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SPS 2022: Diverse innovations and a top-class presentation program

20 Oct 2022

From 8 to 10 November 2022, the leading exhibition for smart and digital automation in Nuremberg will be offering the latest innovations and a diverse program of presentations on the latest topics in the industry, as well as a subject talk by Minister President Dr. Markus Söder.


Two weeks before the start of the exhibition, a good 1,000 companies have confirmed their attendance (30% of which are international) and will use the opportunity to present their product innovations, maintain existing business contacts and make new ones.

Visitors to the exhibition will be able to discover solutions from all areas of automation: drive and control technology, sensor technology, power supply, and mechanical infrastructure, as well as software and IT in manufacturing. In addition to market leaders such as Siemens, Phoenix Contact, Rittal, Beckhoff and Bosch Rexroth, a large number of specialized SMEs and innovative start-ups will also be presenting their products and services to the entire industry.

Interested parties can also look forward to an exciting program of presentations at the exhibition forum in Hall 5 and the Technology Stage powered by the trade associations VDMA/ZVEI in Hall 3, with the exhibition forum offering a platform for showcasing product innovations and the Technology Stage focusing on expert talks and panel discussions on current issues in automation.

Program highlights include, for example:

  • ZVEI Show-Case PCF@Control Cabinet – The feasibility of ZVEI’s DPP4.0-concept for a Digital Product Passport (technical lecture, Tue. 8 Nov., 09:40 a.m., C.E.T.)
  • Status and news about OPC UA – the world’s secure, interoperability solution (expert talk, Tue. 8 Nov., 2:00 p.m., C.E.T.)
  • Opportunities and challenges for drive technology as a result of digitalization and sustainability (panel discussion, Tue. 8 Nov., 3:15 p.m., C.E.T.)

An additional highlight of the event will be the subject talk by Bavarian Minister President Dr. Markus Söder, which will be broadcast live at 9:30 a.m. (C.E.T.) on Wednesday 9 November. This will focus on current topics from the worlds of business and politics, such as digitalization in Germany, as well as the significance of trade fairs for Germany as a business location after two years of pandemic.

This year, for the first time, the SPS will have a supplementary digital program. With the “SPS on air”, participants will be able to find information online about the exhibited products, contact suppliers directly, stream the program of lectures from the Technology Stage, and connect with other experts.

For tickets, further information about the event, and the complete presentation program, visit the website

About Mesago Messe Frankfurt
Mesago, founded in 1982 and located in Stuttgart, specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. The company belongs to the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally and is not tied to a specific venue. With around 150 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, conference delegates and speakers from all over the world. Numerous trade associations, publishing houses, scientific institutes and universities work with Mesago closely as advisers, co-organizers and partners. (

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
The Messe Frankfurt Group is one of the world’s leading trade fair, congress and event organisers with their own exhibition grounds. With a workforce of 2,200 people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 28 subsidiaries, it organises events around the world. As in the previous year, annual sales for 2021 were significantly lower owing to the COVID-19 pandemic: approximately €154 million compared with Group sales as high as €736 million in pre-pandemic 2019. We serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. Sustainable business practices are a central pillar in our corporate strategy and strike a healthy balance between ecological and economic interests, social responsibility and diversity. Another of Messe Frankfurt’s strengths is its powerful and closely knit global sales network, which covers around 180 countries in all regions of the world. Our comprehensive range of services, both onsite and online, ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organizing, and running their events. We are using our digital expertise to develop new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel, and food services.
With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).
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