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Welcome to European Microwave Week 2007

September 18, 2007
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Willkommen in München, for the 10th European Microwave Week. Join us at the city’s ICM Congress Centre from 8 to 12 October to celebrate both EuMW’s first decade and the RF and microwave industry’s endeavours and achievements. The city that hosts the world famous Oktoberfest knows how to organise an event and so do the European Microwave Association (EuMA) and Horizon House Publications Inc., as witnessed by the fact that EuMW continues to grow in content and stature. The four conferences are focussed and challenging, while the ever-growing European Microwave Exhibition offers valuable access to and interaction with an international line-up of key players in the industry.

Europe’s premier RF and microwave event is benefiting from the globalisation of the RF and microwave industry with the US, Asia and Eastern European states having an increasingly significant presence and influence on both the conference content and the exhibition. In particular, EuMA sets great store in its newly established cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference.

Not only has the geographical reach of EuMW expanded since Munich last played host in 2003, but so too have the conferences. Since the addition of EuRAD in 2004 there are now four distinct, yet complementary conferences: the 37th European Microwave Conference (EuMC), the European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC), the 10th European Conference on Wireless Technology (ECWT) and the European Radar Conference (EuRAD). Papers on the latest innovations, panel sessions and addresses by invited speakers have been carefully selected to stimulate interest and debate.

As the scientific programme has strengthened so too has the realisation that new technologies and developments must be commercially viable and have true value in the real world. At EuMW this is acknowledged through the increase in the number of papers submitted and accepted from the industrial sector, which is reinforced by the industry’s continued and strong support of the three-day European Microwave Exhibition.

As the largest trade show dedicated to RF and microwaves in Europe, EuMW acts as an interactive forum for microwave companies, large and not so large, to showcase and discuss the latest technical developments. The exhibition has attracted key players worldwide who will spotlight their latest ranges, provide demonstrations and dispense technical advice. It has also established itself as the stage that manufacturers target for launching new products.

The exhibition continues to increase its international reputation and attract significant numbers from the US, together with the rapidly growing Asian market. For those wanting to get hands-on experience and guidance direct from the experts there are also workshops and short courses on various subjects. New in 2007 are tutorial seminars for young engineers aimed at stimulating and encouraging the next generation.

All ages are encouraged to mix business and pleasure through the rich calendar of social events that have been organised throughout the week. Highlights include the EuMW Welcome Reception that has now become synonymous with the event as it encourages interaction between academia and industry. There is also an invited reception by the Bavarian State Government at the Munich Residenz. Alongside, there are other social and tourist events throughout the week including the chance to sample the unique atmosphere of Oktoberfest.

From cyber cafés to conference sessions and exhibition stands to excursions every effort has been made to offer the best possible event. On behalf of the Local Organising Committee we would like to thank the four international Technical Programme Committees and the reviewers who worked tirelessly to shape the conference programmes. We would like to acknowledge the EuMA Board for its continued advice and guidance and we wish to thank Horizon House personnel assigned to EuMW for their invaluable support in organising this major international event, as well as their contribution to the staging of a world-class exhibition. Last but not least, we acknowledge the financial and in-kind sponsorship of many industrial enterprises and other organisations.

Thanks to their efforts the 10th European Microwave Week promises to commemorate and celebrate the past, while looking forward and heralding the future. Join us to discover just how far EuMW and the RF and microwave industry have advanced over the last decade and its intentions for the next 10 years..

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