German engineers continue to value conferences and exhibitions, so it’s good to see Hüthig expand its conference programme with the announcement that elektronik journal will – in cooperation with the VDMA (The German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) – hold a medical electronics congress (www.medizin-elektronik-kongress.de) in Munich, Germany on February 1st and 2nd, 2017. Billed as something very different from the traditional congress for design engineers, this event aims to be a “summit meeting” for executive managers in the medical electronics community. Attendees will particularly be able to benefit from the opportunities to network along the entire medical electronics value chain.

In another announcement, elektronik journal’s sister publication AUTOMOBIL-ELEKTRONIK has announced that their automotive event, often called the “Ludwigsburg congress”, will be held on 27th and 28th June 2017 (unsurprisingly the conference will again be held in Ludwigsburg). This will be the 21st year for this event, which has built a reputation for attracting some of the leading figures in automotive electronics, who provide high-quality keynotes and papers.