STUTTGART, GERMANY-Vision 2008, an international trade fair for machine vision and identification technologies, held November 4 to 6, 2008, at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Center, included 292 exhibitors and 6,200 visitors.

“Our members are looking forward to positive feedback and are extremely satisfied with the quality and level of visitor interest,” says Dr. Dietmar Ley of the VDMA machine vision executive board.

The event’s visitors hailed from 33 countries, predominantly from Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands and Belgium; visitors also travelled from the United States, India, Israel and Brazil.

“For us, Vision went very well. It was an ideal platform for individual customer solutions. Overall, we are very pleased and are expecting excellent post-trade-fair business,” says Lutz Otto, senior sales and marketing manager, Sony Deutschland GmbH.

Touching on a range of themes, “Industrial Vision Days” was a series of talks and a highlight for some 2,500 visitors. There was particular interest in the panel discussion “Big Brother is Watching You: Machine Vision and Security,” during which experts in the field of machine vision technology and security discussed how machine vision can set new standards of security.

“Vision has further strengthened and extended its importance as a leading global trade fair. It has developed to become an indispensable platform for the machine vision industry and maintains this high standard year after year,” says Thomas Walter, head of Stuttgart’s Industry and Technology Area.

Vision 2009 will take place from November 3 to 5 in the Stuttgart Trade Fair Center.