The leading wireless IoT event in Europe attracted in 2017 more exhibitors, speakers, and attendees than ever before!
All records shattered: RFID & Wireless IoT tomorrow grew for the seventh consecutive time - and provided even more insight into the possibilities of wireless technologies today and tomorrow!
Brand new technological innovations on Developer Day!
On Wednesday, September 27, RFID & Wireless IoT tomorrow kicked off with Developer Day. The 39 lectures in four expert forums offered a fresh perspective on innovation, from the points of view of developers, experts, consultant, project managers, and leading researchers. The forums on state of the art topics held on Developer Day provided unique insight into RFID, NFC, BLE, Wifi, LPWAN, and other wireless technologies today and tomorrow!
The following topics were discussed on Developer Day:
"I am really impressed with this event. In addition to the exhibition floor with solutions specialists, the level of technology and scientific discussion is very high. That is the mark of a triple A event." - Wasim Raad, Head of RFID Lab, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
User experiences and successful implementation reports on User Day!
User Day on Thursday, September 28, offered application experience directly from the field! Successfully realised use cases were at the centre of the five expert forums on different industry topics. Attendees gained exclusive insight into RFID and wireless IoT applications in processes across industries. Experienced users and solutions partners reported how to implement process optimisation - from the first idea to the final roll-out.
User Day offered five forums on the following topics:
"I will recommend RFID & Wireless IoT tomorrow to all our suppliers, solution partners, and integrators! It offers everything on the state of the art - and the technology of tomorrow! The event connects industry, users, and system partners in a unique way." - Juan Echevarria Cuenca, Technical Innovation Manager, Santander City Council
The most experienced RFID and wireless IoT providers presented their solutions portfolios!
The exhibition of RFID & Wireless IoT tomorrow 2017 grew in quantity and quality: With 56 booths, the exhibition floor boasted over a third more companies than the previous year. Among them were numerous international companies, some of whom marked their first appearance at a European or German trade fair.
With this expansion, RFID & Wireless IoT tomorrow continues committing to its role as the leading European RFID and wireless IoT event. The exhibition floor attracted visitors from all over the world with its international flair.
Hardware and software providers, system integrators, solutions partners, industry associations, and leading research institutes presented proven solutions and innovations alike. The exhibitors registered their satisfaction with attendance: in spite of the expansion, the exhibition floor was more crowded than ever before!
“With its mix of high-quality conference talks, international exhibitors, and attendees, RFID & Wireless IoT tomorrow covers the entire spectrum of RFID. No matter which facet of RFID visitors are most interested in, they are sure to find the right people there. But what’s especially noteworthy is that „RFID & Wireless IoT tomorrow“ has well earned its name: The event is focused on the most innovative aspects of identification technology. A must-attend for everyone who wants to answer future challenges with high-end RFID technology.“ - Dieter Horst, Head of product management SIMATIC Ident, Siemens
Excellent projects were honoured with the first-ever RFID & Wireless IoT Research & Solutions Award!
At RFID & Wireless IoT tomorrow 2017, the RFID & Wireless IoT Research & Solutions Award was presented for the first time. The laudatory speeches for the four projects chosen by “RFID & Wireless IoT GLOBAL” magazine made it clear that sustainability and firm decision-making can be a bright signal for innovation:
- During construction of the new medical campus, Aarhus University Hospital implemented an IoT reference architecture including over 2,000 RFID and Wifi readers to optimise intralogistics processes in one of the largest medical centres in northern Europe.
- Architecture and design studio Carlo Ratti has created the first true IoT building at the Agnelli Foundation's historic Turin headquarters: With Siemens technology, the building controls itself and saves energy by responding dynamically to the occupants' needs.
- The Spanish city of Santander is a Smart City pioneer: thousands of wireless sensors measure waste bin statuses, facilitate traffic and searching for parking lots, and improve city-citizen communication.
- The Emmy Noether Group for Quantum Sensing of the TU Munich's Walter Schottky Institute has developed a holographic imaging procedure which analyses the radiation from a wifi emitter and creates three-dimensional images of the environment.
How it all began
The first "RFID & Wireless IoT tomorrow" event took place in Hamburg in 2011. The one day conference program offered 10 lectures which were accompanied by 6 exhibitors.
In 2012, the event was expanded to two days, thus providing a framework for both technical questions and practical experience as well as project reports. Today, the international event consists of a Developer Day and a User Day, and hosts a total of over 85 lectures over the two conference days. The degree of development in terms of content and quality since the first year is remarkable.