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PCIM Europe 2018: Record result in the anniversary year

Jun 7, 2018

After three days of pulsating exhibition and conference, the 2018 issue of the leading international event for power electronics and its applications closes with yet another record result.

”We were particularly pleased to welcome more than 500 exhibitors, for the first time in the history of the event “, reports Lisette Hausser, Vice President at Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH and responsible for the PCIM Europe  and PCIM Asia. “The continued increase in visitor numbers as well as the high number of conference bookings further demonstrates that in the 40th year of its existence, the PCIM Europe is up-to-the-minute and a central meeting point for the international power electronics industry.”

Content exhibitors, delighted visitors

In total, 506 exhibitors and 88 represented companies showcased new trends, developments and innovations from various fields of power electronics on an exhibition area of 23,500 square meters. Notable was, in particular, the high proportion of exhibitors (about 50%) that presented products designed specifically for electromobility.

“Once again, the PCIM Europe was a successful show for ROHM Semiconductor”, praises Christian André, President of ROHM Europe. “We participated in many forums and discussions in the power electronics community where we made some powerful announcements. […] We had 3 exciting days of exhibition. The number of visitors on the booth was even greater than last year, demonstrating the attractiveness of our technology and the products.”

“For us as a leading manufacturer for Power Semiconductor Modules, the PCIM Europe is the important annual trade fair in this segment in the world”, states Wolfram Harnack, Head of Semiconductor – European Business Group at Mitsubishi Electric Europe B. V. “It provides the platform to bring our technologies and products to the market and to our customers in an effective way. We integrate this trade fair as a key element of our growth strategy. Once again, our expectations for the trade fair success were exceeded with the PCIM Europe 2018 and we look forward to the next fair in 2019.”

Over 11,000 trade visitors (a plus of 7% compared to the previous year) used the exhibition as a platform for information, networking and as a basis for investment decisions. 

Visitors praised aspects such as the top-quality forum program with presentations on current trends and research findings as well as the distinct focus of the entire event.

Conference as link between theory and practice

Within the scope of the conference that took place at the same time as the exhibition, more than 800 participants from all over the world attended more than 300 lectures and poster presentations. The audience were provided with information on innovative developments in both industry and academia and were able to gather valuable insights for their daily practice.

“Thanks to the excellent organization and to its special blend of Tutorials, Conference, Exhibition and Industry Forum, the PCIM Europe provides the unique opportunity to interact with Universities, Research Centers, Industry and Suppliers under the same roof”, summarizes Silvio Colombi, Chief Engineer at General Electric Switzerland.

Key figures of the PCIM Europe 2018 at a glance:

Exhibition area: 23,500 sq m
Exhibitors: 506 exhibitors and co-exhibitors as well as 88 represented companies
Visitors: over 11,000
Conference attendees: 803

A detailed analysis with further results of PCIM Europe 2018 will be available by the end of July. High resolution pictures of the event are available in the press section at

The PCIM Europe 2019 will take place from 7 – 9 May 2019 at the Exhibition Center Nuremberg, Germany.

About Mesago Messe Frankfurt
Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, founded in 1982 and located in Stuttgart, specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. The company belongs to the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally and is not tied to a specific venue. With 140 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, conference delegates and speakers from all over the world. Numerous trade associations, publishing houses, scientific institutes and universities work with Mesago closely as advisers, co-organizers and partners

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With over 2,500* employees at some 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €661* million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent). * Preliminary figures for 2017

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