industries. The annual expert exchange would not have been complete without a look to the future and participants had the opportunity to discuss advanced and emerging trends in the sector, as well as how electronics manufacturing is continuing to drive the fourth industrial revolution.

"For me, the lectures were very well conceived both in their relevance to the electronics manufacturing industry and in their diversity. I would like to thank all those involved for the opportunity of participating in the digital trade fair”, commented Denny Bartels, Manager Planning Process, Tonfunk GmbH.

Video recordings will be available in mid-August

The recordings of the lectures and discussions will be provided free of charge in mid-August on

The next SMTconnect will take place as usual from 4 – 6 May 2021 in Nuremberg.

SMTconnect 2020 überzeugt im digitalen Format
SMTconnect digital days 2020: Petra Haarburger (President Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH) and René Travnicek (Host)

About Mesago Messe Frankfurt
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 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. (

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,600 employees* at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €733 million*. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).
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*preliminary figures 2019