October 04 - October 06, 2022

International trade fair for vision technology

Meet the key players in the industry as well as many small, highly specialised companies. Every two years, they present a complete overview of a product and services spectrum of incomparable breadth: from the sensor to the processor, from the cable to the camera, from the software to the illumination system, complete machine vision systems and very specific applications for the widest range of industries – from mechanical engineering through the automotive industry right up to medical technology and much, much more. You can now look forward to VISION, the largest and most international machine vision trade fair ever! 

VISION will take place this year for the 30th time. Around 400 exhibitors will present the latest technology, spread over two halls, including over 30 start-ups. Interested? BE VISIONary and get a free one-day ticket here using the code "VDMAISVISIONARY2022". The VDMA Machine Vision team as conceptual sponsor will of course be on site (Hall 8 booth E55 and E24). We look forward to your visit!

VDMA Machine Vision (as conceptual sponsor of the VISION show) will be on-site organising the Industrial VISION Days, the world's largest presentation forum for machine vision with around 70 top-class lectures during three day. Again, you can follow the presentations on site (Hall 8, Stand C70), in the livestream or on demand.


June 27 - June 30, 2023
Messe Munich exhibition center, Germany

trade fair for smart automation and robotics

Apart from production-optimizing solutions and products, the trade fair for smart automation and robotics also showcases all visionary key technologies in a single location.

Challenges, opportunities, risks: In times of great upheaval, automatica provides valuable impetus for the future of automated production. The international trade fair for smart automation and robotics brings all visionary key technologies together in one place. This makes it a meeting point for constructive and visionary cross-sectoral exchange between industrial, research and political representatives. And there is more: It offers an overview of global developments, topics, innovations, and solutions, thus providing the necessary orientation and investment security in these times of upheaval. So that the vision of gradual advancement from automated to autonomous production may become reality – providing an opportunity to grow for you and your company.


May 22 - May 25, 2023
Huntington Place, Detroit, MI, USA

Discover the latest in robotics, machine vision, AI, motion control, and related technologies.

Automation is helping companies in every industry become stronger global competitors. To succeed, you need the right solution providers, the right technology, and the right expertise. Automate will provide it all and more! Automate showcases the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions. From traditional industrial applications to cutting edge new technologies, you’ll find ways to automate every process in your company. It’s held just once every two years, so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to find the right solutions to meet your automation challenges, all at this one great show.

Japan Robot Week 2022

October 19 - October 21, 2022
Tokyo Big Sight, Japan

onsite and online

Japan Robot Week, held now for the 6th time, was first held in 2012 as a specialty exhibition to showcase service robots and robot manufacturing technology. Since the last exhibition, an industrial robot category has been added, so that it is now not only service robots but also collaborative robots and system integrators, and the exhibition has grown so that it can promote even more active business discussions and technology exchanges.

The exhibition will be a place for new services and technologies to be created that transcend the boundaries between manufacturers, robot system integrators and users, in order to achieve greater social implementation.

Online exhibition will be open from October 12 to 28, 2022.

Greater Bay Area Industrial Expo

November 09 - November 12, 2022
Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center

24th China DMP International Mould, Metalworking, Plastics & Packaging Exhibition

2022 Greater Bay Area Industrial Expo, the 24th DMP International Mould, Metalworking & Plastics Exhibition, organized by Paper Communication Exhibition Services, will be held at Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center (Baoan) on November 9 -12, 2022! This mega industrial event brings wellknown machinery manufacturers from all over the world together and is definitely not to be missed!

DMP Greater Bay Area Industrial Expo will continue to implement the "Internet +" thinking with five new concepts: innovation, coordination, openness, green and sharing, focusing on modern technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data and cloud computing, creating a global high-end manufacturing showcase platform. 

During the expo, new products, new technologies, new trends and new applications in the manufacturing industry will be showcased, including CNC machine tools, CNC tools, intelligent manufacturing systems, industrial robots, sheet metal lasers, plastics and packaging, mold manufacturing, industrial Internet, industrial measurement, 3D printing, precision parts, digital factories, artificial intelligence, die-casting, hardware tools, metal materials, key components, advanced manufacturing equipment and many others, focusing on digital, intelligent and personalized innovation technologies and solutions in different fields. Many more activities: Greater Bay Area Innovation and Technology International Cooperation Forum, 8th DME 3D Printing Intelligent Equipment Exhibition, 11th International (Shenzhen) Metal Casting Show, Shenzhen International Precision Injection Technology Exhibition, Asia International Innovation & Invention Exhibition, Sino-Euro Supply Chain Green Finance and Technology Forum and Exhibition, etc. will be concurrently held.


Robotworld 2022

October 26 - October 29, 2022
KINTEX, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Hybrid Exhibition

ROBOTWORLD, 17th edition this year is Korea’s premier exhibition for robot industry, featuring more than 150 exhibitors from 30 countries and over 30,000 square meters of display space.

Robotworld 2022 will be held in 26-29 of October at Kintex, Seoul, which consists of exhibition, contest, and conference all in one. It highlights innovations in industrial robot, service robot, robot parts, factory automation, smart logistics, medical and rehabilitation robot, personal mobility, drone, delivery robot, cooking robot and AI and so on.

Industry professionals with decision-making authority and technical expertise including CEO/s, board members from all production backgrounds attend Robotworld 2022 to learn about the latest trends and innovations.

Online Exhibition

Autonomous Mobile Robots & Logistics Conference

October 11 - October 13, 2022
Boston, MA, USA

Conference co-located with The Vision Show

Join us for the Autonomous Mobile Robots & Logistics Conference, where you’ll learn about the exciting advances in AMR technology, plus new developments in logistics automation.

The Vision Show

October 11 - October 13, 2022
Boston, MA, USA

Show & Conference

From quality control of the things we use, eat or drink, to safety and security in the places we go, to better medical screening and faster drug discovery, to high-tech entertainment, machine vision and imaging systems increase the quality of our everyday lives. At The Vision Show, you will find the right solution providers, the right technology, and the right expertise to implement vision and imaging systems.

Robot Heart

October 12 - October 15, 2022
Fiera Milano, Italy

The art of smart robotics

RobotHeart - The art of smart robotics -  is the new exhibition area dedicated to robotics, sponsored by SIRI, the Italian Association of Robotics and Automation, at 33.BI-MU, (fieramilano Rho from 12 to 15 October 2022).

Focused on industrial robotics, automation, related technologies, components, systems and artificial intelligence, RobotHeart is not "only" an exhibition area for the meeting between supply and demand in the sector, but also proposes itself as a laboratory of ideas, a place of production of culture and knowledge, a point of reference for those who work in the sector.

iRACE 2022

November 09 - November 12, 2022
Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, Shenzhen, China

International Robotics & Automation Conference & Exhibition

The International Robotics & Automation Conference & Exhibition (iRACE 2022) is taking place under the roof of DMP Greater Bay Area Industrial Expo. It is organized by CRIA together with VDMA Robotics + Automation and Paper Communication. iRACE will connect most high-end technology within Robotics & Automation industry and facilitate industry development & growth. It’s exhibit profile covers Robots/ Robotic Systems, Automated Assembly Machines & Systems, Machine Vision & Imaging Equipment/Systems, Positioning System, Control Systems Technology & Industrial Communications, Automatic Identification & Data Collection/RFID, Driving Technology, Sensor Technology, Supply Technology, Software & IOT, Safety & Security Technology, Solution for Smart Factory, Smart Living Solution, Intelligent Warehousing and Logistic, etc.

The DMP show has been well recognized as one of the largest and most influential leading manufacturing industry exhibitions in P.R. China with over two decades of history. Focusing on technology and innovation, DMP Greater Bay Area Industrial Expo has been constructed as the comprehensive platform for technology & industry collaboration and industry empowerment. It will provide worldwide vendors with the most optimum platform for enhancement of international cooperation.

Robot Investments Summit

October 04 - October 06, 2022
Viaport Marina Expo Center, Istanbul, Turkey

Forum and Exhibition

Robot Investments Summit and Exhibition has reached a position where it is the largest organization in Turkey that focuses solely on robotic solutions.  In fact, today many organizations examine the industrial solutions of all companies together in the Summit prior to making any robot investment decision and make the final decision after the Summit. Robot Investments Summit and Exhibition is organized under the supervision of TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey) with the support of MAKFED, ENOSAD and TUSAYDER in collaboration with ST Alternatif Fuarcılık, who is an ENDÜSTRİ MEDYA company.

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