VISION 2007 expects more growth in new exhibition center

FEBRUARY 23--VISION 2007--The International Trade Fair for Machine Vision and Identification Technologies--will move into a new home on its 20th birthday (www.messe-stuttgart.de).

FEBRUARY 23--VISION 2007--The International Trade Fair for Machine Vision and Identification Technologies--will move into a new home on its 20th birthday (www.messe-stuttgart.de). It will be held from 6 to 8 November 2007 at the New Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre, which has direct connections to Munich and Frankfurt. Two halls with a total exhibition area of 15,000 square meters are reserved for VISION.

"Nine months before the start of the trade fair, there are already indications that the renting record from last year will be broken. We have already rented the same amount of space as at the last VISION. I am therefore expecting full halls at VISION 2007 and assume that the area will be booked up," said Sandy Zorn, VISION team leader. Of the 216 exhibitors--a record number--at VISION 2006, 42% were from abroad. A new record was also established with 5293 visitors. The good economic situation in the machine-vision industry will also play a part in ensuring that the 20th VISION is successful.

For Patrick Schwarzkopf from the Machine Vision Group in the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), the promotional supporter of the trade fair, "VISION in Stuttgart is the world's most important meeting-point for the machine vision industry. It contains a comprehensive overview of this innovative technology." Gabriele Jansen, president of the European Machine Vision Association, is confident that "VISION 2007 will set further records at the New Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre." Jeffrey A. Burnstein, executive director of the Automated Imaging Association, said, "Attendance at the trade fair is always rated as a success."

The successful Industrial VISION Days, which are held every year by the German Engineering Federation, will again be a part of the conference. This brings together experts from industrial companies, institutes, and other research facilities, who report their experiences and the latest developments from the world of machine vision.

The VISION Award will be presented for the 15th time this year. It honors outstanding machine-vision products, system solutions, or processes. The competition is open to VISION exhibitors and all companies, universities, and research institutes that have developed new machine-vision solutions.


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