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Reed Exhibitions Celebrates 30 Years of SMT in China

Feb 19, 2015

NEPCON China 2015 will take place in Hall 1 of Shanghai Expo Center from 21 to 23 April 2015. The event is set to feature new technologies and products in SMT, surface welding, electronics measurement, automatic electronic production, static electricity prevention and new materials.

Since 1985, when surface mount technology (SMT) was first introduced to China, the country has seen major growth of SMT in electronics manufacturing, to the point where, today, it has completely replaced traditional printed circuit technology. Thanks to its unique features and benefits, SMT is making major waves in electronics assembly.

The first NEPCON event took place in Spring 1985, organized by Reed Exhibitions. Today, as the 25th installment approaches, NEPCON has become a must-attend event of global significance.  The event serves as a key commercial platform that enhances exchange among SMT players.

In the past 30 years, China has become a frontrunner in design and production of SMT applications. The adoption of SMT has contributed to the country’s IT development.  A look back at the SMT experience in China provides lessons that help us look to the future and help the industry to grow stronger, faster.

The 30th anniversary of the introduction of SMT to China will be an auxiliary NEPCON China 2015 event. A reception will be organized to mark this milestone and celebrate the successful launch of NEPCON 2015. SMT experts, industry association leaders, upstream and downstream suppliers, and media organizations will all join the reception, which will be a powerful opportunity to share information about SMT development and offer advice to Chinese electronics industry professionals.

Among the highlights of the celebration will be a review of 30 years of SMT development in China, SMT technological innovation, Chinese brand name development, growth in number of trade associations and publications, illustrations of NEPCON China achievements and the discussion of development of electronics manufacturing in China. 

As part of the celebration, we are calling for papers and articles to contribute to the publication of 30 Years of SMT in China: Review and Outlook. We invite submissions that relate to SMT history, industry experience and case studies, together with comments on the SMT industry growth in China. We look forward to receiving the insights of SMT users, EMS and SMT equipment makers, as well as suppliers. Please submit your contribution to: and

Source: NEPCON

How NEPCON China 2015 Visitors Can Pre-Register

  • By SMS: Text "CNH + name + company name" to 106 900 297 333 to register for NEPCON China 2015 and to receive exhibition updates
  • By Telephone: Call our visitor hotline From within China: 4006505611 or 010-57631818; International: From outside China +86-21-2231-7011
  • Follow us online! Official Weibo ID: NEPCONChina; Official WeChat ID: NEPCON_CHINA
  • NEPCON China 2015   For more information, please visit:
  • NEPCON South China 2015  For more information, please visit:

China's leading exhibition organizer
Reed Exhibitions Greater China is a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading organizer of exhibitions and conferences. Employing 3,700 people worldwide, Reed has organized over 500 events in 43 countries. Its portfolio of exhibitions and conferences serves 43 industry sectors across the America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific region and Africa. In 2014, Reed Exhibitions brought together over 7 million participants from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business for its customers. Reed Exhibitions is a member of Reed Elsevier Group, which is a world leading provider of professional information solutions, a FTSE-100 listed corporation.

After over three decades of rapid growth, Reed Exhibitions Greater China has become the country’s leading organizer of exhibitions. It is made up of eight outstanding member companies in China: Reed Exhibitions China, Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions, Reed Huabo Exhibitions (Shenzhen), Reed Huaqun Exhibitions (Beijing), Reed Exhibitions (Shanghai), Reed Guanghe Exhibitions (Beijing), Reed Huabai Exhibitions (Beijing) and Reed Hongda Exhibitions (Henan).

Currently, over 500 staff help Reed Exhibitions Greater China to serve 11 specialized sectors: Electronics Manufacturing & Assembly; Machine Tools, Metalworking & Industrial Materials; Converting; Life Science & Pharmaceuticals, Health Care, Beauty & Cosmetics, Sports & Recreation; Gifts & Homeware; Auto Aftermarket; Lifestyle; Gaming; Publishing; Property & Travel; Marine, Energy, Oil & Gas.

In 2014, Reed Exhibitions Greater China held over 50 events, attracting over 1 million visitors and nearly 40,000 conference delegates. Our events hosted more than 30,000 suppliers whose stands covered more than 1.6 million square meters.
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