Our Story, History and Mission

Learn More About Our Journey, Values, and Vision for the Future.

No joke, it all started in a garage

In January 2005, Anja Van Bocxlaer founded the magazine “RFID im Blick”. This was the first important milestone in the history of the publishing house. Since then, we have continued to develop our technology focus, our platforms, and our team. The print magazine was discontinued in 2020. The magazine is now published as a digital “Magazine on Demand” in order to better serve the reading interests of solution seekers. Our IoT hub offers videos, interviews, use cases, technology articles, and success stories.

Our Goals

We are convinced that wireless IoT technologies can master both current and future challenges. Intelligent and efficient processes are the key to competitiveness, cost reduction, and first-class customer service for companies. To support companies in their transformation, we offer comprehensive information on a wide range of application areas – from planning to implementation.

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Our Journey: Key Milestones

Anja Van Bocxlaer starts her journalistic career with the exciting topic of RFID.

  • January 2005: Foundation of the RFID publishing house “Verlag & Freie Medien”.
  • April 2005: The first issue of “RFID im Blick” is published.
  • August 2005: The digital marketplace for RFID is launched.

A promising cooperation with CeBIT was initiated.

  • The annual handbook on RFID technology is published for the first time.
  • Another collaboration with EuroID begins, at which the Auto ID Award is presented.
  • An inspiring specialist conference dedicated to RFID is held for the first time.
  • Anja Van Bocxlaer is appointed Innovation Ambassador of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce “Wolfsburg, Lüneburg, Stade”.

There’s great news! The English magazine “Wireless IoT Global” is published!

The “WIOT tomorrow” trade fair develops in parallel to the conference

Expansion of the range of topics to include NFC, BLE, UWB, LPWAN, QR code and RTLS technologies

Niklas Van Bocxlaer joins the publishing house and takes over the trade fair business

  • Anja Van Bocxlaer receives the prestigious “Bert Moore Excellence in Journalism Award” from AIM Global!
  • The “Wireless IoT tomorrow” trade fair is canceled by the city of Darmstadt due to the coronavirus crisis. Within 4 weeks, the team creates a virtual trade fair and tackles the crisis head-on like all other companies. Livestreams take place parallel to the virtual trade fair for 14 days.

After a one-year break, the “Wireless IoT tomorrow” takes place again under strict safety precautions. The conference is restricted.

Foundation of the event company “Medienhaus Van Bocxlaer GmbH”!

‘Action Areas’ are set up at the trade fair for the first time. The concept is well received and is expanded further.

  • Vincent Van Bocxlaer joins the Medienhaus as a software specialist!
  • The portals “Think WIoT” and “WIoT tomorrow” are launched under the umbrella of the WIoT Group.
  • The “Think Wireless Summit” takes place for the first time as part of the “Wireless IoT tomorrow”. It focuses on bringing end users and innovations to the stage.

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Upcoming events

WIoT tomorrow 2024

International Exhibition | Summit

Date

23. - 24.

October 2024

Location

Wiesbaden,

Germany

Think WIoT Day August 28th

Livestream on Healthcare

Date

August 28th

Location

Online