APRIL 16--The recent three-day (March 22-24, 2007) MV China 2007 exhibition attracted 4105 visitors from 28 provinces/municipalities of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, in addition to 19 countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, and the USA. The conference/exhibit was sponsored by The Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (www.cmes.org). Its 97 exhibitors, mainly from 13 countries/regions including Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States and China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, represented a growth of 51.6% over last year's show.
Jeffery Burnstein, executive director of the Automated Imaging Association (AIA; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; www.machinevisiononline.org), delivered a keynote speech indicating the global trend of machine vision at an opening reception attended by more than 120 guests. Yoneda Kenji, president of CCS Inc., made remarks on behalf of all exhibitors, and Chris R. Lanzit, chief representative of the Consortium on Standard and Conformity Association (CSCA), presented a message of congratulations.
Highlights of the exhibit included an International Pavilion jointly organized by the AIA, Delegation of German Industry & Commerce Shanghai Office, and Messe Stuttgart. The newly formed Japanese Industrial Imaging Association also set up a large pavilion for its own member companies and displayed its achievements. Dozens of manufacturers held technical seminars introducing their latest technology, products, and systems. These companies included DALSA, SICK China, Cognex, Basler, Toshiba Teli, ADLINK Technology (China), Matrox Imaging, and Allied Vision Technologies.
At the close of the exhibition a survey of 62 exhibitors revealed that 96.8% were satisfied with the quality of visitors. In addition, 60% of the exhibitors were satisfied with on-site service, and 28.4% have made reservations for booths in the next event in 2008. As a result of the show, 46.7% of exhibitors intend to appoint agents or distributors in China. The expected trade volume in six months after this exhibition is expected to reach RMB2000 million yuan.
The organizers announced that MV China 2007 (Beijing) will be held September 26-28, 2007, at China International Exhibition Center in Beijing.