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NEPCON China 2014 Onsite Activities Expected to Add Value to Exhibitors and Visitors

Apr 17, 2014

NEPCON China 2014 will be held at Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Center from April 23-25, 2014. The event is one of the biggest and longest standing trading and sourcing platforms in Asia featuring all major brands in the electronics manufacturing world. The exhibition will cover a floor area of 25,000 sqm, bringing together more than 500 leading companies from 22 countries and regions, and 21,000 industry leaders & trade professionals. Some of the leading exhibitors include Fuji Machine, Hitachi, JUKI, Panasonic, Samsung Techwin, ASM (Siplace), Yamaha, Universal, Europlacer, Speedline, Kurtz ersa, Nordson, BTU, KIC International, OK International, Mirtec, ViTrox and more.

The Electronics Manufacturing Automation (EMA) Pavilion, which will be debuted at NEPCON China 2014, will showcase the most advanced industrial automation technologies and products in the electronics manufacturing industry. It is the only dedicated trade and purchasing platform in China to feature automation solutions for both electronics manufacturers and electronics manufacturing equipment vendors.

To help visitors and exhibitors alike achieve the most from their NEPCON China experience, the show organizers have planned numerous activities to take place during the show:

2014 PE Industry Conference

Organized by Reed Exhibitions, CCPIT Electronics & Information Industry Sub-council and the Changzhou Printable Electronics Industry Research Institute, the conference will take place on April 23 at the NEPCON Theatre in Hall 1. Printable electronics, a rising technology used in manufacturing electronic components and products, has great potential and broad market prospects. It is reported as being a green manufacturing technology with the advantage of simple production processes, low raw material consumption, low investment and low costs, among other features. Annual sales of printable electronics are expected to reach USD 300 billion in 2025.

Reed Exhibitions and Changzhou Printable Electronics Industry Research Institute will co-host a development-boosting ‘market opportunities brought by printed electronics industry’ conference. The purpose of the seminar will be to assess local and international printable electronics technology, the state of the market, development trends and new opportunities for electronics manufacturers, thanks to the rapid development of the local printable electronics industry.

Engineers’ Salon and SMT Home Member Gathering

Taking place on April 25 in Hall 1 of the NEPCON Theatre, Reed Exhibitions and CCPIT Electronics & Information Industry Sub-Council invite attendees to meet moderators and members of SMT Home at NEPCON China 2014. SMT Home members can register for this event in advance. Follow the sticky post on SMT Home’s bbs ( for registration details. SMT Home is the largest online bbs in the SMT industry, boasting a registered membership of nearly 500,000 SMT professionals.

Wearable Electronics Networking Session

Organized by Reed Exhibitions and CCPIT Electronics & Information Industry Sub-council, the session will take place on April 24 in Hall 1 of the NEPCON Theatre. This year, Reed Exhibitions will cooperate with the Wearable website to hold a “wearable intelligent devices” session. Professionals from the local and international wearable intelligent device industry will discuss industry development opportunities and trend prospects for 2014. These will be based on technology and market developments for wearable intelligent devices, innovative products and applications. The latest wearable intelligent application technology and devices will also be exhibited to the audience onsite.

The Wearable website, China’s first portal for wearable intelligent devices, has the largest assortment of wearable intelligent devices. Information, evaluation, product libraries, yellow pages, electronic markets, and forums are all published to the website to create a three-dimensional ecosystem that covers the upstream, medium, downstream and end-users.

NEPCON and Smart Factory 1.0 – The Future of Electronics Manufacturing

Organized by Reed Exhibitions, SciTech and CCPIT Electronics & Information Industry Sub-council this activity will take place on April 23 in Meeting Room No.7 at the Convention Center. Reed Exhibitions will cooperate with China Science &Technology Automation Alliance to host “NEPCON and Smart Factory 1.0 – The Future of Electronics Manufacturing” conference this year. China Science &Technology Automation Alliance will invite industry experts to discuss application of advanced automation products, technologies and standards in the field of electronics manufacturing, at the same time, experts from leading automation manufacturers will share more solutions and applications about electronics production automation.

SMTA China East Conference 2014

SMTA China will organize the SMTA China East Conference 2014 in Shanghai on April 22-25, with the vendor conferences taking place from April 23-25. This timely event will be held in conjunction with NEPCON China 2014 at the Convention Center. This event will address the industry’s most pressing issues in electronics assembly, manufacturing, industry, technology roadmap, business focus, advanced packaging, practical skill development, emerging technologies, and lead-free and reliability.

SMTA China also will host the SMTA Engineer Certification Program from April 23-25. This three-day offering will consist of a 1.5-day refresher workshop on topics in SMT Processes. The program concludes on days two and three with an open and closed book examination. This is not an entry-level program. Basic algebra will be used in the workshop and examination. This challenging examination requires both written answers and calculations with the intent to enable the attendee to establish competitive credentials as "Certified" by the SMTA in SMT Processes.

The SMTA China Annual Award Presentation will also be held at Booth A1-1H40 in Hall 1 of the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center on April 23. To acknowledge the work of the speakers, and to thank them for sharing information at the High-Technology Conference and Hi-Tech Equipment Conference, SMTA China will present awards for “Best Paper” and “Best Presentation”. During the event, SMTA China will give out two more awards: one for “Best Innovative Exhibit” and one for “Best Exhibit Technology”.

For more information about NEPCON China 2014, please visit

Reed Exhibitions Greater China first began operating in China in the 1980s. After more than two decades of rapid growth, today, Reed is China’s premier organizer of definitive trade events, with eight outstanding member companies: Reed Exhibitions China, Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions, Reed Huabo Exhibitions, Reed Huaqun Exhibitions, Reed Exhibitions (Shanghai), Reed Guanghe Exhibitions, Reed Huabai Exhibitions and Reed Hongda Exhibitions.

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