Technical Article

EMV 2019: International Trade Fair with Workshops

May 05, 2019 by Roland R. Ackerman

This article highlights EMC EMV 2019 for international trade fair with workshops for electromagnetic compatibility with total of 121 exhibiting companies.

First-Class Business and Networking Platform for EMCEMV 2019, the 31-year-old international trade fair with workshops for electromagnetic compatibility, was once again proving to be a pioneering platform for the industry in Stuttgart. The event from 19 - 21 March 2019 convinced with a broad product and service portfolio at the trade fair, a multi-faceted forum program as well as state-of-the-art, practice-oriented expert knowledge in the workshops.

For the first time, the organiser, Mesago Messe Frankfurt, also launched a so-called Career Center - a platform for jobs and careers where exhibitors presented their current job offers and visitors to the fair had the opportunity to take advantage of individual career advice. “EMV” is rightly regarded as the leading trade fair for electromagnetic compatibility. This was once again underlined at the Stuttgart venue this year. A total of 121 German and (more than one third) international exhibiting companies presented their products and services on an exhibition area of more than 4,200 square metres and were extremely satisfied. In 2019, EMV was once again the meeting place for EMC specialists with the power to make decisions. 2,779 trade visitors informed themselves about the latest developments in the field of EMC laboratories, measuring and testing systems, simulation software and high-frequency technology. In addition to long-standing exhibitors such as AR Deutschland GmbH, EMCO Elektronik GmbH, Gauss Instruments GmbH, Phoenix Testlab GmbH and Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG, visitors also found several newcomers, including Acal BFi Germany GmbH, Audivo GmbH, Kreutz EMC and Ntrium Inc.


“Plenary lecture on the topic “Radio Technologies in the Smart Home”

This year’s plenary lecture, which was open to all visitors free of charge, was given by Kai Kreuzer, Developer Evangelist in the Connected Home area at Deutsche Telekom AG. In his lecture, the founder and head of the open source projects openHAB and Eclipse SmartHome highlighted the possibilities and challenges of wireless technologies in the Smart Home. In addition to an overview of the various approaches, he gave detailed examples of some solutions. Authentication mechanisms were examined as well as possible attack scenarios. Integration with IP-based and other networks also played a central role.

Anyone who wanted to gain an overview of the innovations on offer could obtain specific information at the trade fair forum. The 20-minute product presentations by exhibitors and compact seminars, too, were open to all visitors and workshop participants. “EMV is a win-win situation for me. The fair is compact and everyone knows what the other companies offer. In combination with the workshops, the event is characterised by three components: Networking, further training and new trends”, is how Jens Greiner, Managing Director of aktivEngineering GmbH and visitor of EMV, sums up the event.


Comprehensive range of further training courses with practical relevance

Comprehensive range of further training courses with practical relevance

In parallel to the trade fair, 40 workshops with a total of 1,043 bookings took place, 29 of them in German and eleven in English. The workshops served as an individual training platform and offered the participants a varied and high-calibre programme with practical examples from everyday work in three-hour presentations, covering both basic and specialist knowledge. They dealt with topics such as legal requirements, modern analysis and measurement tools, physical fundamentals, measures to ensure EMC, technological trends and the resulting EMC requirements. The target groups for the workshops were mainly engineers in development and production, sales specialists and management as well as service providers in test laboratories. The following workshops were particularly popular:


  • “EMC knowledge for New Entrants and Career Changers”, Prof. Dr. Matthias Richter, Westsaechsische Hochschule Zwickau

  • “Determination of Uncertainty of Measurement Balances for Immunity Tests“, Dr. Bernd Jaekel, Siemens AG

  • “Electromagnetics and Compatibility Made Simple - Part 2: Power Distribution Design on Printed Circuit Boards”, Mark Montrose, Montrose Compliance Serv., Inc.


Overall, EMV 2019 once again proved to be the ideal platform for dialogue between users and experts. The trade fair confirmed its position as one of the leading European events in the field of electromagnetic compatibility.


About the Author

Roland R. Ackermann has been a technology journalist since 1957, covering electronics, engineering and manufacturing/automation. He has been a freelance journalist 1996, publishing work in Elektronik Journal, was editor in chief of Electronik Embedded System and verlagsweltMAGAZIN, and also wrote numerous articles in German and English publications and newspapers. He was a regular column writer in E&E Faszination Elektronik and is now a correspondent for Bodo's Power Systems. Ackermann holds talks at international venues, moderates panel discussions, and organizes events.


This article originally appeared in the Bodo’s Power Systems magazine.