OE-A to Host Large-area Organic and Printed Electronics Convention

From June 23-25, 2009, the Organic Electronics Association (OE-A) will host the world premiere of LOPE-C, the Large-area Organic and Printed Electronics Convention. Experts from commerce and research will meet at the Congress Center, Messe Frankfurt to exchange knowledge and ideas on opportunities, products and developments in the field of organic and printed electronics.

“Organic and printed electronics will become one of the most significant technologies of the next several decades,” says Wolfgang Mildner, Chairman of the OE-A. “LOPE-C will take place annually in order to satisfy the growing information needs of end-users, manufacturers and developers.”

Andrew Hannah, Vice Chairman of the OE-A and CEO of USA-based Plextronics, says, “As the key industry association for organic electronics, it is our pleasure to host an international trade conference of this quality. The more collaboration we can facilitate, the faster our industry will develop.”

Parallel to the conference an exhibition will take place where companies and R&D institutes can present their products and solutions for end-users from the fields of energy production, consumer goods, packaging, logistics and medical technology, to name a few. Organic Electronics can, for example, be used as flexible solar cells, printed Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, rollable displays, energy-efficient lighting or disposable diagnostic devices.

OE-A will partner with Messe Frankfurt Ausstellungen GmbH (MFA) in Wiesbaden for this event. MFA is a 100% subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt GmbH and will be responsible for the complete organization and marketing of LOPE-C.

“We specialize in efficiently establishing innovative and sophisticated special interest events in the international trade show market”, says Thomas Schuetz, Managing Director of MFA. He describes this as the core competence of his company.

OE-A General Manager Dr. Klaus Hecker is looking forward to working with MFA. “In OE-A and MFA we have two specialists that will effectively support this emerging industry as it develops into an important market in the future.” More information: LOPE-C

Organic Electronics Association (OE-A)
The Organic Electronics Association (OE-A) was founded in 2004 as a working group within VDMA (German Engineering Federation) and represents the complete value chain in organic and printed electronics. More than 95 companies from Europe, the US and Asia work together in OE-A to promote the establishment of a competitive production infrastructure for organic electronics.

Messe Frankfurt Ausstellungen GmbH (MFA)
MFA was established in Wiesbaden in 1997 as a 100% subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt GmbH. Its goal is to reorganize and efficiently establish young, innovative and sophisticated special interest events in the international trade show market or to export existing show topics of its parent company from Frankfurt to other venues.