The just-concluded 2012 edition of Micronora once again proved its position as the international microtechnology and high-precision trade show, offering visitors the most technical, technological and innovative offerings on the market, whatever the user sector concerned. In addition, a rich program of conferences positioned Micronora as a place for training and business.
Despite a difficult economic climate, especially in the automotive sector, French and international customers (up 15% for the latter) continue to be project leaders. Indeed, the success of the show lies in the fact that microtechnology is playing an increasingly important role in global industry, and represents one of the most dynamic sectors. With countless fields of application and the ability to transfer technology from one sector to another, microtechnology is an undeniable asset that enables companies to diversify and open up new markets.
593 direct exhibitors (+ 5% / 2010) to which must be added 300 companies or brands represented.
34% foreign exhibitors, 39% national exhibitors and 27% regional exhibitors.
The number of visitors - 13,921 - was stable compared to previous editions.
However, exhibitors and visitors alike emphasized the quality of the contacts made, proving that in times of crisis, quality takes precedence over quantity, and that it's the decision-makers with real needs who come to the show.
Nearly 54% of visitors came to discover exhibitors' new products, and nearly 30% came to find solutions for a specific project.
Last but not least, it is important to note that visitors are equally interested in all the activities represented by the microtechnology sector, with a slight advantage for machining.
MICRONORA 2012 highlights
Focus on "Laser technologies and their industrial applications
Organized in partnership with the Pôle des Microtechniques de Franche-Comté and the Club Laser & Procédés (CLP), the Laser zoom brought together 39 companies on six thematic islands in a 300m² area at the heart of the show.
Booths staffed by specialists and engineering students, as well as a conference program, put the spotlight on the laser market and its various industrial applications.
The 8th European Micro and Nanotechnology Technology Meeting
Scheduled face-to-face meetings to initiate partnerships
110 participants, including 80 companies / 360 targeted meetings, including 68% transnationals.
10 different nationalities: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA.
Nearly 60 conferences were scheduled on the following themes:
- GIMEF / IPV-CETIM technical conferences
- Micro-nanotechnology conferences
- Microtechniques cluster / Plastipolis cluster conferences
- Zoom laser conferences