Upcoming Event
EMVA Business Conference 2014

12th EMVA Business Conference

May 15 – 17, 2014, in Vienna - Austria

Conference attendees in previous years confirm,

“International platform for networking and business intelligence.
Where machine vision leaders meet.”

is not just a marketing slogan but experienced reality!

Besides the attractive conference program offering interesting aspects regarding Management, Economics, Innovation, Marketing and Technology Trends the opportunity for networking again will be a top priority of this year’s conference.

From May 15th - 17th VIENNA, capital and the cultural, economic and political centre of Austria, will welcome the business leaders and technical experts within the machine vision industry from Europe and around the world.

Don’t miss this unique international highlight in the Machine Vision arena!

>> Find more details here.


SPS IPC Drives 2013 – an experiment for machine vision exhibitors

SPS IPC Drives, the leading exhibition for electric automation in Europe took place from November 26 to 28 in Nuremberg. Over 1,600 exhibitors showed their products and solutions on 114,000 square meters of exhibition space to 60,000 visitors. While many sensor suppliers see the SPS IPC Drives as one of their main shows, a lot of machine vision players were exhibiting for the first time making use of time and resources saved due to the VISION in Stuttgart not taking place this year. This includes the EMVA being present at SPS for the first time with a presentation of machine vision standards, jointly organized with AIA and JIIA. A well-received reception took place under EMVA patronage on the first show day during which the brand-new Global Machine Vision Standards Brochure of the three international vision associations was presented to the public.

After three busy days on informing visitors about machine vision and its role in factory automation EMVA conducted a quick survey on exhibitor´s feedback on their level of satisfaction with the show. Bottom line, opinions were divergent on whether the SPS IPC Drives has been a success for the first-time machine vision exhibitors or not. End-user related product and solution providers tend to feel more at home at the SPS IPC Drives since the typical visitor in Nuremberg is more used to ready-to-use solutions; whereas vision component suppliers had a harder time to bring their message across. Thus, for some the show could be a good complement in the trade show calendar, whereas others might still be looking for alternatives to the VISION show in odd years.

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EMVA Market Statistics 2012