Australia's largest electronics expo returns to Sydney

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Wednesday, 01 May, 2024

Australia's largest electronics expo returns to Sydney

Electronex — the Electronics Design and Assembly Expo — will be held at Rosehill Gardens Event Centre from 19–20 June 2024, featuring a vast array of new products and technology for companies using electronics in design, assembly, manufacture and service.

The event was first held in 2010 and this year’s Expo will feature over 100 leading companies and suppliers with the latest innovations and solutions for a range of electronic applications.

Trade visitors will be able to discuss their applications and talk to experts who can assist them in finding the right products and solutions for their business. A post-show survey in Melbourne last year revealed that 96% of visitors said the Expo was beneficial for their industry, 90% found new companies and 85% discovered new products and technology they were not aware of. The SMCBA Electronics Design and Manufacture Conference will be held in conjunction with Electronex and features sessions and technical workshops from international and local experts.

Electronex will feature a range of electronic components, surface mount and inspection equipment, test and measurement and other ancillary products and services, enabling attendees to discuss their specific requirements with contract manufacturers that can design and produce turnkey solutions. The show welcomes designers, engineers, managers, industry enthusiasts and other decision-makers who are involved in designing or manufacturing products that utilise electronics. It is the only specialised event for the electronics industry in Australia. With many Australian manufacturers now focusing on niche products and high-tech applications, the event provides an important focal point for the industry in Australia.

Free seminars and IPC Hand Soldering Competition

A series of free seminars will also be held on the show floor with visitors able to attend on the day with no pre-booking required. These sessions will provide insights into some of the latest product advancements and applications plus case studies of successful onshoring manufacturing in Australia. The full program of seminars can be accessed on the show website.

Following the success of the inaugural hand soldering competition in Melbourne last year, the IPC and SMCBA have joined forces this year to hold the “Australasian Round” of the 2024 IPC Global Hand Soldering Competition with sponsorship from JBC and Oritech. Anyone confident of their hand soldering technique is welcome to compete, with the winner having the opportunity to represent Australasia in the international finals in Munich!

SMCBA Conference

Since 1988 the Surface Mount & Circuit Board Association (SMCBA) has conducted Australia’s only conference dedicated to electronics design and manufacture in conjunction with Electronex. This year’s conference will feature a line-up of local and international experts. David Bergman, Vice President of IPC International, will give the keynote address, ‘Digitalisation of Electronics Manufacturing — Towards Smart Factory enabling Industry 4.0’.

Other presenters include Mike Creeden, Founder of San Diego PCB Designs, who will present ‘Three Mutually Required and Competing Perspectives for Printed Circuit Engineering Success: Solvability, Performance, and Manufacturability’; David Hillman, Hillman Electronic Assembly Solutions LLC, will present ‘IMCs: Basic Metallurgy and Impact on Product’; Rick Hartley of RHartley Enterprises topic will present ‘System Mechanical Design to Control EMI’ and Chris Turner, PCBA Test Engineering SME, will discuss ‘Creating an optimal PCBA design and manufacturing process’ and ‘Examples of Design for Test (DFT)’.

Visitors to the expo can register for free at and for details on the soldering competition and conference visit

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