SMTconnect goes digital
04. – 06.05.2021 Nuremberg Tickets & registration

SMTconnect goes digital – This was the first digital SMTconnect

For the first time since its establishment, the SMTconnect took place digitally from 28 – 29 July 2020. The event prioritized the exchange of knowledge as well as the creation of professional contacts in the online edition.

The SMTconnect goes digital in detail

The SMTconnect goes digital offered valuable lectures and group discussions to all interested persons. Therefore, they got informed about the latest products, services and developments in the electronics manufacturing industry.

More than 1,200 participants took advantage of the high-quality presentations as well as the comprehensive networking opportunities at the digital SMTconnect.

Facts and figures of the first digital edition

  • 53 participating companies, partners and institutions
  • 1.264 participants
  • 28 lectures
  • 33 speakers
  • 56 participant countries (including Germany)
  • 30% international participants
Petra Haarburger, CEO of Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, and host René Travnicek
Petra Haarburger, CEO of Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, and host René Travnicek
Denny Bartels Manager Planning Process, Tonfunk GmbH



"For me, the lectures were very well conceived both in their relevance to the electronics manufacturing industry and in their diversity.”





Recordings of the digital SMTconnect

View the recordings and presentation documents of the digital SMTconnect here free of charge. Please note that due to legal reasons some of the lectures may not be published and therefore no video recording is available.

Philip Stoten, SCOOP
Markus Aschenbrenner, Zollner Elektronik AG
Rainer Koppitz, KATEK Group
Dr. Marcell Vollmer, Celonis SE

Can digitalization solve all problems? What is the right strategy to prepare companies for future crises? SCOOP founder Philip Stoten explores these questions in his moderated group discussion. Markus Aschenbrenner from Zollner Elektronik AG, Rainer Koppitz from KATEK Group and Dr. Marcell Vollmer from Celonis SE participate in the discussion. Together they share their personal opinion of the extent within the accelerated digital transformation of the EMS industry by COVID-19.

Kim Sauer, What’s New In Electronics

Sustainable manufacturing and the 'Circular Economy'
How to achieve a more sustainable production in electronics manufacturing? Is modular design the answer? Using the terms "circular economy" and "sustainable manufacturing", Kim Sauer from What’s New In Electronics discusses with David Greenman, Director at HumiSeal Europe Ltd, and Michael Ford, Sr. Director Emerging Industry Strategy at Aegis Software Corporation, whether the use of a regenerative system, coupled with longer product life cycles, will lift the electronics manufacturing industry into a safer, cleaner and more sustainable future.

The 5G Revolution
What kind of new opportunities does 5G open up for the electronics manufacturing industry? In this discussion round, Kim Sauer is joined by Erwin Beck, Senior Vice President Product Management & Marketing at ASYS Group, and Steve Playdon, Regional Business Manager at Microcare Europe. Together, they answer the question what kind of advantages the new technology standard for cellular networks offers in the age of Industry 4.0. Moreover, they will also address possible risks and obstacles that are standing in the way of implementing the new technology.

What's New in Electronics?
Did convenience become a necessity? The next discussion round by Kim Sauer features Eric Miller, Vice President at Kyzen Corporation, Michael Ford and Joe Booth, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Altus Group Ltd. Together, they take a look at the current situation within electronics manufacturing and how the industry is affected by trends such as risk management, digitalization, automation, or predictive maintenance.

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