PR: International Counterfeit Electronics & Materials Symposium and Workshop

The Anti-Counterfeiting Forum, CALCE and SMTA are very pleased to announce that they will be jointly hosting the Counterfeit Electronics and Materials Symposium at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry on 14th and 15th March 2023. This international event will feature domain expert speakers from Europe, the UK and USA and builds on the history of past events held in the USA by SMTA and CALCE and by the Anti-Counterfeiting Forum in the UK.

The event will focus on current trends and threats and new developments in combating counterfeits in the supply chain. As well as current and emerging new threats, delegates will also be able to hear about current and developing best practice for the management of counterfeits in the supply chain, current and developing new methods for the detection of counterfeits and how to access further information.

We are currently seeking abstracts from interested parties and recommend that you look at the event website to view all topics of interest.

If you plan to submit an abstract, please do so online in the next few weeks. A powerful industry wide technical committee will determine the programme in the coming months.

There will be plenty of opportunity for delegates to raise questions, participate in a discussion and interact with our speakers during the day. Delegates will also be able to meet potential solution providers during breaks in the co-located tabletop exhibition space. Industry professionals who are new to the threat and want to learn more as well as experienced practitioners in counterfeit mitigation practices are sure to find this seminar valuable. Online booking will soon be available on the event website.

About the Anti-Counterfeiting Forum

The Forum helps to exchange, develop, and disseminate best practice and intelligence to mitigate against the threat of counterfeits in the electronic and electrical supply chains by:

  • Working closely with a number of Government and industry bodies and attending a number of relevant Government / industry forums
  • Managing the Anti-Counterfeiting Forum website, organizing annual counterfeit awareness seminars and providing presentations and talks at relevant industry events.

About the SMTA

SMTA is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience, and develop solutions in Electronics Manufacturing (EM), including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations. SMTA is a global organisation with headquarters based in the USA.



The Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), at the University of Maryland, has been serving the electronics industry as a resource and knowledge base for the development of reliable, safe, and cost-effective products for more than 35 years. Supported by over 300 of the world’s leading companies, CALCE conducts fundamental reliability science research in the areas of failure mechanism identification and modelling, accelerated test methods, prognostics and health management approaches, supply chain management techniques, as well as the application of artificial intelligence for remaining life and fault prediction of electronic devices and assemblies.

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Contact details for this event

For more information about the event, exhibition opportunities, accommodation, and registration, please contact Kat Erdahl, Events and Administrative Manager, SMTA 

For more information about the Technical Program and Professional Development Courses, please contact Dr. Diganta Das, Conference Chair, CALCE

Or the two UK based Anti-Counterfeiting Forum contacts:

Ian Blackman

Roger Rogowski

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