LOPE-C 2013 – Industry leaders have signed up

26.03.2013 | id:18808

LOPE-C, International Conference and Exhibition  for the Organic and Printed Electronics Industry, takes place in Munich from June 11 to 13. The most important international companies from the materials, equipment, production and applications sectors will be participating. During the three-day conference, international speakers, amongst others from Audi, Thin Film Electronics and the University of Manchester, will present the latest developments on the market.

Printed electronics is increasingly moving into mass market applications. Already today, it is used for solar cells, sensors, keyboards, displays or smart objects. The annual exchange of information, ideas and experience between user industries, manufacturers and research & development at LOPE-C is one of the most important factors in further advancing flexible printed electronics and bringing it to mass-producible market maturity. Over 1,500 participants attended the leading industry gathering for organic and printed electronics in Munich last year. Of these, as many as 93 percent indicated that they plan to visit LOPE-C again in 2013. The online visitor registration for the exhibition and conference is now open at http://www.lope-c.com/en/tickets_and_registration/

Based on current registrations, around 100 international companies are expected to showcase their ready-to-market products, manufacturing processes and the development of new materials, manufacturing facilities and research results at LOPE-C from June 12 to 13, 2013. The most important key players along the entire value chain have already registered, among others (in  alphabetical order): 3D-Micromac, Acreo, Agfa-Gevaert, Elantas Beck, Exakt Advanced Technologies, Ceradrop, Heraeus Precious Metals, Holst Centre, Kroenert, Merck Chemicals, Norbert Schläfli Maschinen, PolyIC and Thin Film Electronics.

Featuring as a special highlight at the exhibition is the Demo Line. The companies Bosch-Rexroth, Coatema, DuPont Teijin Films, Felix Schoeller, Fujifilm Dimatix, NovaCentrix and Xenon will be showing the production of functional demonstrators live at the LOPE-C - new electronics for all participants to take home. The Demo Line is an initiative of the OE-A Working Group 'Upscaling Production' with support from TU Darmstadt and Fraunhofer ENAS, Chemnitz.

The three-day conference from June 11 to 13 is the most important industry platform with representatives from research, development and industry on an international level. It is the largest and most comprehensive business and technical conference for printed electronics, divided into five segments: The Plenary Session, the Business Conference, the Technical Conference, the Scientific Conference and the Short Courses. About 190 international speakers will be giving lectures or holding round-table discussions. In 2010, scientists from the University of Manchester were awarded the Nobel Prize for  Physics for basic experiments with the two-dimensional material graphene. In the plenary sessions, Dr. Irina Grigorieva, Director of the University of Manchester North West Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre  and member of the Nobel Prize-team, will give a lecture on "Graphene: The Magic of Flat Carbon". Stephan Berlitz, Head of Lighting Technology of German car manufacturer Audi, will give an insight into the requirements and first experiences with this technology in the automotive sector from a user's perspective. The topic of his lecture is: "OLED - Challenges for automotive lighting". Other conference speakers include Wolfgang Mildner, Director of PolyIC and Dr Davor P. Sutija, CEO of Thin Film Electronics.

For more details on the exhibition and conference, go to www.lope-c.com.

View impressions from LOPE-C 2012 (with printable artwork) at http://media.messe-muenchen.de/LOPE-C/ :

LOPE-C (Large-area, Organic & Printed Electronics Convention) is the leading international conference and exhibition for printed electronics in the high-tech business location of Munich. LOPE-C highlights current trends, presents innovative products, points to market opportunities for industry and promotes the development of new materials, manufacturing processes and applications across a wide range of industry sectors. Due to its integration into the global network of Messe München and backing by the industry association OE-A, participants in LOPE-C benefit from the organizers' edge when it comes to know-how and the presence of the international industry community. LOPE-C is organized jointly by the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) and Messe München GmbH. In 2012, about 1,500 participants from 46 countries attended the conference and exhibition. The event featured more than 100 exhibitors from 17 countries and 189 conference speakers from 27 countries. www.lope-c.com

About Messe München International (MMI)
Managing close to 40 trade expositions for industrial, consumer goods, and new technology in Munich alone, Messe München International (MMI) is one of the world's leading exposition companies. More than 30,000 exhibitors from over 100 countries, and more than two million visitors from over 200 countries participate in the events at the Munich Trade Fair Center, the ICM – International Congress Center Munich, and at the M,O,C, Event and Order Center every year. The leading international trade shows by Messe München International are FKM-certified, meaning that exhibitor and visitor numbers as well as exhibit space data are evaluated according to uniform standards and attested by an independent auditor. In addition, MMI manages trade expositions in Asia, Russia, the Mid East, and South America. MMI operates a global network with six foreign subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, as well as more than 60 foreign representations, covering more than 90 countries worldwide. As an internationally active company, Messe München International is dedicated to endorsing sustainability and environmental protection. It was the first ever trade show center to be certified by TÜV SÜD as an "Energy Efficient Business".

The OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) was founded in December 2004 and is the leading international industry association for organic and printed electronics. The OE-A represents the entire value chain of this emerging industry. Our members are world-class global companies and institutions, ranging from R&D institutes, component and material suppliers to producers and end-users. More than 210 companies from Europe, North America, Asia and Australia are working together in the OE-A to promote the establishment of a competitive production infrastructure for organic and printed electronics. The OE-A is a working group within the German Engineering Federation (VDMA). www.oe-a.org

Press contact:
Messe München GmbH
Bettina Schenk
Trade Fair PR Manager
81823 München
Phone: +49 89 949 21475
Fax: +49 89 949 97 21475
Email: bettina.schenk@messe-muenchen.de

OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association)
A working group within VDMA
Dr. Klaus Hecker
Managing Director
Lyoner Straße 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: + 49 69 6603 1336


Verstraelen, Sophie Isabel
Verstraelen, Sophie Isabel