PCIM Asia Postpones Date to November, Stays with In-Person Format

July 16, 2020 by Shannon Cuthrell

PCIM Asia’s parent company, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, announced the popular power electronics industry trade show will be postponed from July to November.

While PCIM Europe decided to go the virtual route, the organizers of PCIM Asia are keeping the event in-person, scheduled for November in Shanghai.

PCIM Europe 2020 was held digitally last week, but the organizers of the Asian edition of the conference are sticking to their plan to hold this year’s event live and in-person in Shanghai. They have, however, pushed back the date by four months in the interim.


PCIM Asia 2020 event graphic
PCIM Asia 2020 event graphic (Source: PCIM Asia via LinkedIn)


PCIM Asia’s parent company, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, announced that the popular power electronics industry trade show, originally scheduled for July 1 to July 3, will be postponed to November 16 to November 18. Organizers still plan to hold the event at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. 

The company stated in the announcement that the decision to postpone the event by four months is “due in part to disruptions to international travel resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak.” 

As of July 9, there are 721 confirmed coronavirus cases and seven deaths in Shanghai, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University. Last month, city officials unveiled a policy to quarantine all travelers from mid- to high-risk areas for two weeks. China remains under a “Do Not Travel” advisory by the U.S. Department of State, and foreign nationals entering the U.S. who have been to China in the past 14 days are not allowed entry back into the country. 


Image courtesy of PCIM Asia. 

PCIM Asia is part of an international series of events under the PCIM (Power Conversion, Intelligent Motion) brand. PCIM Europe 2020 canceled its in-person event—originally planned for May in Nuremberg, Germany—and decided to bring the program online instead. The digital event was held from July 7 to July 8. 

Like PCIM Europe, PCIM Asia will highlight the latest research and industry developments in power electronics, intelligent motion, and renewable energy applications. According to the event website, the 2020 program will feature 72 paper presentations, 10 invited speakers, eight talks, four poster sessions, three keynotes, a special session, and a tutorial. 

This year’s content falls under the overall theme “e-mobility and infrastructure,” focusing on trends such as system power density, electrical efficiency, reliability of components and systems, and the cost-effectiveness of digital power electronics systems. 

The event is sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric, Smikron, Fuji Electric, and Infineon.