NEPCON China Showcases Latest Manufacturing Tech in Asia
NEPCON China 2015 opened to great fanfare at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center on 21 April. Considered Asia's biggest, most influential SMT and electronics manufacturing event, NEPCON China 2015 attracted over 450 leading brands from 22 countries, who are showcasing this week their latest electronics manufacturing technologies and products.
Covering the whole electronics manufacturing industry chain, NEPCON China 2015 serves traditional electronics manufacturing equipment and technologies, and is a key industry barometer that highlights the year’s newest industry offerings. The range of side activities includes forums and seminars dealing with automotive electronics, new electronics materials, telecommunication electronics, smart wearable devices, smart factory, printing electronics and flexible electronics.
NEPCON China will also feature a ceremony celebrating the 30th anniversary of SMT’s introduction to China.
Industry Leaders Impress Visitors
A successful event depends on major support by leading companies. The NEPCON China platform offers top products and technologies to buyers and industry professionals who are attracted to the core competitiveness behind them. The SMT zone, a major event highlight, features top companies like ASM, Europlacer, Fuji Machine, Mycronic, Panasonic, Samsung Techwin, Tokyo Juki, WKK and Yamaha.
Exhibitors who focus on automation system integration serve as a key bridge between equipment providers and end users. These exhibitors demonstrate smart applications featuring electronics manufacturing automation and system integration. Unlike other automation equipment shows, NEPCON China is the only event in China to focus on end-use electronic equipment makers and electronics manufacturing equipment providers. The show is a business and procurement platform that helps local electronics makers move from simple manufacturing to smart factories.
Apart from the exhibitors who have been coming to the event for many years, there were also a lot of new comers who joined NEPCON China 2015. First-time participants include Autoconn, Great Power, Muji, Tujiu Commerce and Robo Technik. These emerging players’ offerings include industrial robotics, motion control, machine vision and sensing, system integration and automation, providing high-tech benefits to end users.
State-of-the-Art Products on Display
China has surpassed the US as the world’s biggest SMT application user, but still lags behind in terms of cutting edge electronics manufacturing technologies. Chinese companies often struggle to cope with challenges posed by their foreign counterparts in the fields of new materials, processing and automation technologies.
Against the backdrop of the new economic norm in China and the global economic situation, NEPCON China 2015 features a comprehensive array of new products, meeting industry demand by fully covering electronics manufacturing and its related sectors. The event highlights the best of Chinese industry and gives a better understanding of the outlook for the global electronics manufacturing trade.
Panasonic demonstrated its NPM-W2 on Day 1 of the show, a device that features high productivity and precision. Intelligent Automation, maker of smart measurement equipment, demonstrated its ABS-10. Dongguan Sumida Automation featured its small-size porter robotics, which embodied the power of automation. Leading brand names like Viscom and Shimadzu also demonstrated automatic optics measurement equipment, one of the biggest highlights of the event.
Leading local and international brand names gave a good showing at NEPCON China 2015, contributing to huge optimism about China’s booming electronics manufacturing industry. Visitors on the opening day were amazed by the many impressive demos of automation equipment, industrial robotics and much more.
High-End Activities Lead The Wave
Apart from new exhibitors and new products, NEPCON China 2015 featured a range of quality side activities, to satisfy the automotive electronics, new materials, telecommunication electronics, smart wearable, and other hot high-growth sectors. The activities supported interaction between suppliers and customers, generated business leads, and highlighted new technologies and solutions.
The New Electronics Materials Forum took place on Day 1. New materials, the very foundation of hi-tech, significantly impact the industry with each generation and technological breakthrough. Given market requirements for low energy consumption and costs, new materials that boost efficiency and are environment friendly are the way to industry growth.
The forum brought together over 150 leading experts and trade visitors, who shared topics on renewable materials and diversification of electronics materials. Other activities, including the Automotive Electronics And Parts Forum, Next-Gen Mobile Communication, Smart Manufacturing Summit Forum, NEPCON & Smart Factory 1.0 Seminar, 2015 Printing And Flexible Electronics Development Seminar, Wearable Electronics Exchange, 2015 China Electronics ESD Summit Forum, Engineers Salon & SMT Community Meeting, attracted large audiences, where exhibitors, visitors and buyers interacted and promoted healthy industry development.
Celebrating 30 Years of SMT in China
Reed Exhibitions hosted an event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of SMT’s and NEPCON’s introduction to China. The function was a tribute to those who have worked tirelessly towards industry development and facilitated exchange among industry colleagues. NEPCON China has a tremendous history and the event has followed a path that has driven growth of electronics manufacturing in China.
The commemorative event included three themed activities: 30th anniversary gala dinner, 30th anniversary WeChat Quiz, and seal collection activity. SMT experts, industry leaders, upstream and downstream suppliers and media representatives attended.
On the first day of NEPCON China, 30 years of achievements were reviewed in a video played in the NEPCON theater. The exhibition boards gave an overview of the 30 years of development. Visitors also joined a fun WeChat Quiz, and winners received great gifts. At NEPCON China, visitors who collected more than two stamps will be able to collect gifts at the NEPCON theater. Many visitors join in the stamp collection activity.
Revamped NEPCON App Has Every Show Detail at Your Fingertips
To give exhibitors and visitors the most intuitive experience, NEPCON China 2015 launched a revamped app. Along with the WeChat account, the app provided the same real-time info sharing as before, with even richer features and easier set-up. Visitors can now check out real time exhibitor information, products on display, activities and more. The app’s functionality has also been greatly enhanced, text can now be sent to exhibitors of interest, an exhibitor locator function has been added, as has site navigation for inside and outside the exhibition hall. It is also easier to find any booth, restaurant, and hotel of interest, and check out presentation topics and speakers, via the app. Show participants now carry every NEPCON China detail in the palm of their hand.
Followers of the NEPCON WeChat account will get a number of fun surprises, alongside the latest show information. Also, winners of the WeChat quiz get fabulous gifts from the VIP Lounge. NEPCON China WeChat followers also automatically enter a lucky draw where big prizes, including an iPad mini, can be won onsite.
As Asia’s incomparable electronics manufacturing event, NEPCON China 2015 brings top industry players whose headline products and solutions are among the event’s biggest draws. Top quality means big business opportunities. Welcome to NEPCON China!
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About Reed Exhibitions Greater China
Reed Exhibitions Greater China is a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading organizer of exhibitions and conferences. Employing 3,700 people worldwide, Reed has organized over 500 events in 43 countries. Its portfolio of exhibitions and conferences serves 43 industry sectors across the America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific region and Africa. In 2014, Reed Exhibitions brought together over 7 million participants from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business for its customers. Reed Exhibitions is a member of Reed Elsevier Group, which is a world leading provider of professional information solutions, a FTSE-100 listed corporation.
After over three decades of rapid growth, Reed Exhibitions Greater China has become the country’s leading organizer of exhibitions. It is made up of nine outstanding member companies in China: Reed Exhibitions China, Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions, Reed Huabo Exhibitions (Shenzhen), Reed Huaqun Exhibitions (Beijing), Reed Exhibitions (Shanghai), Reed Guanghe Exhibitions (Beijing), Reed Huabai Exhibitions (Beijing) , Reed Hongda Exhibitions (Henan), Reed Exhibitions Kuozhan.
In 2014, Reed Exhibitions Greater China held over 50 events, attracting over 1 million visitors and nearly 40,000 conference delegates. Our events hosted more than 30,000 suppliers whose stands covered more than 1.6 million square meters.