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Exploring and Innovating: NEPCON China 2012 Curtains up at Shanghai World Expo Convention & Exhibition Center

Apr 26, 2012

NEPCON China 2012 raised its curtain at the Shanghai World Expo Convention & Exhibition Center on April 25, 2012. Its entry into the new Exhibition Center was welcomed by the enormous enthusiasm of the visitors swarming it on the first day. As the largest SMT and electronics manufacturing industry in Asia currently, NEPCON China 2012 provides visitors not only with new specialized exhibition sections like Electronic Manufacturing Automation and ESD, but also with the premier of innovative onsite activities such as SMT Senior Talents Gathering, East China Manual Welding Competition, Printed and Flexible Electronics Industry Development Forum, etc. 

To satisfy the demand and expectation of both exhibitors and visitors, NEPCON China 2012 commences in full scale at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, which enormously upgrades the show’s hardware level, providing a top-class and unprecedented exhibition experience for China’s SMT and electronics manufacturing industry as well as supporting overseas organizations.
The scale of this year’s exhibition is the largest in the show’s history, reaching a record high of 34,000 sq. m., in which more than 500 exhibitors from over 22 countries and regions present over 1000 systems and products such as electronics production equipment, products for testing and measuring, and related components. More than 18,000 industry elites and buyers from various fields come to participate in this event, including Assembléon, Agilent, ASM (Siplace), Sony, Hitachi, Samsung, Panasonic, Fuji, Henkel, Yamaha, Juki, DEK, Xunke and other well-known manufacturers, as well as a number of new faces such as IKO, NBK, Octavia, Flpelaser, Kilews and Honest and so on. The opening day of the exhibition also attracts more than 40 research institutes and enterprises such as Pegatron Corporation (Shanghai), Flextronics Suzhou, Eastcom Hangzhou, Samsung Electronics, Foxconn, PFSC, Philips, etc. 

In this three-day exhibition, NEPCON China 2012 will present a comprehensive show of new technologies, products and solutions in electronics manufacturing and the SMT industry, covering surface mount technology and equipment, soldering equipment and materials, test and measurement, ESD and purifying devices, bar code equipment and materials, components and electromechanical manufacturing equipment, electronics manufacturing services, etc.

Besides focusing on the application of traditional industries, NEPCON China 2012, based on current hotspots and future trends, creates two additional specialized exhibition sections — ESD and Electronics Manufacturing Automation. The ESD section mainly exhibits anti-static products and EPA products, while the Electronics Manufacturing Automation section provides a collective show of the application solutions of the most advanced industrial automation technology and products in the electronics manufacturing industries, serving as the only trading and purchasing platform in China that provides automation solutions for electronics manufacturers and electronics manufacturing equipment suppliers. 

As the vane in China’s electronics production equipment and electronics manufacturing industry, NEPCON China has made constant innovations in many aspects such as professional conferences, onsite events, etc. to help participants get a more comprehensive and thorough understanding of the development trends of the electronics manufacturing market. April 25 witnesses the brilliant debut of the SMTA China East Conference 2012, Engineers’ Salon and SMT Home Member Gathering, Printed and Flexible Electronics Industry Development Forum, and East China Manual Welding Competition. Summit Forum 2012 on Anti-Static Industry China, SMT Senior Talents Gathering, Anhui Software Association SMT Committee Conference and other activities will take place on April 26 and 27.

Additionally, the wine tasting party hosted for invited buyers and diamond VIPs will provide an interactive platform for elites and leaders of the electronics field to communicate with each other. These comprehensive onsite activities will give an in-depth analysis of the status quo and trends of the electronics manufacturing industry and technological hotspots, electronics manufaturing automation, in particular, which will become an indispensable part in driving the industry forward in the future.

What’s more, Green Lighting Shanghai 2012, concurrently held with NEPCON China 2012 and hosted by Reed and CSA, will present a series of scientific achievements made in the LED lighting industrial chain from materials, production and test equipment to product applications and solutions that bring out the best in each other by matching and sharing resources.

Josephine Lee, Senior Vice President of Reed Exhibitions, says, “We are always dedicated to promoting the development of the industry and the constant innovation of NEPCON. We believe that NEPCON can fit into the current development of electronics technology, provide advanced products, technology and updated information in an all-round and high-quality way, and establish a convenient and effective communication platform for the public, thus greatly contributing to the development of China’s electronics information industry.”

For more details about NEPCON China 2012, please visit

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 460 events in 36 countries. In 2010 Reed brought together over 7 million event participants from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events, organized by 34 fully staffed offices, are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
Reed Exhibitions holds over 460 events including exhibitions, seminars, forums and conferences, serving 44 industries.
Reed Exhibitions is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a FTSE 100 company and a publisher and information provider. In 2009, Reed Elsevier made an adjusted pre-tax profit of £1.28 billion on turnover of £6.07 billion.

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