7th EMVA Conference in Dublin increases level of internationality
- More than 120 participants from 22 countries
- New EMVA Executive Committee elected
The 7th European Machine Vision Business Conference in Dublin – May 15th & May 16th, 2009 – attracted more than 120 participants from 22 countries and was more international than ever before. Besides European countries, Brasil, Canada, China, India, Israel, Russia, and the U.S.A. were represented.
The ample networking opportunities during the conference were used for expanding business contacts and for intensive discussion of the current economic challenges and how to face them.
Four different sessions focused on machine vision in Ireland, technology and business trends as well as machine vision markets. The market session placed emphasis on the BRIC countries and their potential for establishing and enlarging the machine vision business in these rapidly emerging economies. The attendees received information on the state of the technology as well as current figures, not previously presented.
At the EMVA General Assembly the election of the EMVA Executive Committee took place. For the next three years the Executive Committee will be composed of Mats Gökstorp (SICK, Sweden/Germany), Gabriele Jansen (Jansen C.E.O., Germany), Cor Maas (LMI Technologies, The Netherlands), Ignazio Piacentini (ImagingLab, Italy) and Toni Ventura-Traveset (Datapixel, Spain).
The EMVA Conference 2010 will take place in Istanbul. More information will be available soon at www.emva.org.
This is what attendees said about the EMVA Conference 2009:
“Well organised, friendly environment, professional. Great example of international cooperation in industrial technological development. I am really appreciating an opportunity to be there, thanks.”
Maxim Soroka, Director, ViTec, Russia
“It was my first time. I found it very useful, both presentations, conferences and networking opportunities.”
Ramon Palli, General Manager, AQSENSE, Spain
“Great attendance in a bad economy, a testament to the executive committee, support staff and all the members of the EMVA. Keep up the great work.”
Len Metcalfe, CEO, LMI Technologies, Canada
“The balance between informative speeches and networking breaks is well defined and makes the EMVA business conference a valuable event which I would not like to miss. Sharing market knowledge is important to our industry.”
Christof Zollitsch, Managing Director, STEMMER IMAGING, Germany
“Very good conference, good presentations, good dinner and excellent networking. It is very nice to confirm that EMVA is not only a meeting point for MV companies but what is more important, for MV friends.”
Toni Ventura Traveset, General Director, DATAPIXEL, Spain
“Wonderful. Keep up the good work. The BRIC session was great.”
Anish Soneja, CEO & Managing Director, Menzel Vision & Robotics, India
European Machine Vision Association
Founded in May 2003 in Barcelona, the European Machine Vision Association currently has 114 members representing 20 nations. Its aim is to promote the development and use of machine vision technology and to support the interests of its members - machine vision companies, research institutions and national machine vision associations. The main fields of work of EMVA are: standardization, statistics, the annual EMVA Business Conference and other networking events, public relations and marketing. To find out more visit the web site www.emva.org.