electronica had a successful return this month as 70,000 visitors met again in person from November 15 to 18 in Munich, after previously being held virtually due to COVID-19.
As an event that has long been regarded as the ‘go-to’ place to gain insight into electronic technologies, it was great to see the show back in full force, with more than 2,100 exhibitors, of which 64% came from countries outside of Germany.
“electronica 2022 impressively confirmed its status as a world-leading trade fair and demonstrated once again that Munich is THE trade fair location for the international electronics industry,” commented Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, CEO of Messe München. “We are delighted that the number of visitors was only around 14% below the record result of 2018, and that the share of international visitors at around 54% was even higher than at the previous events—an outstanding result in these times. What’s more, according to the trade fair survey, our exhibitors and visitors were more satisfied with electronica this year than ever before.”
It may be surprising to exhibitors that the number of attendees were so high compared to the perception at the show, and this could be a result of the new layout which spread the visitors across more halls, rather than having everyone concentrated in a few popular halls, which gave an impression of less traffic to the visitors.
But with new record levels set for exhibitor and visitor satisfaction at this year’s show, we are pleased to report that the figures truly do represent the success of electronica, as the clients we spoke to at the show felt that the quality of the visitors was excellent and they were all very pleased with electronica 2022.
The next electronica will take place in Munich from November 12-15, 2024.