Almost a year before the show starts, 75% of the exhibition space is already reserved with more space devoted to industrial PCs.
The seats at the first Vision show organized after the biannual rhythm are now, 11 months before the start of the event, in high demand: 240 exhibitors have registered for Vision 2014 to date. Nearly three-quarters of the area in Hall 1 of the exhibition park is already leased firmly. An additional 15 per cent are optional. "We expect to break the record of 372 exhibitors during Vision 2014," says Florian Niethammer, project manager of the world's leading image processing show. "The goal is to exceed the 400-exhibitor mark." Indeed, the show that will take place from 4 to 6 November looks very good in view of the economic situation in the sector. "Our positive forecast of a 5 per cent increase in sales in the German image processing sector in 2013 is consolidating. VDMA statistics on order receptions in industrial imaging show a 5 per cent increase in the first 10 months of 2013 year-on-year. There is a clear impetus from abroad, especially from the euro area," explains Patrick Schwarzkopf, head of the industrial image processing department in the VDMA.
Alongside the exhibition part of Vision 2014, there will once again be a very colorful accompaniment program bringing visitors real added value. Among the highlights are Industrial VISION Days, the world's most significant image processing forum. It will once again be a great source of inspiration for visitors. These are assured of very interesting content since the forum is placed under the auspices of the specialized industrial image processing department in the VDMA. All those who are looking for a very specific manufacturing solution, want to know the state of the art in the industry or to learn layly about the possibilities of image processing, will find there specialists with the necessary knowledge.
To keep the compass in the maze of standards, visitors will be able to attend the special exhibition "International Image Processing Standards" organized in cooperation with the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) and Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA). The results of the global standardization of image processing will be presented and analysed. This special exhibition is a unique platform for expert knowledge that will make the technology even more user-friendly.
The 2014 edition of Vision devotes much more space to the theme of industrial PCs (IPC). A collective booth for IPC organized for the first time will allow visitors to learn and take stock of the situation. The VDMA Technology Days are under the maxim "research to meet the industry." As part of this special exhibition, institutes and universities will present the results of their research projects, which share a very strong potential for users and show how to exploit new markets. The research covers a wide range of technologies ranging from pioneering 3D technologies to practical applications, innovative object classification methods and high-performance imaging algorithms. The innovation strength barometer of the image processing industry is the VISION Award, which will be awarded for the 21st time in 2014. This award recognizes achievements with high technological requirements, a new application and a significant degree of innovation, as well as their impact on the image processing industry and the end user.
Approximately 400 exhibitors are expected at Vision 2014, including market leaders such as Allied Vision Technologies, Basler, Baumer Optronic, Framos, IDS Imaging Development, ISRA Vision, Keyence, MaxxVision, MVTec Software, Omron, Stemmer Imaging and Teledyne Dalsa.