Electronex 2017 declared a success
By ElectronicsOnline Staff
Wednesday, 04 October, 2017
From 6–7 September, Electronex — The Electronics Design & Assembly Expo was held at the Melbourne Park Function Centre. Around 1000 trade visitors and delegates attended the two-day event, which alternates annually between Melbourne and Sydney, leading event organiser Australasian Exhibitions and Events (AEE) to declare the expo an outstanding success.
The official post-show survey found that although overall visitor numbers were similar to the 2015 Melbourne event, over 48% of visitors had not attended the previous show. The large number of first-time attendees was said to reflect the transition towards niche manufacturing applications in the marketplace, with around 20% of attendees involved in electronics design and R&D.
Over 100 companies were represented on stands at the expo, with many showcasing new products to the interested attendees. The survey found that 89% of visitors met companies they were not previously aware of, while 83% discovered new products or services they were not aware of.
“We were delighted with the visitor attendance and support from the industry for this specialised industry event,” said AEE Managing Director Noel Gray. “The atmosphere was very positive at this year’s show, with many companies upbeat about the future of the industry in Australia. It is very encouraging to see Electronex continuing to thrive in what has been a challenging time for the manufacturing sector, and the expo continues to provide a real focal point for the industry in Australia.”
The SMCBA Surface Mount Conference was held concurrently with the expo and was similarly well attended, with over 100 delegates participating in the two-day technical workshops. Free seminars were also held on the expo floor on a range of hot topics to complement the conference workshops.
Electronex will be held next year in Sydney at Rosehill Gardens Function Centre from 5–6 September 2018. For details on exhibiting, contact AEE on (03) 9676 2133 or email email@example.com.
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