Nov 24, 2020 - Nov 26, 2020 
Important: SPS 2020 will take place digitally!
Messe Nuremberg, Nurnberg, Germany
Messezentrum 1

Smart Production Solutions is a globally renowned trade show for smart and digital automation. Up until 2018, the event was officially known as SPS IPC Drives but commonly referred to as SPS. The new name was formally introduced at the 30th-anniversary edition of the show in 2019. It reflects the focus on digitalisation and approach to Industry 4.0.

Per tradition, SPS 2020 will offer an unmatched market overview and business prospects. Exhibitors will showcase a range of future-oriented products and solutions. The exhibition covers 12 product and functional groups, including drive systems and components, mechanical infrastructure, IPCs, interface technology and power supplies and industrial communication.

The SPS has become an essential trend barometer for the industry. A busy schedule of supporting events completes the exposition. Forum-based product presentations and expert talks provide users and decision-makers with advanced knowledge. Guided tours explore topics such as machine learning and AI, product and machine simulation, industrial security in production, and cloud ecosystems.

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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 set on 24 - 26 November, 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 at the event

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.

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what makes this event special

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's new in this event edition

What is new for SPS IPC Drives 2020

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 2020
Frequency:every year
Sectors: Technologies / Automation / Electronics / Industrial equipment / Maintenance
Website:SPS - Smart Production Solutions 

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

next editions

SPS 2021

Nov 23, 2021 - Nov 25, 2021book now for 2021

SPS 2022

Dates are not known yet
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Messe Nuremberg

Messezentrum 1, Nurnberg, Germany
Coordinates: 49.41657, 11.11252

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