EMVA annual conference draws record number of attendees

JULY 18--The 4th European Machine Vision Business Conference of the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA; Frankfurt am Main, Germany; www.emva.org) took place in Tampere, Finland, on June 30 and July 1, 2006.

JULY 18--The 4th European Machine Vision Business Conference of the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA; Frankfurt am Main, Germany; www.emva.org) took place in Tampere, Finland, on June 30 and July 1, 2006. With close to 150 machine vision executives and experts it provided networking opportunities and attracted almost 50% more participants than the previous year's conference. Four different conference tracks focused on machine vision in Finland, new technologies, business trends, and machine vision markets.

At the General Assembly held on the second day of the conference, the projects of EMVA were presented and discussed, such as the first results of the second European Vision Technology Market Study, the EMVA 1288 and GenICam Standards, the EMVA marketing services and new activities in the area of EU research funding.

The EMVA General Assembly also unanimously reelected the Executive Committee for a second term of office. For the next three years it will continue to be composed of: EMVA president Gabriele Jansen of ISRA Vision Systems (Darmstadt, Germany), vice-president Mats Gökstorp of SICK IVP (Linköping, Sweden), treasurer Toni Ventura-Traveset of Datapixel (Madrid, Spain), Don Braggins (UK Vision Industry Association), and Martin Wäny of AWAIBA (Madeira, Portugal).

The EMVA annual conference in 2007 will be held in Lyon, France.

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