Embedded World defies the coronavirus

February 27, 2020 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Embedded World defies the coronavirus
In contrast to other major events such as the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Embedded World is taking place in Nuremberg. However, participation is visibly lower.

Whereas last year 1117 exhibitors crowded the Nuremberg exhibition halls, this year there is a clear and visible decline - for fear of exposing themselves to the virus by participating in the event and possibly even contributing to its spread, numerous exhibitors had cancelled their participation in the run-up to the exhibition, including practically all major semiconductor manufacturers. The exhibition management had therefore reduced the number of halls. Hall 5 had not been used at all; the exhibitors booked for this hall had been distributed to other halls. Nevertheless, large gaps were visible everywhere.

Not the usual crush: The entrance area shortly after 09:00 AM

According to the Exhibition Management, 930 exhibitors had still come to the fair; however, in view of the large gaps in the halls, this figure should be treated with caution. In addition, some companies, such as Vector Industries, had already set up their stands, but then cancelled their participation at very short notice. These companies are likely to be listed as "present" in the balance sheet of the trade fair organizer. The trade fair management did not want to give any information about the number of participants. However, it was obvious that there had been a massive drop in interest from this side as well.

The lonely crowd: Robot seeking someone to greet

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