LOPE-C on the rise
According to the closing report of organiser Messe München the 5th LOPE-C, which was staged from 11 – 13 June 2013 in Munich, was visited by 1 800 participants from about 40 countries. This means an increase of just over 20% compared to last year.
These visitors were able to get informed about the latest products and innovations of 110 exhibiting companies from 19 countries (as compared to 99 exhibitors from 17 countries in 2012). Besides Germany, the top exhibitor countries were (in alphabetical order): France, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Switzerland and USA. New at this year's event was a Japanese joint pavilion as well as first-time exhibitors from Brazil, Denmark and Greece.
Accordingly Wolfgang Mildner, general chair of LOPE-C and managing director of PolyIC, draws a positive conclusion: "Industry, research and the user side all meet at LOPE-C. Only in a common dialog can we swiftly advance this new electronics, which is intended to focus primarily on the requirements of the industry. The exhibition has fully met these high expectations, with specific applications and manufacturing processes on display, and numerous business relations established."
The next LOPE-C will be held in Munich from 26 to 28May 2014.