EMVA business conference draws record attendance

JULY 9, 2007--The 5th European Machine Vision Association Business Conference took place in the French city of Lyon on June 15-16, 2007. With more than 150 participants from 19 countries, the EMVA Conference once again reached a record number of attendees.

Jul 9th, 2007

JULY 9, 2007--The 5th European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) Business Conference took place in the French city of Lyon on June 15-16, 2007. With more than 150 participants from 19 countries, the EMVA Conference once again reached a record number of attendees.

Thanks to cooperation with Club Vision of Symop (the French national machine-vision association and EMVA member) major players in the French market were present as well. The city of Lyon welcomed the EMVA Conference in the historical City Hall of Lyon for a get-together that started the conference.

Four different sessions focused on machine vision in France, technology and business trends, as well as machine-vision markets. Attendees received first-hand information on vision markets in France, Japan, China and Europe – all of it novel and previously unpublished. The EMVA made a preliminary market report for 2007, estimating that the Asian market grew at the fastest annual rate (14%), and predicted that the USA market would be stronger than Europe in 2008.

The EMVA continues to grow and currently has 97 members from 19 nations. Two new countries – Israel and Turkey – are now represented in the EMVA. The EMVA welcomed three new members during the conference: Infaimon (Spain), Univision (Italy), and EVT Eye Vision Technology (Germany).

The next EMVA Conference will be held on April 11-12, 2008, in Berlin, Germany. Another major EMVA networking event will take place in Stuttgart on the evening of November 5, before the start of VISION 2007. More information will be available soon at www.emva.org).

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