PCIM Europe 2022!

By Martina Knott


Since 1979, the Power Electronics industry has been annually meeting in Nuremberg for the PCIM Europe conference and exhibition. This year, we sent our 3 musketeers* on an adventure to Nuremberg to attend the 3-day event from the 10th – 12th of May.  The Nürnberg Messe GmbH Exhibition and Trade Centre is comprised of various different halls and the PCIM conferences were held in Hall 6, Hall 7 and Hall 9. Although the exhibitions and conferences were inside during the 30-degree mini heatwave, the ‘Messepark’ provided some outdoor space to have lunch.

*Stuart Bennett who specialises in Power Supplies, Power Electronics and Power Devices across the UK and Europe.

*Marta Robjohns who is our Sales Director for Dach.

*Martina Knott who specialises in Sales and Marketing positions within the DACH region.

The PMIC Europe Conference is an important annual event for the power electronics industry as it gathers the entire power electronics value chain in one place. Conference topics included the latest trends in power electronics, developments in power semiconductors, passive components, products for thermal management, energy storage, sensors, new materials and systems.

The power electronics industry is really booming, and this was amplified throughout the event. You could tell that there was excitement in the air from being able to meet face to face again after a few years break due to COVID Regulations. Although a professional event, the face-to-face interaction allows businesses and consumers to interact on a more informal level and allowed the creation of lasting relationships and a more hands-on solution to issues.

All the companies that attended were actively speaking to attendees and spreading the word about how they are hiring as the industry is rapidly growing. Technical profiles like field applications engineers are being highly sought out in the current market.

As attendees to the conference, our team benefited in many ways such as being able to gain knowledge straight from the source, a current overview of the market, networking opportunities and access to the exhibition held alongside the conference.

Our team were also fortunate enough to be able to meet up with a range of our global clients at this event, which also included being able to catch up with candidates that they had placed with the exhibiting clients. Alongside organising to catch up with clients, Martina also managed to catch up with current and previous candidates at the event. This led to Martina being able to organise introductions and initial conversations between clients and candidates who are looking for new roles.

Some of the clients our team were able to catch up with included:

Bourns | Cambridge GaN Devices | Fine Power | IP Test | Murata | Power Integrations | Visic | Yageo Group

Our Top Tips for attending PCIM:

1.     Don’t wear heels – flat shoes are far more comfortable. Trainers are widely worn. The guys managed over 18,000 steps each, each day!

2.     The weather in May in Nuremberg is generally quite warm (with this year hitting heights of 30 degrees) so although shirts look more professional, polos are more practical and worn by many!

3.     Plan your day/s in advance. The show is bigger than you think and it may take you a while to get from one hall to the other!

For more information, please contact me or you can check out Marta, Martina's and Stuarts jobs on their profiles here - Stuart Bennett, Marta Robjohns, Martina Knott

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