Large-area Organic and Printed Electronics Convention:LOPE-C 2011 sets new record

(Nanowerk News) LOPE-C, the premier conference and exhibition of the worldwide organic and printed electronics community, is steering towards a new record in 2011. More than 95 companies are expected to exhibit on the greatly expanded floorspace of 1,300 square meters at the Messe Frankfurt Forum, Germany.
Three months before the three-day event opens on June 28, 2011, the exhibition space booked is up by 20% compared to last year's (2010: 1,100 sqms). Numerous important exhibitors have booked larger spaces this year and there are plenty of companies exhibiting for the first time, among them Agfa, Konarka, printechnologics or KIMM, contributing to the substantial increase in exhibition space.
LOPE-C addresses the major econonimc trends and technological topics in the rapidly emerging organic and printed electronics industry. The latest progress in the hot topic "organic photovoltaics" will be showcased by numerous products. Another key theme is organic and printed electronics applications in the automotive industry: luminous OLED thinfilms, printed cost-effectively roll-to-roll are opening up vast new design dimensions for cockpit and interior designers.
The LOPE-C Exhibitor Forum, an integral part of the exhibition floor, offers visitors an exciting discussion platform where companies presenting their latest developments will be fielding questions from the audience.
Noted conference speakers reflect industry trends
Taking place 28 to 30 June 2011, the LOPE-C conference, with over 150 expert presentations by industry leaders and technologists, offers a unique insight into the latest achievements in organic and printed electronics.
The conference opens on 28 June with detail-packed, hands-on short courses and a Business Conference. Leading companies, such as Sumitomo Chemical (J), New Venture Partners (UK), Airbus (D) or Plastic Logic (D) will discuss market-entry strategies and commercial opportunities in organic and printed electronics.
Plenary presentations, opening the morning sessions, and featuring noted experts and business leaders, will alert the attendees to timely trend-setting topics. In the main technical conference leading companies, such as Plextronics, Solamer, PolyIC, 3M or Merck will introduce their latest R&D results and product developments in five parallel seminar tracks. Poster sessions and an Investors' Forum complete the LOPE-C conference program.
Source: VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau - German Engineering Federation)