Makes Electronics Accessible
The motto of this year's electronica (November 13-16, 2018) is "Connecting everything-safe, smart, safe, and secure". The new format in hall 6 is centered around giving exhibitors, school pupils, students, and specialist visitors the opportunity to network. Over the course of the four-day trade fair, applications, live demos, and a job market offer visitors an insight into the world of electronics and the career opportunities it holds.
According to a recent study by the German Economic Institute, Germany is currently experiencing a deficit of 440,000 specialists. Predictions made by the VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies suggest that, by 2030, there will be around 100,000 vacant positions in electrical engineering alone. And yet numbers of new students are declining with only 9000 graduates per year.
In order to show school pupils, students, and specialist visitors the diversity of the electronics industry, Messe München has developed the format "electronica Experience". Hall 6 is home to a variety of elements to inspire visitors and give them first-hand experience of electronics.
From virtual reality to robot ballet
Among the many highlights of "electronica Experience" are our exhibitors' live demonstrations. In the demo area in hall 6, companies showcase the endless possibilities electronics offers with the help of a robot ballet, virtual reality glasses, e-scooters, and more!
Top-class talks on the discovery stage
At the center of the "electronica Experience" stands the Discovery Stage. Alongside talks and panel discussions on subjects such as IOTA and Tangle, Bitcoin and blockchain, and artificial intelligence, customers can expect the following program highlights.
On Tuesday, November 13 at 9:30 a.m., Jeremy Rifkin will be opening electronica with his keynote speech. In his speech, Rifkin will present, among other things, his theory on the Internet of Things (IoT).
In his view, this comprises three levels: Energy, communication, and logistics. In the so-called "energy-Internet", smart-grid technologies will be used to turn private households into micro-power stations which feed electricity into the grid.
Images: R. Eberhard, messekompakt.com, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh
Source: Messe München