03 Nov, 2022 / BY Neil Sharp

Electronica has returned after a 4 year break! Should you go?

Electronica is one of the world's largest electronics trade fairs and a popular meeting hub for the sector’s key players. The event takes place every two years in Messe München, Germany and it’s back for the first time since 2018.

Electronica is one of the sector's most important European events and hosts the entire constellation of players in the sector, from component designers and contract manufacturers to those who offer systems, applications and service solutions. 

Will it be as big as it was?

In 2018 the event pulled in over 80,000 visitors and over 3000 exhibitors. The number of tweets from companies exhibiting this year increases daily and there seems to be a 'buzz' about the show from those within the industry. Whether or not the event attracts the same level of visitors post-COVID-19 remains to be seen but the signs are looking positive. There will be unique opportunities for networking, window shopping, and touching base with hundreds of like-minded delegates including many different suppliers and contract manufacturers. 

What to expect

A lot has happened since the last show. Now in 2022, following Cop26, and in the midst of urgent warnings about climate change, the event has acquired fresh relevance in the calendar for companies with pressing sustainability agendas.

Electronica 2022 promises to highlight topics such as e-mobility, smart energy, power electronics, IIoT, and artificial intelligence, showcasing the industry’s cutting-edge response to shifting global demand in an era of opportunity.  As the organisers say on their website:

“Electronics already determine most of our lives, and their influence will increase even more in the future. Only at Electronica can you experience how applications from the fields of industrial electronics, telecommunications, energy and EV are preparing for the "All Electric Society".

There will be exhibitors from every sub-sector of the electronics industry from at least 50 countries around the world. You can keep track of who will be there on this regularly updated 2022 exhibitor list.

In 2022, Electronica will also host four conferences with expert speakers at each that give visitors a chance to hear and ask questions about the latest developments in Automotive, Embedded, Medical Electronics and Wireless sectors across the world.

What do visitors and exhibitors say?

“For me, what makes Electronica special is its industry and application relevance. There are currently lots of competing trends in the public sphere. However, the importance of electronics for digitalization, for networking with the Internet of Things, and for new transmission standards is rarely examined in any detail. It is at electronica. Users and decision-makers interact with experts from trade and the industry, making the challenges and technical solutions more tangible.” -

Torsten Janwlecke, President of Device Connectors division, PHOENIX CONTACT, Germany.

Why should you attend?

Trade shows like Electronica provide a valuable opportunity for meeting a number of suppliers and contract electronics manufacturers (CEMs), all in one place.  The neutral setting makes it an even playing field. You can talk to CEMs about your outsourcing needs, and they can explain how their skills and capabilities can help you. 

By meeting potential partners face-to-face you’ll also get an initial sense of whether a provider is the right “fit” for your business. Fit is a vital ingredient for a long and successful partnership. But if you are looking to assess new suppliers in this way, it’s important you consider what your perfect CEM provider looks like before attending any show and have a list of questions ready that you need answering.

Will ESCATEC be there? 

Several of our European team will be visiting the show over the four-day period. If you would like to learn more about our global design and manufacturing capabilities or have a specific project you require support with, please get in touch with us here so we can arrange to meet. And of course, the coffee is on us!

Where is Electronica taking place?

Electronica 2022 will take place at the Trade Fair Centre, Messe München, Germany


From Tuesday 15th to Friday 18 November 2022

The opening hours for the visitors are as follows:



 Tue.–Thur. Nov. 15–17, 2022


 Fri. Nov. 18, 2022


How to get tickets

Tickets start from EUR 35.00 for a single day pass and can be booked here

How to get there?

By car:

The trade-fair grounds are located directly next to the A 94 freeway. Signage on the freeway will guide you to the appropriate Messe München parking areas.

By public transport:

The trade-fair grounds are located directly next to the two subway (U-Bahn) stops Messestadt West and Messestadt Ost of the line U2. For events at the Messe München Conference Center Nord, please exit at the stop Messestadt Ost.

From the airport:

Messe München is located 42 km south of Munich Airport. Shuttle buses, public transportation and taxis take you directly to the exhibition center.

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Written by Neil Sharp

Neil has over 25 years’ experience in Electronics Manufacturing Services and Component Distribution. During his career, Neil has held a range of leadership positions in sales, marketing, and customer service. Neil is currently part of the ESCATEC Senior Management Team and is responsible for setting and delivering the overall Group Marketing strategy. Neil heads up the marketing department and is responsible for both the strategy and the implementation of innovative marketing campaigns designed to deliver high quality content to those seeking outsourcing solutions.