electronica China | April 14–16
China’s largest trade fair for electronic components, systems, applications and solutions is set to be staged at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in April. Together with productronica China, last year’s electronica China 2020 shrunk a little but still played host to over 1,300 exhibitors. It is safe to forecast intercontinental attendance will fall, and the event will rely mainly on domestic support. This year’s theme is ‘Connecting everything – smart, safe and secure.’ Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in new products across a diverse range of pavilions including semiconductors, embedded systems, displays, sensor technology, test and measurement, electronic design, passive components, electromechanics, power supplies, automotive solutions and wireless networks. Participating companies include Fujitsu, Huawei, STMicroelectronics, Renesas, Bosch, and Murata, to name just a few. Visit the relevant website in Chinese and English, or download an event factsheet.
Mobile World Congress | June 28–1 July
If you’re looking to gain insights into the mobile communications industry, then Mobile World Congress (MWC) is compelling. MWC Barcelona 2020 organised by GSMA, was cancelled for 2020 due to the pandemic and is now slated to be held at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via in the summer. Of course, it is debatable whether this event will remain in-person, move virtual or opt for a hybrid model. For updates, visit the event website.
Of course, sister event MWC Los Angeles is another behemoth that is impossible to ignore. However, other shows such as Smart Cities Connect, IWCE, and ConnectX are also appealing depending on the solutions being sold. Planned for the LA Convention Centre between October 26 – 28, MWC LA publishes more details on this separate website.
KubeCon | October 12–15
KubeCon, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference, virtually gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in mid-October. You can expect to jo in CoreDNS, Envoy, Fluentd, Harbor, Helm, Jaeger, Kubernetes, Prometheus, Rook, TiKV and others for four days to further the education and advancement of Cloud-native computing. The full programme is available here. KubeCon Europe 2021 happens between 4–7 May and details for that show are presented here.