ICRA 2024

May 13 - May 17, 2024
Yokohama, Japan

IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

This year’s conference theme is “CONNECT+,” reflecting the conference’s aim of helping to build relationships and potential collaborations with participants within and outside their field of study. The port city of Yokohama is the symbol of Japan’s opening to the outside world, and ICRA 2024 will become the symbol of Robotics’ opening to the new society with many other fields. ICRA brings together robotics researchers, students and industrial partners from around the world to discuss the latest innovations and breakthroughs, highlighting the role of robotics and automation in addressing global challenges. ICRA 2024 will include plenary and keynote sessions, contributed paper sessions, workshops and tutorial sessions, forums, expo and exhibitions from our corporate partners, robot competitions and numerous social events.IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

International Drone Show

May 29 - May 29, 2024
Odense, Denmark

The International Drone Show features drone demonstration flights, insights on relevant drone industry topics, inspiring talks from experts, and a fully-fledged exhibition for you to get in touch with the right stakeholders at the right time. The show is visited by business, research, and governmental stakeholders securing that you can get new relevant knowledge, plan and execute B2B meetings at the show, as well as utilize our light authentic atmosphere to gain new contacts during or after the show at our special paid networking event “IDS After hours – Burgers & Drinks"


March 13 - March 15, 2024
Odense, Denmark

Robots, Automation and Drones

Want to see the latest technology? And do you want to know what robots and drones can do for your bottom line, safety, and work environment? R-24 is the event that shows you the most cutting-edge technology, the latest news in the robotics industry, and brings together robotics enthusiasts from all over Europe. The event is free to attend, and registration opens in January, 2024.


May 30 - May 31, 2024
Odense, Denmark

Annual Robot Party

Get inspiration for your further journey with robotics and automation at DIRA Business and ROBOTBRAG 2024 at the Technological Institute in Odense.

On 30 and 31 May 2023, the Danish Technological Institute and DIRA invites you to the annual robot party in Forskerparken. Here, Danish companies will be able to get a glimpse of tomorrow's production and robot technology - and enter into a dialogue with the Technological Institute's impartial robot specialists.

If you are a DIRA member you can rent a stand. Renting before 1. February you get early bird price.

Please note: The main language of this event will be Danish. 

Automatik 2024

September 10 - September 12, 2024
Brøndby Hallen, Denmark

Expo & Conferences

At AUTOMATIK you get the whole package. You will have ample opportunity to find new suppliers and business partners, network and at the same time be updated on the latest technologies and solutions, which can help to automate and optimize processes in your company, when a strong field of exhibitors is ready for dialogue and sparring within the product areas below. In addition, AUTOMATIK offers a strong and up-to-date conference program based on the challenges of today and the future. Together, it gives you as a visitor a perfect basis for being updated and expanding your knowledge of new solutions and opportunities.

DIRA Members get a discount for renting a stand at the fair.


RobotWorld 2024

October 23 - October 26, 2024
Seoul, KINTEX hall 1-3

RobotWorld, which is the biggest specialized robotics exhibition in Korea

ROBOTWORLD is one of the biggest international robot fair, which consists of exhibition, contest, and conference all in one.

Robot Heart co-located with BI-MU

October 09 - October 12, 2024
Fiera Milano, Italy

The art of smart robotics

From 9 to 12 October 2024, fieramilano Rho will be the stage for the 34th edition of BI-MU, the most important Italian exhibition dedicated to the manufacturing industry of metal cutting and metal forming machine tools, robots, automation systems, digital and additive manufacturing, auxiliary and enabling technologies.

Besides machine tools and production systems, there will be 8 exhibition themes, among which

RobotHeart – the art of smart robotics

Industrial robotics, automation, related technologies and solutions, components, systems and artificial intelligence.

The large number of applications on show will attract operators from all the main production sectors, including mechanics, automotive, logistics, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, electronics, biomedics.

The protagonists of this exhibition area are manufacturers, integrators, universities, research centres and start-ups.


June 24 - June 27, 2025
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.

Elmia Automation

May 14 - May 17, 2024
Joenkoeping, Sweden

Automation fair

Meet tomorrow's innovations and automation solutions in the industry's most powerful marketplace.

This is the leading automation fair for the Swedish manufacturing industry.

It presents complete solutions in operation for efficient and automated production. Together with five other parallel production fairs, Elmia Automation is a platform for visionary thinking in the industry. And the focus is on making deals.

TAIROS & Automation Taipei

August 21 - August 24, 2024
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1&2

Taiwan Automation Intelligence and Robot Show

Exhibition Scale Increased “Taiwan Automation Intelligence and Robot Show” and “Automation Taipei” are praised as the most iconic industrial exhibition in Asia. We are looking forward to including a more complete automation supply chain and build more international exhibition in Taiwan.

Automation UK

June 18 - June 19, 2024
CBS Arena, Coventry, UK

Bringing industrial automation and robotics to life

Automation UK 2023 is now closed, the show will return with collocated Machine Vision Conference (MVC) between the 18-19 June 2024.

Automation UK is designed specifically for businesses operating in the automation and robotics markets and will highlight the importance of robotics and systems integration to the future growth of the UK economy. The event will showcase the latest products and services in this fast-growing sector to visitors and is poised as one of the largest annual gatherings of industry experts under one roof in the UK.


May 06 - May 09, 2024
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, USA

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

Do you currently work with, study or have a passion for automation? Interested in using it better or capitalizing on it in the future? Then you need to attend Automate. As the leading automation showcase in North America, it offers hands-on, front-row experiences you can’t find anywhere else.

Our gathering of expertise and experience is unmatched. Opportunities to learn, improve deployment and make a fast impact abound. Whether you already use automation or you’re just curious about the latest trends, Automate is the place to be.

Free to attend, the show features 750+ exhibitors showcasing the latest in technology. Plan to attend inspiring and informative keynotes each day. Our show floor theater offers a great line-up of speakers and topics that you can drop in and attend.

Contact IFR

Dr. Susanne Bieller

IFR General Secretary

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Dr. Christopher Müller

Director IFR Statistical Department

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Silke Lampe

Assistant IFR Secretariat

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Nina Kutzbach

Assistant IFR Statistical Department

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