SMTconnect Meet & Treat event greeted with enthusiasm

With the return of physical events in Germany, the SMTconnect Meet & Treat held their on-site event on 16 November in Munich. The event, launched in 2019, was met once again with enthusiasm by the industry players, who have missed face-to-face encounters over the last two years.

A platform to meet personally, talk intensively, exchange ideas creatively: the Meet & Treat event continued its series of focus presentations with the EMS Special aimed at those working in the electronic manufacturing services. With almost 30 guests, the event concentrated on providing the latest market data and analysis, as well as networking opportunities for those present. With only senior management present, the arena was set for high-caliber discussions. 

The exciting keynote talk entitled “EMS Europa – next generation” given by Dieter G. Weiss, known internationally for his market studies and analysis of the European EMS industry provided projections and impulses for the future of the industry. 

Dieter G. Weiss, in4ma: “The Meet & Treat event today brought together CEOs from well-known European EMS. In my presentation, I addressed forecasts for the market in addition to the latest market data for the European EMS industry. There was a great, open exchange which demonstrated that re-localization to Europe is indeed taking place.

Guests, which included CEO from companies such as Zollner Elektronik, PRETTL electronics, GPV and cms electronics, enjoyed the opportunity to gather information at a live event and discuss the topics moving the industry in detail. 

Anthula Parashoudi, Vice President SMTconnect, explains: “The event shows the need for in-person encounters. Providing a platform such as this for the industry enables key players to creatively discuss solutions for the technological challenges of the future. I’m delighted that the exchange among participants was so lively and that this successful format is one we can continue.” 

SMTconnect will be held in Nuremberg from 10 – 12 May 2022. More information is available at