SPS - smart production solutions

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COVID-19 Event Update

SPS will occur between 08.11.2022 – 10.11.2022. The format of the event will be a face-to-face exhibition. The event will take place at Messe Nuremberg. The venue will feature stringent coronavirus prevention measures to ensure attendee safety. Among the implemented measures will be:  

  • Pre-registration is mandatory. Attendees must provide complete contact information during the process. The details to be included are the first and last name, home address, phone number, and email address. All ticket sales will take place online. Pre-registration is necessary for contact tracking purposes, such as in the case of a confirmed infection.  
  • A 3G entry regulation will be in place at the venue. Attendees with a valid ticket and a 3G document can enter the fair. A negative test result, recovery, or vaccination certificate are acceptable document forms. Participants must also avoid using physical greetings such as shaking hands. Through and frequent handwashing is mandatory for all attendants. Attendees can complete the task by visiting the exhibition grounds' sanitation stations.
  • In all exhibition centre indoor areas, participants must wear face masks. This rule is subject to three exceptions. Attendees may not wear masks while negotiating with exhibitors. They may also remove them in locations with fixed seating or standing arrangements. When there is a plexiglass hygiene barrier, they may also choose not to wear masks. In congested entrance and meeting areas, including outdoor ones, attendees must wear masks. In other outdoor areas, they do not need to wear masks. They can use the supplies found in central locations if they lose their face mask.
  • A rigorous sanitation policy will be in place at Messe Nuremberg. It will include the frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces and sanitary facilities. In all venue areas, attendants must maintain a social distance of 1.5 meters. The messe will install changes to assist attendees. The alternations will feature wider hallways, one-way traffic lanes, and reconfigured entrance areas. In the forum and conference areas, there will be new seating arrangements. Attendees will be reminded of the rule by digital guidance systems.

A Brief Overview of SPS

SPS (Smart Production Solutions) – formerly known as SPS IPC Drives – is held in Nuremberg, Germany and introduces trade visitors to the latest technological advancements made in the electric automation sector. Whether you’re manufacturing electronics or embedded systems, you’re in the perfect position to meet with significant buyers at this leading international trade show. Reach way beyond your regional markets and become a truly global force.

GETA ltd finds you the perfect hotel accommodation for trade fairs based on your business travel budget – it’s out mission to reduce costs and make work trips affordable for companies at all sizes and ability. We command a large network of hotels in Nuremberg and seek to position you near Messe Nuremberg and close to public transport connections, which reduce the effort and time you spend on commuting to SPS. Have your entire stay made to fit your needs and shave off expenses at the same time.

Why Your Visit Is Worth It

Having reached new heights, SPS has rebranded itself to reflect on its new industry relevance and we want to impress on you the economic advantages to exhibiting at this trade show. Have a look at the statistics from last edition to see the opportunities to grow your brand internationally:

  • 1600+ international exhibitors from 40+ countries showcased at the event;
  • 65,000+ international trade visitors made the trip;
  • 136,000 square metres of exhibition space used;
  • 170+ special presentations
  • 30 guided tours.

Industry Relevance

The SPS - Smart Production Solutions – rebrand opens up a new chapter for a long-running show that has been a driver for innovation in electronics manufacture for over three decades. The annual event has taken place at Messe Nuremberg since 1997, whereas the inaugural edition was run at the exhibition centre in Sindelfingen the year before. Until recently, the trade show operated under the name SPS IPC DRIVES, because of the tree main themes to its product portfolio – industrial PC, electric drives and programmable logic controllers. However, with the rise of automation the scope broadened to sensor technology, image processing systems, displays, automation systems, switch cubicles, mechanics, identification systems and more. Now SPS is the premier meeting point for supply and demand over the entire electronics value chain.

Who Are You Going to Meet?

SPS has been at the forefront of advancements made in electronics in service of German industry, but the trade show is steadily growing its international profile. A little over 30% of all exhibitors come from outside Germany with countries like Italy, Austria, China, the USA, Finland, France and Turkey having good numbers. For visitors, the ratio is a little lower with only 27% of visitors being foreign nationals. Part innovation hub – part procurement program, SPS attracts buyers and experts alike who have purchasing power and play role in decision making at their companies.

Past editions

SPS - smart production solutions 2021

23.11.2021 - 25.11.2021

SPS - smart production solutions

Cancelled due to Covid-19

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


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How to get to SPS - smart production solutions

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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

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