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electronica automotive conference 2008 exceeds expectations

Nov 24, 2008

Munich, Germany, November 19, 2008 - The electronica automotive conference 2008, held November 10 and 11 and concurrently with electronica 2008, exceeded expectations. 250 delegates from 23 countries attended the conference that focused on automotive topics such as hybrid vehicles, low cost cars and the i-car. Speakers came from leading international automotive companies.

Conference Chair Peter Gresch from Tyco Electronics AMP was very satisfied with the outcome. "With 250 delegates from 23 countries and 32 speakers from the entire value-added chain of automobile electronics, the second 'Electronics meets Automotive' conference more than fulfilled its expectations." These are ideal starting conditions for the next conference.

An above-average number of visitors came from the USA, Japan, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden.

About electronica automotive conference 2008

By combining the electronica automotive conference with electronica, Messe M�nchen created a international event for the automobile electronics sector. It has become the ideal forum in which to present and discuss electronics challenges facing automobile manufacturers, their component suppliers and electronics companies.

The conference is unique because it serves the international automotive community and is closely linked to electronica, the world's leading trade fair for the electronics industry. These links include the automotive forum, which is strongly geared towards software, and the comprehensive exhibition by technology automobile electronics leaders. Around 1,200 companies presented automobile electronics products and applications.

The German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI) was intimately involved in developing the conference agenda and organizing the electronica automotive forum.

About electronica

electronica is the electronics industry's leading international trade fair for components, systems and applications. electronica has taken place in Munich every two years since 1964 and is a core component of Messe M�nchen International's electronic trade fair network. This network also includes the leading international trade fair Productronica in Munich as well as regional trade fairs in Brazil, Hong Kong, China and India. With more than 8,000 exhibitors and more than 280,000 visitors at these trade fairs, Messe M�nchen International is one of the major international trade fair organizers in this segment.

About Messe M�nchen International (MMI)

Messe M�nchen International (MMI, Munich Trade Fairs International Group) is one of the world's leading trade-fair companies. It organizes some 40 trade fairs for capital and consumer goods, and key high-tech industries. Each year over 30,000 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, and over two million visitors from more than 200 countries take part in the events in Munich. In addition, MMI organizes trade fairs in Asia, Russia, the Middle East and South America. With five subsidiaries abroad - in Europe and in Asia - and 66 foreign representatives covering 89 countries, MMI has a truly global network.

MMI headquarters is Messegel�nde, 81823 M�nchen, Germany. Tel. (+49 89) 9 49-2 07 20

Fax: (+49 89) 9 49-2 07 29. Corporate website is http://www.messe-muenchen.com. Electronica website is http://www.electronica.de/en Editorial contacts are Forrest Sass, Theorem, Tel +1 925-462-5280 fsass@ieee.org and Angela Praeg - Messe M�nchen International Tel +49-89-949-20670 angela.praeg@messe-muenchen.de. Reader contact is Carolin Schuetze - Munich International Trade Fairs Tel +1-212-974-1880 cschuetze@munich-tradefairs.com.

You can find this press release in the Internet at: http://www.electronica.de/press. Photos are available at: http://www.electronica.de/photos.

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