E&A 2021 is cancelled from September 28th-30th
FHI, as the organizing association, made the decision to not let Electronics & Applications 2021 take place this September.
Due to the ongoing corona measures and the uncertainty surrounding the duration of those measures, we believe that we can’t offer you all the opportunities for a good exhibition experience. In particular, the rules around 1.5 meters distancing causes too many restrictions on the exhibition floor.
In consultation with the Jaarbeurs, the exhibition organization is currently looking at the possibility to move Electronics & Applications to November 2021. We will provide you with more information about this shortly. If you have already registered, we will also inform you how you can keep your registration for a free visit.
Of course we are very disappointed that the fair will not take place in September 2021.
We thank you for your understanding and wish you all the best.
FHI, Federation of Technology Branches
deputy director fairs
Smart Industry within electronics production: opportunity or illusion?
On Wednesday, September 29, the ‘Smart Industry’ seminar will take place during Electronics & Applications 2021. This meeting – which will take place from 9.00 to 12.30 in the Croesefoyer in the Jaarbeurs – is about making efficiency improvements within electronics production. What role does Smart Industry play in this and what are the challenges in this area?
Spread over half a day, five experts will speak about the latest developments and trends in their field. Smart Industry occupies a prominent place there. In this seminar, the speakers will highlight the benefits of smarter, more efficient and more effective production. This can be achieved by linking production processes with ICT (machine to machine communication).
Seeking cooperation with multiple companies within the chain is a good way to be successful. But how do you ensure that your efforts pay off and that Smart Industry turns out to be an opportunity and not an illusion? In a seminar, the speakers look for answers. There are five sessions to attend.
In his presentation ‘The right choices at the right time’, Steven van Hout of VDL tbp electronics takes a closer look at the decision-making process. When is it wise to act? And how can maintenance costs be minimized?
The lecture by Jan Van Lieshout from Smans and Anton van Limpt from Bestronics is called ‘Smart Industry makes reshoring really work’ and is about the opportunities that exist to bring production back from low-wage countries. This is done on the basis of practical examples.
Twan Aldenzee of Mycronic explains in his seminar ‘Improve the First Pass Yield: Prevent pasta-related defects’ how to increase the First Pass Yield within SMT production. In this session, among other things, the foundation of the process and the importance of applying solder paste in the right way are discussed.
One of the newest methods for smarter production is the integration of a high speed fine pitch paste jetter in the SMD molding machine. Tom Van Tongelen of Smd-Tec discusses this theme in his lecture ‘Paste & Place: Process improvement and fast time to market through a combination of paste jetting & component placement’.
William Baars from C.N. Rood closes the program. In his English-language session ‘The Good, the Bad and the Dirty: Practical advice for data standardization across your test line’, he takes a closer look at the impact of data when it comes to smart solutions. How do you make sure you find the best software?
Visitor survey: great need for physical edition Electronics & Applications 2021
Electronics & Applications 2021 will take place in the Jaarbeurs from Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 September. This trade fair covers the entire electronics chain: the entire range from print to product is present. A recent survey shows that visitors to E&A have a need for a trade fair where knowledge sharing and opportunities for networking are central. Electronics & Applications 2021 responds to this wish and brings colleagues together in a program that can be followed both online and offline.
The survey was sent out to former visitors of E&A 2017 and E&A 2019. When asked whether people would visit a trade fair at the end of September if the corona measures allow it, approximately eighty percent of the respondents answered ‘yes’. A few would not consider a visit to the fair, while approximately eighteen percent are considering a visit when all corona measures have been lifted.
The majority of the respondents would like to visit this event. For example, about seventy percent indicate that they are willing to take a corona rapid test if it gives them access to the fair. When asked when they would visit a trade fair, almost sixty percent of the respondents indicated that they would certainly do so if the current corona measures were withdrawn. A small part of the respondents indicated that they are more interested in online meetings.
The number of respondents who indicate that they are more interested in just an online conference program instead of a physical exhibition visit is relatively small. About three percent prefer this setup. About eighty percent prefer a physical event with seminars, because they need personal contact. About twenty percent think a hybrid event is a great solution. This combination of a physical event and a seminar program that can also be followed online is the format chosen by the Electronics & Applications 2021 organization.
For about 88 percent of the respondents, the main reason for a visit to the fair is to gain knowledge in the field of technological developments. An almost equally large number of respondents also consider the provision of information to be a good motive for visiting the Jaarbeurs. Networking is a good reason for half of the respondents to visit the event. A visit to the fair is a success for visitors if there are innovations on display, there are good networking opportunities and there is a lot of room for information.
The exhibition floor of Electronics & Applications 2021 is almost full: a total of 100 companies have already been allocated a place in hall 7 of the Jaarbeurs.With this full occupation, E&A will be the electronics fair in 2021 that you as a visitor should attend. And it’s very simple: you can already register for a free trade fair and/or seminar visit. And don’t forget the unique exhibition gadget: the E&A Parrot. The special effects of this collector’s item can be unlocked ‘live’ during the fair.The Electronics & Applications seminar program is also packed with interesting themes and topics. There are lectures on, for example, industrial IoT applications, medical electronics will be a long time coming and speakers will discuss the consequences of the energy transition on the electronics chain.The live production line on the exhibition floor, combined with a demo square, gives visitors insight into the qualities of machines in the field of electronics production. And just like the previous E&A edition, professional solderers will once again compete for the prestigious title of ‘best solderer in the Benelux’ in September. Which professional will take the credit?Would you like to attend E&A 2021, held from 28 to 30 September in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht? Register now for a free exhibition visit. Incidentally, you can also visit LabNL, the brand new trade fair for the laboratory market, in the same hall.
Electronics & Applications 2021 welcomes you to the Jaarbeurs
Electronics & Applications is already a name in the electronics and applications world of the Benelux. And again this year, E&A 2021 will open its doors to show you the latest developments in the electronics world, there will also be a richly varied conference programme. You can now register for a visit, free of charge.
The E&A trade fair will take place this year from Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 September in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. During E&A 2021 you can admire numerous innovations from our exhibitors on the exhibition floor. The Best solderer of the Benelux competition and the E&A parrot exhibition gadget strengthens the exhibition feeling during Electronics & Applications.
Of course E&A is also known for its networking opportunities: reconnect your business during the fair and look to the future together.
The E&A conference program offers numerous appealing topics over three days, with a focus on current events. For example, various top speakers will discuss topics such as medical electronics, energy transition and 5G. In addition, we also offer the lectures during E&A live via the internet. If you are not sure about a visit, you can still view the lectures in the form of webinars.
E&A is also organized at the same time as the LabNL trade fair in the same hall of the Jaarbeurs. LabNL is THE fair for the laboratory world. After registration you can also visit this trade fair and the conference program for free.
First hybrid trade fair FHI: Electronics & Applications 2021 developed online and offline
Bringing the online and offline community together is extremely important to FHI. There is a digitization process going on at the trade association, but that does not mean that events have been forgotten. Trade fair Electronics & Applications 2021 will take place from Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 September 2021 in the Jaarbeurs. Live encounters and online meetings come together here in hybrid form.
There is plenty of opportunity for networking on the exhibition floor. The production square and the Live PIL also play a major role. The exhibition gadget is created on this part of the exhibition floor. This year it is the E&A parrot: a digital parrot that various exhibitors put together at the Jaarbeurs. There is also plenty of room for exhibitors to show their latest innovations on the demo square. So there is a lot to experience for visitors.
Normally, those who stay at home are wrong, but in the case of E&A 2021, that is not the case! This year, the trade fair can also be viewed from the comfort of your own armchair. The seminars can also be followed via a stream. This webinar can be viewed at any time. This way people have to follow that knowledge session. Due to the corona crisis, FHI was forced to make a digitization move. That paid off and a new target audience is known. The digital events attract a different kind of visitor. At some online FHI events, as much as 70 to 80 percent of registrations are new.
The bundling of physical and digital will happen more often in the future at FHI. A studio has been set up for webinars and knowledge sessions to take place. This studio is also very suitable for promoting E&A 2021. Members can use this space and equipment at a rate. It is an ideal way to record a video calling on men to visit the fair. On the exhibition floor, you can strengthen existing ties, meet new customers and see the latest trends and innovations with your own eyes.
As a trade association, FHI considers it very important to bring parties together. The hybrid event is the perfect example of this.
E&A Parrot trade show gadget spreads wings
At Electronics & Applications 2021 (E&A 2021) a prominent place has been reserved for the E&A Parrot. This gadget comes to life on the exhibition floor. Visitors who travel to the Jaarbeurs in the period between Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 September have a chance to obtain this coveted electronic parrot that appears in a limited edition.
A large team is involved in the manufacture of this special exhibition gadget. Saar Drimer of Eurocircuits designed the PCB. In addition, Eurocircuits produces the prototypes and the PCB series, of which A1 Electronics manufactures a part before the start of the fair. The rest of the series will come to life on the Live Production Line during the show.
At the time of writing, the E&A Parrot is in the development phase. Developer Dekimo finalizes the firmware of the prototypes. VDL TBP electronics makes a test fixture. In this test setup, MG Productchecks whether the hardware and components are doing their job properly. During this step, EMC tests will be performed.
A voice recorder is installed in the parrot. The gadget records voices and can play them back in a number of funny distorted variations. Visitors who want to get their hands on this digital parrot are advised to register immediately for E&A 2021. The number of copies of this gadget is limited. You can now sign up for a day of your choice. When registering, don’t forget to indicate that you want to receive the gadget during your visit to the fair!
Click on this link to register directly for a visit to the fair! More information about the exhibition gadget can be found via this link.