To celebrate their 50th anniversary, electronica will continue to evolve and build on its reputation as the industry platform for exchange of information and expertise about electronics. From November 11-14, 2014, visitors to Messe München will be able to discover the full product and service portfolios of the electronic industry, from components and systems to electronic applications and services.

This year’s international trade fair revolves around automotive, embedded systems, medical electronics and lighting, as well as the overarching themes of security and energy efficiency. The program of conferences and forums will explore these exhibition topics in depth.

The show is set to attract international exhibitors and trade visitors as was the case last time at electronica 2012. Then, almost half of the 73,051 visitors and 63 percent of the 2,669 exhibitors were from abroad. With its three-pillar concept of exhibition, conference and forum program, this year's electronica will again be providing the latest information about technologies, products, services and trends in the industry.

A highlight of the show, the CEO roundtable, will be devoted to: Internet of Things: Possibilities, Challenges and the Question of Security. In the exhibition halls, several forums invite visitors to exchange ideas and get involved in dialog. The range of topics of the forums – automotive, embedded, electronica and Exhibitor Forum as well as the PCB & Components Market Place – is application-oriented and allows visitors to learn about current and future issues.

These topics will be explored in greater depth within the conference program. The electronica automotive conference, supported by ZVEI, will be held November 10 at the Internationales Congress Center München (ICM). The conference will investigate the major technology trends and strategies of the international automotive industry.

The embedded platforms conference will be taking place for the second time, looking at new technologies, concrete solution approaches and services for the development of embedded systems. The conference will take place on November 12 and 13, in parallel with electronica, at the Press Center East of the Messe München.

At Wireless Congress ‘Systems & Application’, organized by Elektronik Magazine, ZVEI and electronica at the ICM on November 12 and 13, industry experts will discuss the technical aspects of present and future wireless technologies, primarily for industrial use.