The SENSOR+TEST 2018 recorded the highest figures within the last ten years with its 591 exhibitors (previous year 569). The share of international enterprises (now 237 compared to 210 in 2017) increased to a record proportion of 40%. On the other hand, the overall number of visitors dropped slightly to 7,879 (previous year 8,107). The growing internationalization of the trade fair is acknowledged by the exhibitors as well. Max Jochem Kreutzer from Endress + Hauser confirmed, “In regard to measuring and sensor technology, the SENSOR+TEST is the uncontested leading fair. It also gains in international importance due to its continuously increasing share of foreign visitors and exhibitors.” The general satisfaction among the exhibitors is reflected in the high demand for booth space for 2019.
As of 2020, the previous AMA Conferences SENSOR and IRS2 will be joined by the new international symposium SMSI 2020 – Sensor and Measurement Science International. For this reason, the SENSOR+TEST will be accompanied next year by the 20th GMA/ITG conference on Sensors and Measuring Systems 2019. This new structure for the conferences is explained by Holger Bödeker, the AMA Service’s executive manager, stating, “Thanks to the intensive support of the scientific community, we’re now able to offer an annually alternating platform for the presentation of the latest research results with the Sensors and Measuring Systems and the SMSI – Sensor and Measurement Science International. The SMSI ideally complements the topics of the AMA Conferences SENSOR and IRS2 in the area of scientific measuring technology and meteorology. Both conferences thus cover the technological spectrum of the trade fair and ensure suppliers and users well-informed insights into the research results relevant to the future.”
The next SENSOR+TEST will be held from 25 to 27 June 2019 as always at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center, this time with the special topic Sensors and Measurement for Process Automation. All the relevant information on the trade fair and the parallel conferences as well as the various opportunities to participate at the fair can be found at www.sensor-test.com.