Vision 2014 set to be largest yet
Bookings for around 75 per cent of the stand space in Messe Stuttgart’s hall 1 have already been confirmed for the Vision 2014, 11 months before the start of the event on 4 November 2014 in Germany. With 240 exhibitors already registered, organisers are confident that this year will be the largest exhibition yet: ‘With Vision 2014, we are expecting to exceed the previous exhibitor record of 372,' stated Florian Niethammer, project manager for Vision 2014.
As the first Vision to take place in the new two-year cycle, demand for stand space has been surprisingly high. Patrick Schwarzkopf, head of VDMA Machine Vision, has put this down to the expected future of the market: ‘Our positive forecast of plus five per cent turnover for the German machine vision sector in 2013 has strengthened the situation. The VDMA statistics for machine vision show a five per cent increase of orders during the first ten months of 2013 when compared with the preceding year. There were clear incentives coming from abroad, in particular from the EU states.’
Companies such as Allied Vision Technologies, Basler, Baumer Optronic, Framos, IDS Imaging Development, ISRA Vision, Keyence, MaxxVision, MVTec Software, Omron, Stemmer Imaging, and Teledyne Dalsa are already expected to attend the trade show with many others also in attendance.
The 21st Vision event will also host the International Machine Vision Standards show, at which the findings from global standardisation efforts made by the machine vision industry will be presented and discussed in conjunction with the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) and the Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA). The forum ‘Industrial Vision Days,’ organised by the management of VDMA Machine Vision, will give visitors the opportunity to speak to industry experts and find out about more about the latest applications.