(November 22-24, 2011)Nuremburg, Germany. SPS-IPC-DRIVES 2011 is the exhibition for electric automation technology. It covers all components down to complete systems and integrated automation solutions. The trade fair and its adjoining conference provide information on products, innovations and current trends within the electric automation industry. The exhibitors will present products and services from the following sectors: control technology, IPCs, drive systems and components, human-machine-interface devices, industrial communication, sensor technology, industrial software, interface technology, electromechanical components and peripheral equipment. The 2011 event will achieve a new record for the number of exhibitors. There are currently more than 1,400 exhibitors on the exhibitor list. The event will occupy 12 halls for the first time and more than 100,000 square meters of exhibitor space has been sold. Trend topics for the exhibition include energy efficiency, safety and security and industrial identification.