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SMTconnect 2020 will take place digitally due to the coronavirus pandemic

Apr 23, 2020

Due to the increasing spread of Covid-19 in Europe and the associated ban on all major German events up to and including the end of August, the SMTconnect 2020 has been cancelled. The event in Nuremberg had previously been postponed from May to 28 – 30 July 2020 and will now take place again next year. Currently, efforts are being made to offer a digital alternative to industry exchange with virtual formats.

According to a resolution passed by the Federal and State governments on 15 April 2020, all major events in Germany are prohibited up to and including the end of August 2020. For this reason, the international trade fair SMTconnect must also be cancelled.

Digital formats are currently being developed with which exhibitors and visitors can virtually exchange information on product innovations and trends in the industry. Further information will follow shortly.

"Even though we very much regret having to cancel this year's SMTconnect in Nuremberg, we hope that we will do our part to further contain the virus," confirms Petra Haarburger, Managing Director of Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. "We are, however, determined to offer the electronics manufacturing community an alternative this year and are therefore working on an adequate digital solution that will nevertheless enable cross-industry exchange between the participants".

The next trade fair for microelectronic assemblies and systems will take place from 4 – 6 May 2021 in Nuremberg. Current information is available at smtconnect.com.


Mesago, founded in 1982 and located in Stuttgart, specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. The company belongs to the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally and is not tied to a specific venue. With 160 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, conference delegates and speakers from all over the world. Numerous trade associations, publishing houses, scientific institutes and universities work with Mesago closely as advisers, co-organizers and partners. (mesago.com)

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,600 employees* at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €733 million*. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com

*preliminary figures 2019

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