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The International Printed Circuit & APEX South China Fair (HKPCA & IPC Show), one of the world's biggest PCB and electronics assembly trade shows, returns this December on a bigger scale.
To be held from December 2–4, 2015, at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center in China, the 2015 HKPCA & IPC Show will cover Halls 1, 2 and 4 to house more than 2,500 booths and over 500 exhibitors.
With the theme “Global Event. Global Vision,” HKPCA & IPC Show 2015 will feature, among others, a "Smart Automation Pavilion," which will be launched in line with the developments of Industry 4.0. This will provide attendees and delegates an opportunity to leverage on automated equipment to improve their production efficiency and create a truly intelligent production facility.
A three-day International Conference will feature global experts and luminaries to discuss a series of the hottest topics in the industry right now, such as environmental protection and energy conservation, and intelligent automation, as well as future market trends.
Other popular events such as the Technical Forum and the Hand Soldering Competition will continue to provide delegates plenty of educational and networking opportunities.
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Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
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I-Connect007 Editorial Team
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