Invitation

The WEF 2019 Organising Committee invites you to submit a proposal for a presentation at the World Electronics Forum. All proposals must be submitted by 5.00pm Australian Central Standard Time 1 July 2019.

We encourage you to take this opportunity to be an active part of the Conference by sharing your experiences, expertise and visions for the future with fellow delegates. You will find it a most professionally rewarding and stimulating experience.

The Conference has four major streams

  1. Electronics in Action – AgTech, Space, Sensors and IOT, New Frontiers in Innovation
  2. Our Industry - Sustaining Ourselves
  3. Our Technology - Development and Regulation
  4. The Future - Climate Change, Waste and the Circular Economy

Stream 1. Electronics in Action:

Agtech: Agriculture is being transformed by the availability of low cost applications driving both precision farming and innovative practice. Electronics is the enabling technology in this development.

Space: This is the era of privatised space where space-based solutions are available to SME's. This stream will offer an opportunity to hear from some successful pioneers and to explore the opportunities.

Sensors and loT: Sensor technology underpins loT products. This stream will address new and emerging sensor technologies and what's happening for older technologies. Competing low power communication technologies and trends in power sources will also be explored.

New Frontiers in Innovation: As part of this stream we plan to seek out the latest innovative technologies in our South Australian and Australian community to showcase our wonderful city's capacity and capability and what is happening in Australia. A series of local industry visits will be scheduled for the pre-conference days.

Stream 2. Our Industry - Sustaining ourselves:

Bringing the latest thinking and research around issues affecting the electronics industry, including Innovation, Workforce planning and STEM Education, Value Chain progression and Intellectual Property Management and Trade development.

Stream 3. Our Technology - The base our industry depends on for growth and innovation:

PCB Technology - Industries like the LED lighting industry and smartphone industry have created new PCB technologies - but green fibreglass plates live on. How will new technologies affect the design process? Regulatory Compliance. New aspects of compliance appear as fast as new technologies emerge, e.g. transport restrictions on Lithium Cells. What are the emerging issues and solutions?

Stream 4. The future - Climate Change, Waste and The Circular Economy:

How will our Industry face the challenges of climate change, the enormous build-up of E- Waste world-wide, the burgeoning demand for rare elements our industry depends on. Do we need better solutions for sustainability? This stream will focus on what opportunities this presents for new businesses and innovation in established ones.

Proposals are to be submitted as Microsoft Word documents using the template format below.