SPS/IPC/Drives 2005 continues to grow

'Bustling' would be one way to describe the first impression a visitor got at the opening of the electric automation show SPS/IPC/Drives in Nuremberg, Germany, the city of "Die Meistersinger" for a three-day run (Nov. 22-24, 2005). Leading manufacturers of electric automation technology at this focused exhibition-and-conference display their products and services in these key areas: electric dr...

01/01/2006


'Bustling' would be one way to describe the first impression a visitor got at the opening of the electric automation show SPS/IPC/Drives in Nuremberg, Germany, the city of "Die Meistersinger" for a three-day run (Nov. 22-24, 2005).

Leading manufacturers of electric automation technology at this focused exhibition-and-conference display their products and services in these key areas: electric drives/motion control; industrial software; control technology and sensors; industrial communication networks; and mechanical systems and associated peripheral equipment. Main themes of the conference (as well as the exhibition) were Ethernet in Automation , Safety in Automation , and Motion Control .

SPS/IPC/Drives 2005 is building on an enviable record of growth in exhibition space, number of visitors, and number of exhibitors. The show again set new growth numbers. Exhibiting companies numbering 1,160 and display space of 73,000 sq m (785,000 sq ft)—each rising 12+% over 2004—were known prior to opening day. The event required, for the first time, use of eight halls in Nuremberg's Exhibition Center.

After the event closed, show organizer Mesago Messemanagement GmbH cemented its success for 2005 by announcing that 34,600 visitors attended, which represents an 8.7% growth over last year.

While not a scientific way to forecast a show's potential attendance, the difficulty in navigating the aisles in several halls on the first day did, indeed, turn out to be a good indicator.

For more information visit: www.mesago.com/sps





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