Messe Stuttgart will stage the next VISION show, the world’s leading trade fair for machine vision, from 5 to 7 October 2021.
The trade fair organiser has backed the request from exhibitors and visitors who voted in an extensive survey by a clear majority (75% of surveyed exhibitors and 81% of surveyed visitors) for the event to be held next year.
Vision will also retain its biennial schedule and be held every two years. The new date is also in parallel with Motek, International Trade Fair for Automation in Production and Assembly.
“VISION is also developing just as dynamically as the machine vision industry,” said Florian Niethammer (pictured), team director and the project manager responsible for VISION at Messe Stuttgart.
“We are using the current challenges to implement other measures which will be beneficial to the world’s leading trade fair in the long term.”
In addition to the strategic measures initiated in 2020, which includes the launch of the VISION Start-up World, Messe Stuttgart is planning to further enhance the trade fair experience at VISION 2021 through digital supplements.
However, there are no plans for a virtual replacement of the cancelled trade fair date in 2020.
Dr. Klaus-Henning Noffz, director new business development at Basler and chairman of the board of VDMA Machine Vision welcomed the approach by Messe Stuttgart.
He said: “VISION is an essential platform for the machine vision industry. We are looking forward to a strong VISION 2021, and once again with many personal meetings with business contacts and friends from all over the world.”
Gabriele Jansen, Managing Partner of Vision Ventures and a board member of EMVA added: “VISION is the main driving force for the machine vision industry: important business contacts are forged and cultivated, innovations are presented and developments are discussed during the trade fair. We are all the more pleased about the date next year in Stuttgart.”