Energy storage technologies get their own exhibition area at PCIM Europe 2013



From 14 - 16 May 2013 all the major companies in the field of power electronics will be presenting their latest innovations in Nuremberg. The future markets renewable energy, smart grid, energy efficiency and consumer electronics sectors will play a major role. Power electronics are of considerable importance as they are a key technology for many fields of application. New features for an established concept The exhibition will be held in halls 7 and 9 for the first time, to take into account the growing demand for space from existing exhibitors as well as an increasing number of new ones. In the last 3 years alone, the exhibition area of the PCIM Europe has grown by 30% and will reach 18,500 square meters this year. Also new is the second Forum, which will link together cross-sector topic areas and offer panel discussions, roundtables, short seminars and other highlights. In addition, this is where vendor presentations by exhibitors will take place as in past years. Accumulated knowledge on offer in seminars, tutorials and the conference Also the PCIM Conference targets the development of power electronics with regard to leading edge technologies such as solar and wind power, e-mobility and new materials. Six special sessions will highlight what the new drivers for these technologies are likely to be. Delegates can expect a total of more than 230 presentations and poster displays in over 40 sessions, providing a comprehensive overview of the most up-to-date power electronics topics. Experts from leading companies as well as representatives from colleges and research institutes will be revealing their latest findings. Highlights at the beginning of each conference day will be the three keynote speeches on: "HVDC - State of the art and future trends", "New Generation of Traction Drives based on SiC Power Components" and "High-density Fast-transient Voltage Regulator Module", led by first rate speakers from Siemens, ALSTOM and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Comprehensive Seminar and Tutorial Program Six seminars and ten tutorials will offer delegates on the two days prior to the conference the opportunity to educate themselves about particular power electronics topics. These will be led by specially invited internationally renowned industry experts who will be able to speak on the issues in their own specialist area. PCIM Europe 2013