This week the electronica fair took place in Munich and it was my first visit there and my very first exhibition visit with RECOM.
// First impressions
In my preparation for this exhibition I already found out that this fair is not a small one, but at the arriving I saw how huge it is in reality! I was very impressed (still impressed to be honest).
// The exhibition
The first day i had no meetings and I used it to take a walk around the exhibition and do purchasing. Normally i hate purchasing, browsing through the web, across websites, never sure if I’ve overseen something. Purchasing on exhibitions is the opposite – it’s fun! You can directly talk to the people of the company and they can show their products and can provide additional ideas to make the product better. Another reason for purchasing at electronica is that there are all who play a role in the market so you are able to do your purchasing stuff in 2 hours instead of a day of work.
// The exhibitors
The whole world enjoyed the electronica in Munich. Almost all global big players were there, except Xilinx was missing for some reason – if you know why, please leave a comment below! I would really like to know why they were not there!
A thing that I really liked, was that the US government helped smaller local companies to get there. There was a section with smaller companies from the US including an US lounge for meetings and talks.
// What was missing
Not much was missing for me, except a free Wi-Fi access for all. In times like these it’s not complicated to serve free Wi-Fi for all. I really wanted to tweet live from the exhibition but without Wi-Fi it’s a problem. There was a LAN – lounge but sadly my smartphone has no LAN-connector and starting my Netbook for every tweet is more than silly.
If you were also there please leave a comment below and share your experiences with us!