Following the success of this year’s Electronex – The Electronics Design and Assembly Expo and Conference which was held from 5 to 6 September at Rosehill Gardens Sydney, the show organisers have announced that the 2019 Expo will be held in the new extension of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Sydney event was a success with around 1000 trade visitors and delegates attending the two day event. The organisers at the Australasian Exhibition and Events (AEE) expect that the move to the new venue will allow for more exhibition space following the sellout of the two previous Melbourne shows at Melbourne Park Function Centre.
Next year’s show will also feature more companies with advanced manufacturing solutions which are an integral part of the electronics manufacturing sector.” The Expo alternates annually between Sydney and Melbourne and at the last Melbourne event in 2016 more than 80 per cent of visitors indicated that they would prefer to see future events held at the MCEC.
Electronex was first held in 2010 and has grown to become the preeminent exhibition for electronics manufacturing and assembly in Australia. Reflecting the growth of high-tech niche manufacturing in Australia, at the recent Sydney Expo more than 45 per cent of the trade visitors said they had not previously attended Electronex. The event attracts a dedicated audience of engineers and senior decision makers and 80 per cent of the visitors also said they had not attended any other major manufacturing expos in the past 12 months.
Over 90 companies were represented on stands with many exhibitors featuring new products at the expo. Exhibitors reported that it was one of the most successful exhibitions they had attended with a quality audience of high level decision makers seeking new products and new innovations and solutions.for their business. 90 per cent of visitors indicated that they had met companies they were not previously aware of and 85 per cent discovered new products or services they were not aware of, reinforcing the important role of exhibitions and face to face contact in today’s digital world.
The SMCBA Surface Mount Conference was also held concurrently with the expo and was well attended with over 100 delegates participating in the two day technical workshops. Free seminars were also held on the expo floor on a range of hot topics to complement the conference workshops.
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