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Pressinvitation to Elmia Subcontractor 12-15 nov 2019

Press release   •   Oct 25, 2019 10:36 BST

Elmia Subcontractor 2019

Coming megatrends. The rapid development of new technologies. A changing global market. As Scandinavia’s biggest event for the manufacturing industry, Elmia Subcontractor directs the pace towards a strong future. Welcome to an encounter with the industry and its future!

New technologies, vehicle electrification, connected factories and disruptive materials. Developments in the subcontracting industry are happening faster than ever, and the list of new requirements, challenges and opportunities faced by the companies involved is long. In keeping with its motto of “Business unusual”, Elmia Subcontractor takes a comprehensive grasp of the industry’s current situation and future.

“No one can have missed the fact that the pace of development within the manufacturing industry has never been faster than it is now,” says Gabriella Banehag, fair manager of Elmia Subcontractor. She cites the automotive industry as one example.

“It’s undergoing the transformation to a totally new energy source, which is affecting the entire supply chain. That change – involving new suppliers, new components and connected supply chains – is very clear at this year’s fair, both at the exhibition stands and in our stage programme.”

To give an overall view of what is happening in all sectors of the manufacturing industry and to inspire further development, several specific arenas have been set up inside the exhibition halls.

- Subcontractor InnoDex presents innovations in materials and designs from around the world, this year focusing on disruptive materials. This is complemented by speeches and discussions on the arena’s own stage.

- IoT Arena exhibits real-life cases of smart connected solutions within the industry. A number of the companies behind the projects are participating in discussions on the arena’s stage, and the suppliers involved are exhibiting in the surrounding stands.

- The fair’s news studio Subcontractor Direct has a packed stage programme every day, with discussions and debates on the industry’s hottest topics. Volkswagen, Scania, Husqvarna, Volvo and Veoneer are some of the companies present.

- Pop-Up Expo is a mini-exhibition of new, smart suppliers (Tues-Weds) who are also participating in the matchmaking event Subcontractor Connect. This exciting segment broadens the fair’s offering and is of great interest to purchasing companies.

Once again, welcome. To business unusual.

Find the complete programme here

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For more information contact Gabriella Banehag, fair manager, tel.+46 36 15 20 43

Highlights from the Daily Program

Tuesday 12th of November

11.30–12.00 EcoSwing: World's first superconducting light weight wind turbine generator — on a large-scale commercial wind turbine

Speaker: Dr. Markus Bauer, THEVA Dünnschichttechnik GmbH, Ismaning, Germany

Subcontractor InnoDex, Hall C

02.30 -02:45 pm Advanced fiber optic sensing systems for high demanding applications

Speaker: Aziza Sudirman, Proximion AB

Subcontractor IoT Arena, hall D


Wednesday 13th of November

12.30–13.00 Magnetic shape memory technology on its way from lab to market

Speaker: Dr. Markus Laufenberg, ETO MAGNETIC GmbH, Stockach, Germany

Subcontractor Innodex, Hall C

02:00-02:15 pm BLE Development with Bluetooth 5.1 and beyond

Speaker: Berndt Blitzner, Rutronik

Subcontractor IoT Arena, hall D

Thursday 14th of November

12.00–12.30 The Biomaterial Age - Big Cellulose Printing

Speaker: Javier Gomez Fernandez, Singapore University of Technology and Design SUTD

Subcontractor Innodex, Hall C

10:30-10:45 IoT, wireless technologies and the regulatory landscape

Speaker: Joaquin Gomez Serrano, UL Consumer Technology Division

Subcontractor IoT Arena, hall D

Friday 15th of November

10.30–11.00 Cellulose Printing, 4D Textiles, 3D Printed Electronics: Multimaterial Solutions for Additive Manufacturing

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Sascha Peters, Haute Innovation, Berlin, Germany

Subcontractor Innodex, Hall C

12.30–13.00 Will robots be doing our hiring in the future?

Meet Tengai – the world’s first physical and social AI interview robot

Presenter: Elin Öberg Mårtenzon, CEO Tengai AB

Subcontractor Direct, Hall D


Elmia Subcontractor brings together the manufacturing industry’s experts under one and the same roof. With 1,200 exhibitors from about 30 countries, unique conditions are created for business development and profitable deals.


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