LOPEC 2021 to take place as online event
LOPEC 2021 will take place online due to the expected continuing worldwide travel restrictions. The central element will be the LOPEC Conference supplemented by a virtual marketplace for exhibitors. With LOPEC Online, Messe München and its partner OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), are able to ensure an international industry meeting in March 2021.
The event period for the online edition of LOPEC remains unchanged: From 23 to 25 March 2021, the printed electronics industry is now going to have a virtual get-together. Falk Senger, managing director of Messe München, explains why the decision was taken in favour of the online format: “LOPEC is an extremely international event with a high proportion of non-European conference speakers, exhibitors and visitors. As we are expecting considerable worldwide travel restrictions to still be in effect in March, we have now decided early on to hold LOPEC 2021 online.” LOPEC Online will offer a concept that enables the entire industry to obtain information, to exchange views and to network in one single place, even during this difficult phase. Senger is convinced: “This way, even in its virtual format, LOPEC will be the central platform with a global reach for the entire industry. We are looking forward to now begin the detailed planning of the offerings.”
Klaus Hecker, managing director of OE-A, supports the online format and emphasises the importance of LOPEC as a driving force in printed electronics: “Despite all the challenges, we clearly see that the printed electronics industry is resilient and creative. In the medical and healthcare industry, in particular, we see numerous Corona-related new applications made possible by this innovative technology. This makes it all the more important for us to offer LOPEC 2021 Online as the central, international meeting point for the industry, even under the current conditions.”
The central element of LOPEC Online will be the LOPEC Conference. In addition, there is going to be a virtual marketplace that accompanies and complements the Conference programme to ensure the exchange of information within the industry.
Wolfgang Mildner, general chair of LOPEC, provides first insights into the virtual Conference programme: “With LOPEC Online we can guarantee the participation of speakers from all over the world. We have already received commitments from renowned companies like TCL from China or Google from the USA, who will talk about their experiences and applications with printed flexible electronics.”
The presentations of the digital LOPEC Conference will be made available to all participants via live streaming service, no matter where they are.
Caption: Wolfgang Mildner at the LOPEC Conference (photo: Messe München)