SPS 2021

Technologies Automation Electronics Industrial equipment Maintenance
Nov 23, 2021 - Nov 25, 2021
Messe Nuremberg, Nurnberg, Germany
Messezentrum 1
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SPS (previously known as SPS IPC Drives) in Nuremberg is an unmatched platform for the automation industry. After 30 successful editions, the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic forced the organisers of the fair to make the move to a fully digital format in 2020. Industry stakeholders are now eagerly awaiting the SPS 2021 dates – 23 to 25 November – as the next opportunity for a large-scale professional gathering in person. Over the three days of the event, Messe Nuremberg will host over 1,500 exhibitors and close to 65,000 trade visitors.

The SPS showcase is unique in the breadth of its offerings, covering the full spectrum of smart and digital automation. Among the main topics of the exhibition are drive systems and components, control and sensor technology, IPCs, interface devices, IT solutions and more. With an audience of highly qualified trade visitors, SPS offers the perfect stage for exhibitors to debut cutting-edge products and innovative ideas. Guided tours dedicated to the show’s main themes facilitate navigation and help connect suppliers with potential clients.

Visitors to SPS 2021 will also have access to a plethora of opportunities for in-depth discussion with peers and experts and the chance to visit lectures and special areas. Novel solutions can be found in the Industrial Security area, which debuted in the last edition of the show, and in the “Automation meets IT” shared booth, which has attracted steady interest since 2015.

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SPS - Smart Production Solutions is an international trade show focused on electric automation. The event represents a key business and procurement platform for the sector. After the conversion of SPS 2020 into a fully digital format, SPS 2021 will be the next in-person edition of the fair. It will take place at Messe Nuremberg on 23 - 25 November. Over 1600 companies are expected to participate in the showcase, demonstrating the latest technology and integrated solutions.

Who can you meet there

The expo gathers the leaders in the automation industry but also gives a stage to medium-sized and small companies. More than 30% of all exhibitors come from abroad - mainly from Europe and Asia. They specialise in electric drive systems and components, control, interface and sensor technology, human-machine-interface, industrial communication, mechanical infrastructure, software and IT.

Past editions

What makes it special

SPS is widely appreciated for its information value. It gives an insight into the prominent trends in smart and digital automation. Professionals benefit from the broad range of innovations and current themes evident in the exhibition halls and at the supporting events. The trade show has 4 forum formats - Automation meets IT, VDMA, ZVEI and Exhibition Forum.

What is new for SPS IPC Drives 2021

One of the most notable topics during SPS 2021 will remain Industry 4.0. Its presence will be felt everywhere - in the special display areas, presentations and lectures. Arising challenges in production technologies will be given significant attention. More details, including the forum programme, will be announced later on.

Quick info

Organiser:Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Also called:SPS IPC Drives 2021
Frequency:every year
Next Edition:SPS 2022 
Sectors: Technologies | Automation | Electronics | Industrial equipment | Maintenance
Website:SPS - Smart Production Solutions
Visitors:Tickets for SPS
Exhibitors:Exhibitor registration
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Important facts

  • 1131 German exhibitors in 2018
  • 499 international exhibitors
  • 136,000 sq m of exhibition area
  • 47,546 German visitors
  • 18,154 international visitors
  • 98% of all visitors recommend SPS IPC Drives
  • 94% of them plan a consequent visit
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Messe Nuremberg location map

Messe Nuremberg

Messezentrum 1, Nurnberg, Germany
Coordinates: 49.41657 , 11.11252

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