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Vision industry prepares for 14th EMVA business conference

The 14th EMVA business conference, taking place from 9 to 11 June in Edinburgh, Scotland, will play host to machine vision experts from more than 15 countries. Over one hundred participants are currently registered for the conference.

The keynote speaker for the first day will be British financial journalist Martin Vander-Weyer, who will provide an outlook on Europe's economy. In the technical session Dr Chris Yates from Odos Imaging will answer the question: ‘3D time-of-flight imaging - ready for machine vision?’, while the founder of Harvest Imaging Albert Theuwissen will talk about latest developments of image sensors.

Prof Dr Bernd Jähne from Heidelberg University will give a speech on ‘Industry and universities: how to educate and innovate?’, in addition to moderating the following panel discussion under the same title in his function as EMVA board member.

On the second day of the conference, the new EMVA country report will be introduced, with a special focus on the machine vision market in the host country UK as well as Ireland. The founder of the Embedded Vision Alliance Jeff Bier will elaborate on ‘Five technology trends that are transforming embedded vision’.

Later on the 2016 winner of the EMVA Young Professional Award will present their work. The conference will close with a keynote speech by Michael Rickwood, coaching director and creative partner at Ideas on Stage, titled ‘The fine line between the actor and the speaker’. 

Shortly prior to the official start of the business conference, EMVA members meet in Edinburgh for the organisation's general assembly.

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