SPS 2017

Be our guest

The 2018 SPS IPC Drives exhibition — Europe’s leading automation event — is this November in Nuremberg and you’re invited!

SPS IPC Drives is an annual event focusing on industrial automation. This year, event coordinators expect 65,000 visitors from across the world and over 1,600 exhibitors.

Phoenix Contact’s focus this year will be on digital transformation, as IT and automation are increasingly merging and creating new competitive advantages for many companies in a variety of industries. You’ll discover that we cover all components, from complete systems to integrated automation solutions.

Recommended transportation options:

Option 1: Fly into Hannover Germany and depart from Munich

Option 2: Fly roundtrip to Frankfurt, Germany and take the train to Hannover. Then, return to Frankfurt from Munich for your departure using the Inner City Express (ICE) train. 

Train station names for booking reservations*:

  • Arriving into Hannover Hbf from Frankfurt, Flughafen Fernbahnhof: 2.5 – 3 hours
  • Departure from Munich Hbf (1 mile from hotel) to Frankfurt, Flughafen Fernbahnhof: 4 – 4.5 hours

*If you need assistance or recommendations booking train reservations, please contact Jody Dapp at:

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Hotel accommodations:

Hotel accommodations will be made for you by Phoenix Contact upon registration.

  • Hotel accommodations in Bad Pyrmont (Monday, Nov. 26): Steigenburger Hotel and Spa
  • Hotel accommodations in Nuremberg (Tuesday, Nov. 27 – Thursday, Nov. 29): Holiday Inn Downtown
  • Hotel accommodations in Munich (Thursday, Nov. 29): Europa Hotel
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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Depart the U.S. for Germany

Monday, November 26, 2018

Arrive in Bad Pyrmont, Germany, get settled in at the Steigenberger hotel and spa, then join us for a welcome dinner that evening.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

We’ll tour Phoenix Contact headquarters in the morning, then take a private coach bus to Nuremberg and arrive at the Holiday Inn Nuremberg downtown later that afternoon.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Spend a full day at the SPS IPC Drives trade fair. Group tour of the Phoenix Contact booth and the rest of the day is spent exploring the fair at your leisure.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Travel by private coach bus to Munich for a day of sightseeing. Arrival to The Europa Hotel will follow the day's activities.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Depart Munich, Germany for the U.S.

*You are welcome to arrive early or stay later than the dates listed above at your own expense. Schedule is subject to minor changes and will be communicated to all guests if applicable. Due to limited space, spouses are not included in this event. Thank you for your cooperation.

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