AIM-D is the global industry association for automatic identification (AutoID), data collection and mobile data communication. AIM experts support the development of global standards to promote the spread of AutoID technologies and global competitiveness.

Easy Engineering: Tell us about the AIM Summit 2023.

AIM-D: The AIM Jubilee Summit 2023 is series of three events this year – organized by AIM Global. Based on the 50th anniversary of AIM Global this year there was already an event held in the USA at the international trade fair RFID Journal Live 2023 in May in Orlando, Florida; the Asian event will be held in the second week of October in Singapore. And the European event is planned for 17th of October in Wiesbaden, Germany – together with the most important European RFID event: #WIOT23.

E.E: How many people do you expect this edition?

AIM-D: In Wiesbaden we will welcome about 80-100 international AIDC experts from all over the world at the AIM Jubilee Summit 2023. And the #WIOT23 – most sponsors, exhibitors and speakers are representing AIM members – will attract more than 1.500 international visitors.

E.E: Tell us about the agenda of the event.

AIM-D: The agenda of the AIM Jubilee Summit 2023 will consist of technical and historical keynotes, experts sessions and panels. The Summit will be rounded off by a Dinner. And the day before the international chapters and the AIM Global board will meet to discuss global needs, challenges and market developments – and, for sure, for international networking.

E.E: What will be the main topics?

AIM-D: Beside best practices in the AIDC industry (especially in the fields of RFID and Wireless IoT) standardization and regulation (e.g.: EU Cyber Security Regulation and Radio Equipment Directive (RED)) will be in focus; and the upcoming very important topic Digital Product Pass (DPP). The DPP is based in the needs for recycling and sustainability – and it might become supplemented by an idea for Anti-Counterfeiting.

E.E: Tell us about problems and solutions in the supply chain industry. 

AIM-D: As far as we can see and as far as we are involved, the global supply chain is back on an acceptable level. Which is a good message for our industry. Now we can focus again on solutions for the supply chain industry itself: automation, autonomous processes, integration of robotics and AI. For all this challenges the AIDC industry provides Enabling Technologies – e.g.: ORM (Optical Readable Media), RFID, NFC, RTLS, Sensor Systems etc. – supplemented by corresponding technologies such as for example LoraWAN, 5G, BLE and others.