Over 180 attendees from 12 countries came to the first IDTechEx Printed Electronics Asia conference and exhibition. The majority of delegates were from Japan, with many surprise attendances from major Japanese institutions getting involved in this exciting new topic.
In addition, delegates from Korea, China, Taiwan, Europe and North America came to learn from the 30 speakers including Sony, Konarka, Epson, Marubeni, Hitachi and Nokia.
Eighteen companies joined the IDTechEx hosted tours to visit companies such as Toppan Printing, Toppan Forms, Dai Nippon Printing, Hodogaya Chemical and The University of Tokyo. These tours provided exclusive insight into the companies' activities not easily available elsewhere.
Ben Patel of GE, who attended the tours, says: "I congratulate you for managing to offer the tour option, because I am sure that it could not have been easy to convince the Japanese to open their doors as willingly as they did. I find the meetings that you put together, both for their technical content and the networking opportunities, to be precisely what I am looking for: a quick update on what is going on at the leading edge of a very rapidly growing field. Thanks again for a wonderful conference."
IDTechEx are already planning next year's Printed Electronics Asia event, which will be held in Tokyo on September 16-18. This will be the biggest conference and exhibition on the topic in Asia, followed by tours to many local companies. For more details contact Ning Xiao on firstname.lastname@example.org.