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VISION STUTTGART


Vision 2020 cancelled - what now for MV firms?


Greg Blackman gathers opinion on the impact of Vision Stuttgart’s cancellation, and its affect on product releases and connecting with customers


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ision Stuttgart joins the list of trade fairs cancelled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Te


biennial show is one of the few events that hosts the entire machine vision industry, with exhibitors coming from 32 countries in 2018. Te event will now be held next from 5 to 7 October 2021. Messe Stuttgart expected around 500


exhibitors to be at this year’s trade fair, set to take place in November. Te 2018 show had 472 exhibitors, 60 per cent of which were


4 IMAGING AND MACHINE VISION EUROPE VISION YEARBOOK 2020/21


from outside Germany. Te international nature of Vision was a big reason why Messe Stuttgart took the decision to cancel this year’s event. At the same time, it is the show’s reputation as an international meeting place that is one of its draws, and what will be missed the most. Donal Waide, director of sales at BitFlow,


makes the trip every two years from Boston, USA, with colleagues. He told Imaging and Machine Vision Europe: ‘I have used this platform [Vision] in the past to meet with


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