MICRONORA – WHAT? WHO? WHERE? WHEN?
What is the Micronora trade fair?
Micronora was originally created (first event in 1970) to promote watchmaking techniques and micromechanics, but in 1976, with the watchmaking sector in crisis, the trade fair’s focus turned to high precision technology.
Micromechanics and microelectronics then became increasingly present in products. Hence, in 1980, Micronora once again honed its brand image by adopting the term ‘microtechnology’.
The name Micronora is composed of two parts: Micron (micron precision) / (H)ora (in reference to watchmaking)
The Micronora trade fair is now the leading international microtechnology and high precision trade fair.
It is an international trade fair that brings together the entire microtechnology and nanotechnology sector, from R&D to sub-contracting and production technologies.
Who are the exhibitors at the Micronora trade fair?
The exhibitors are industrial companies from France and abroad, operating in the fields of microtechnology, high precision and nanotechnology.
Their expertise ranges vastly from R&D to sub-contracting and production technologies:
MICROTECHNOLOGY SUB-CONTRACTING (stamping, bar-turning, machining, tooling, microelectronics, etc.)
- Precision mechanical engineering
- Stamping, cutting, forming, tools and dies
- Injection, overmoulding, tools
- Machining, micromachining, bar turning
- Additive manufacturing
- Treatment and post-treatment
- Packaging, microconnectors, interfacing, assembly, printed circuits
- Smart dedicated electronic and opto-electronic circuits
- Circuit prototyping
- Microactuators, microsensors, microdisplays
- Robotics and Automation (designing & manufacturing)
- Engineering office
- Engineering, research and transfer of microtechnology
- Metrology, measurement, control
- Industrial services (materials testing, mechanical testing, software…)
PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES (construction, sale of machines),
INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES & SERVICE PROVIDERS (trading)
- Machine and equipment
- Trade and industrial supplies
- Materials and semi-worked products
- Services to industry
- Organisations, miscellaneous
We are expecting over 800 companies in 2022, including:
33% from abroad
37% from France
30% from the region
Would you like to be an exhibitor? Request a Micronora trade fair registration form.
Who visits the Micronora trade fair?
Visitors are industry professionals from France and abroad. They are:
- R&D managers/R&D departments
- Purchasing managers
- Design office managers
- Methods managers
- Workshop managers
- Production managers
Visitors are often looking out for solutions to complex microtechnology design and manufacturing challenges, in a range of sectors: Aeronautics/Space, Automotive, Biomedical/Medical, Defence, Electromechanics, Equipment, Railways, IT, Luxury goods, Microelectronics, Energy, Telecommunications, etc.
Do you want to visit the trade fair? Request a free visitor’s badge
When and where will the Micronora trade fair take place?
The Micronora trade fair will take place from 24 to 27 September 2024 in Besançon, France.
Address: Parc des expositions « Micropolis » - 3 boulevard Ouest - 25000 BESANCON
• Tuesday 24 September 2024: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Wednesday 25 September 2024: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
• Thursday 26 September 2024: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Friday 27 September 2024: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
MICRONORA – VENUE, ACCESS, BADGES
How to get to the Micronora trade fair
A36 motorway – Exit 3 or 4 (then follow “Micropolis”)
Paris: 400 km (250 miles) via A5 or A6 motorway
Lyon: 235 km (145 miles) – Geneva: 180 km (110 miles) – Lausanne: 126 km (78 miles)
Neuchâtel: 110 km (68 miles) – Zurich: 240 km (150 miles) – Frankfurt: 450 km (280 miles) – Stuttgart: 340 km (211 miles)
Bonn: 620 km (385 miles) – Munich: 570 km (354 miles) – Milan: 440 km (273 miles) – Turin: 380 km (236 miles)
Paris – Besançon Franche-Comté TGV: 2h
Lyon – Besançon Franche-Comté TGV: 2h20min
Strasbourg – Besançon Franche-Comté TGV: 1h50min
PLEASE NOTE that Besançon has 2 stations: Besançon Franche-Comté TGV and Besançon Viotte.
We recommend the TGV (high-speed train) station.
Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport: 230 km (143 miles)
Mulhouse-Basel airport: 150 km (93 miles)
Geneva-Cointrin airport: 150 km (93 miles)
Free shuttle buses run between:
- the trade fair and Besançon Franche-Comté TGV train station*
- the visitor car parks and the trade fair entrances
* TGV (high-speed train) station only.
Taxis (+33 (0) 3 81 88 80 80),
Tram from Besançon Viotte train station.
How to get a visitor’s badge
You must have an entrance badge to access the trade fair. Please create your badge here.
Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email to print your badge immediately.
You must show your badge, either printed or on your smartphone, to our hosts/hostesses at the trade fair entrance. You will then be given an official badge that you have to wear at the fair.
You can invite colleagues and co-workers to visit the fair here
I have received a printed invitation and/or an email... how do I register?
You have two options:
1 - Take the printed invitation with you and show it to the hosts/hostesses. You will be asked to fill in a form enabling us to issue your personal badge that you must wear. Our hosts and hostesses are posted at the 3 trade fair entrances (See map here)
2 - Fill in the visitor form here. You will obtain a temporary badge with a QR code which our hosts/hostesses will scan when you arrive. Our hosts and hostesses are posted at the 3 trade fair entrances (See map here)
I have requested a badge but I have not received it: what should I do?
First check your spam folder. If the email is not in your spam folder, contact our team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I create a badge at the fair?
You can obtain a visitor’s badge at the fair, either from our hosts/hostesses, or at one of the self-check-in stations. Our hosts and hostesses and self-check-in stations can be found at the 3 trade fair entrances (See map here)
MICRONORA – EXHIBITOR QUESTIONS
How do I reserve a stand?
If you are an industrial company working in the microtechnology sector, you can request an application pack here
Once we have received your form, our team will contact you and, after reviewing your profile, we will send you an email with an application pack to complete.
How much does it cost to exhibit at the fair?
This varies depending on the type of stand, its size, and the technical options you choose. All of this information is available in our application pack and technical pack.
In addition to the price of your stand and the services, allow for other essential costs for your staff, transport, logistics and communication.
Do you have a special start-up company rate?
No, but we do offer preferential rates for stands reserved before 31 January 2022. The fair also has 6 sq. m mini-stands for companies in the Burgundy Franche-Comté region employing up to 15 people. Please feel free to write to email@example.com for more information.
Can I reserve furniture for my stand?
Yes, after booking your stand, you will receive a technical pack in March 2022 to place furniture orders, among other things.
When do I have to register to exhibit at the fair?
Registration forms are available from Mai 2023: request a form here. We offer preferential rates if you register before 31 January 2024.
Please note: the trade fair is generally full several months in advance. We advise that you contact us as soon as possible: firstname.lastname@example.org
How long does it take to set up and take down the stands?
To set up exhibitor stands:
- SPACE ONLY STANDS & EQUIPPED STANDS WITH MACHINES: from 19/09/2024 – 8:00 a.m. to 23/09/2024 – 10:00 p.m.
- EQUIPPED STANDS without machines: from 22/09/2024 – 8:00 a.m. to 23/09/2024 – 10:00 p.m.
To take down exhibitor stands:
- STANDS WITH MACHINES: from 27/09/2024 – 4:00 p.m. to 30/09/2024 – 7:00 p.m.
- STANDS without machines: from 27/09/2024 – 4:00 p.m. to 28/09/2024 – 7:00 p.m.
How do I let people know I will be at the trade fair?
After you register for the fair, our team will send you a “Communication kit” to let people know you will be at the event. Feel free to talk about the fair on your website, on social media and tag us @Micronora! We will be happy to relay any information you have to share about the fair.
How do I access the e.micronora digital platform?
If you are a visitor: access the platform here
The first time you go on the platform, create a profile with your email address and a password of your choice.
If you are an exhibitor: access the platform here
The first time you go on the platform, create a profile with your email address and a password of your choice. We will email the necessary information to your registration contact.
How do I calculate my ROI (return on investment) when I attend a trade fair?
Before taking part in a trade fair, you must first set attainable and quantifiable goals.
What are your main goals as a trade fair exhibitor?
- Main goal: to build my reputation
Indicators: the number of flyers distributed during the fair, the number of people visiting your stand, the number of views on your e.micronora platform digital profile, etc.
- Main goal: to increase sales
Indicators: the number of relevant contacts made through the fair, the number of meetings set, the number of quotes delivered and the number of contracts signed through the fair.
All of this requires carefully monitoring your communication tools and linking the contact made to a given tool. This will enable you to clearly identify the source of your customer contact to be able to attribute it to a given communication tool, such as the trade fair.
Also be aware that a trade fair can have an impact over several months, so it is important to continue monitoring in the long term (at least 1 year).
Can I get a list of visitors to the fair?
No, we do not share or sell a list of visitors.
MICRONORA – VISITOR QUESTIONS
How do I attend the conferences?
You can attend conferences on the e.micronora digital platform.
Where can I find the programme of events and conferences?
The programme of events will be available on our website, social media and on the e.micronora digital platform.
Can I re-enter the fair after leaving?
Yes, you can exit and enter the fair as many times as you wish. Just show your access badge each time you enter the fair.
How do I subscribe to the Micronora Informations newsletter?
Micronora Informations is a technical journal about new microtechnology and nanotechnology products. You can find the journal’s website here: www.micronora-informations.fr.
Subscribe to our free monthly newsletter here.
(Only available in French language)
How do I subscribe to the technical magazine “Micronora Informations”?
The magazine “Micronora Informations” is published 3 times a year, in January, May and September.
It is written in French and sent to France, Switzerland and Belgium. Just let us know if you wish to receive the magazine in print free of charge.
Please feel free to write to email@example.com.
(Only available in French language)
How do I get a list of the exhibitors?
List of exhibitors in 2022.
You can find details about each exhibitor’s activities, expertise and latest news on the e.micronora digital platform.
What do I need to know in relation to COVID?
Health, safety and distancing measures will be taken at the fair in accordance with the applicable guidelines in September 2022. (Details to come)