The rapid growth of Internet of Things (IoT) has created a vast number of opportunities and possibilities for the smart manufacturing industry. Powered by the acclaimed SPS IPC Drives in Nuremburg Germany, SPS Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou (SIAF) has developed into a leading trade fair for the automation industry in South China. Exceptional product exhibits are combined with high-calibre academic seminars, offering overseas visitors a chance to tap into the smart manufacturing sector in China. SIAF is committed to being more than just a sourcing platform, it strives to become a destination that brings together international innovations and global ambition. In 2019, SIAF will once again run concurrently with Asiamold. In 2018, the two shows featured 896 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions spanning over 60,000 sqm of exhibition space as well as drew in 72,068 visitors from 40 countries and regions.