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Sensor + Test's 2025 edition will be held between 06.05.2025 and 08.05.2025. The latest live edition of the trade fair will be held in Messe Nuremberg.

A Brief Overview of SENSOR + TEST 

SENSOR + TEST, as the name suggests, dedicates itself to the technological strides made in the testing and measuring technology with a wide application across numerous fields. The main focus of the international trade show falls on electronics and real time and embedded systems, which make their debut in Nuremberg, Germany. The professional audience that attends this event consists of decision makers, who make it their priority to make purchases. 

To make your work trip work in your favour, you need a business travel booking that’s tailored only to your needs alone. What GETA ltd does is take your specifications and run them through our system. We look for an ideal price range, a suitable location close to either the fair’s grounds or an underground station with direct links to it and quality of service, and then select top hotel offers. All you have to do is pick one and we’ll book your accommodation. Your hotel reservation for SENSOR + TEST locates you within a short distance from Messe Nuremberg and connects you to public transport. You make savings and benefit from a top location. Complete your business trip with our many travel services. GETA ltd helps out with airport transfers, building booths and rent-a-cars. 

Why Your Visit Is Worth It 

We want to highlight the fact that SENSOR + TEST is a highly specialised trade show, which has a strategic advantage when it comes to meeting qualified sales leads. The event attracts a targeted audience with serious intention to buy. This translates to less direct competition and a higher concentration of invested buyers. Take a look at the data from last edition: 

  • 500+ international exhibitors from 30+ countries showcased at the event;
  • 7800+ international trade visitors made the trip;
  • 22,000+ square metres of exhibition space used. 

Industry Relevance 

SENSOR + TEST is an annual trade show that’s been hosted at Messe Nuremberg since 1982 to great success and consistent growth through its near four-decade history. It’s considered to be the leading platform for procurement and innovation in the sensors, measuring and testing fields. 

The trade show presents the entire technological spectrum under one roof with a product portfolio that features measuring cells, measuring devices, semiconductors, test equipment, calibrators, micro actuators, micro-switches and nikro pumps among others. We also must emphasise on the scientific aspect of the event as there are several congresses happening simultaneously (Sensor, Opto and IRS ²) and the support program features a highly well-regarded VDI / VDE Expert Forum alongside the popular AMA Innovation Award. 

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

Jumping onto the scientific aspect of the show, SENSOR + TEST reports that 57% of trade visitors are employed in research, development and construction, and their main interest is to take notes on cutting-edge solutions and innovations. Nevertheless, we would still like to point out that this is a cross-border procurement platform and 91% of all visitors do have a say in making purchases for their companies. As far as branch breakdown goes, you meet with representatives from medical engineering, consulting, machinery and plant construction, the automotive sector and other electrical industries. 

Additional Value of Attendance 

The SENSOR+TEST trade fair boasts an impressive programme of events within its larger frame as well as one massive professional conference that runs parallel to the event. We’re talking about the SMSI (Sensor and Measurement Science International) Conference, which offers a unique and highly useful opportunity for professionals from all over the world to discuss new technologies at length. 

Under the scientific leadership of Ulrich Schmid (TU Vienna), Michael Heizmann (KIT), and Klaus-Dieter Sommer (TU Ilmenau), the SMSI conference brings together top representatives that work in research, science, and industry. The conference is built around three thematic pillars: 

  • The Sensor Technology congress pillar focuses on sensor principles, materials and process technologies, electronic sensor interfaces, a wide variety of application areas, and in 2023 will also integrate the IRS² satellite conference in the field of infrared sensor technology.
  • The Measurement congress pillar will focus on IoT-relevant and networked measurement systems, advanced measurement approaches, AI approaches in measurement, and the science of measurement and its applications.
  • The Metrology congress pillar addresses, among other topics, the revised SI (international system of units), metrology in the digital age, advanced calibration approaches and testing methods, and metrology in regulation and standards. 

If your organisation is in need of fresh blood, then SENSOR+TEST provides exhibitors and other enterprises to find new recruits thanks to the fair’s Career Centre and Job Lounge. Many are still in drastic need of young, talented engineers and SENSOR+TEST has in essence become a thriving hub for young specialists with precise specialisation in sensor, measuring and testing technology to find suitable positions and receive guidance on their next steps. 

The Career Center is most useful in this regard as it offers free services for engineers and scientists that help them plan out their career and learn effective strategies on creating immaculate, winning job applications. Participants have a chance to receive career coaching from beratungsgruppe wirth + partner (true experts in HR) every half hour between 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. 

The Outlook for 2023 

With just a few months left before the highly anticipated return of SENSOR+TEST in 2023, there’s already an excited buzz in the air as preparations enter their final stages. Scheduled for May 09th – May 11th, this edition marks the proper restart of the trade fair since the pandemic. Over 350 exhibitors are expected to participate in the Innovation Dialog, showcasing their latest cutting-edge innovations in the field. 

With the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions worldwide, there is a renewed interest among international exhibitors to participate in the event. Organisers expect a considerable turnout from overseas, especially from Switzerland and the UK. The organisers are also thrilled to announce that a delegation of companies from China will be present at the fair. Of course, that’s just the beginning! There’s more to discover, learn, connect and do at SENSOR+TEST 2023.

Past editions


11.06.2024 - 13.06.2024





Exhibitor countries


of exhibitors from abroad

+/- 5 000


5 500+

m2 of event space





Edition was held digital to prevent the fast spread of COVID-19.


Total Exhibitors


Total Visitors


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How to get to SENSOR + TEST

On Foot

On Foot

Nuremberg Airport – not advisable

Nuremberg Central Station – 1 hr via Allersberger Strasse


By Car

Nuremberg Airport – 30 mins via B4R

Nuremberg Central Station – 10 mins via Münchener Strasse


By Public Transport

Nuremberg Airport – 30 mins via U-Bahns U2 and U1

Nuremberg Central Station – 10 mins via U-Bahn U1