Optoelectronics Electric & Electronics
Stuttgart, Germany
08-10 Oct 2024
Messe Stuttgart
2 years
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The machine vision industry's lead event

VISION is always at the cusp of technological discovery and new market applications for machine vision technology. This has been growing rapidly in recent years and that’s why this international trade fair enjoys great attendance rates and popularity. Trade visitors come to learn all about never-before-seen technologies, solutions and innovations. VISION first took place in 1987 right when imaging processing, optics and camera technology took off. The product portfolio is one of the richest in the world. Buyers are able to browse through the full spectrum of intelligent cameras, high-speed cameras, image collection boxes, lasers, application-specific software, cables, cameras, matrix cameras, optics, processors, software libraries, frame grabbers and image editing. VISION is the first major opportunity for start-up companies to impress serious buyers and investors. Also, the VISION Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the field. 


The trade show will be held live at Messe Stuttgart from October 8th to October 10th, 2024. Because of the removal of the pandemic-related limitations, the most recent COVID-19 preventative measures will not be implemented. Organisers have stated that they will continue to monitor the ongoing pandemic situation and adapt the safety policies as needed.


Trade Fair Trips ltd makes it easy to make a hotel reservation for VISION and enjoy low prices in every part of Stuttgart, Germany. As a company, we work with clients in every price category as our service is completely custom-built to minimize costs and increase convenience. With us, you save money and time. Not sure where to stay? Our team points you to the best hotels nearest Messe Stuttgart, which you can reach in minutes on foot or via public transport. You can have your rooms booked within the same day and just after one consultation. Trade Fair Trips ltd also assists with logistics on the exhibition grounds. Do you need someone to build your fair booth? Have one of our teams handle the job. Additionally, we can also place reservations on meeting facilities ahead of time in your name. Combine the services you need into a special bundle!

On foot
On foot:

7 mins when travelling from Stuttgart Airport

Not advisable when travelling from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)


By car
By car:

1 min when travelling from Stuttgart Airport

20 mins when travelling from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)


By public transport
By public transport:

Unnecessary due to the closeness to Stuttgart Airport

40 mins when travelling from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)



Hotels near VISION

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VISION 2024 Stuttgart the niu Mesh 2.9 Stuttgart from € 456.00 EUR Book Now
Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport 2.04 Stuttgart from € 516.00 EUR Book Now
VISION 2024 Stuttgart Park Inn by Radisson Stuttgart 11 Stuttgart from € 223.00 EUR Book Now
VISION 2024 Stuttgart Hotel Schonbuch 19.3 Pliezhausen on request Request
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VISION 2024 Stuttgart Arthotel ANA Neotel 7.6 Stuttgart on request Request
VISION 2024 Stuttgart Hotel am Feuersee 11.4 Stuttgart on request Request
VISION 2024 Stuttgart Hotel am Schillerpark 12.2 Esslingen on request Request
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VISION is based in Stuttgart, Germany and arrives at Messe Stuttgart every two years. Editions are scheduled for three days at the start of October and fall on even years. The international trade fair shares the exhibition grounds with Motek and Bondexpo. Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH is the official organiser for the trade fair and keeps doors open only to professional visitors only. Work hours are set for 09:00 in the morning and 18:00 in the evening, but double check for any changes once the official program is revealed. Messe Stuttgart is best reached by car and has 6700 parking spots available. If you’re not driving your own vehicle, there’s also bus lines and the suburban rail (S-Bahn) available to take you to the exhibition grounds. The exhibition centre also has a quick connection to Stuttgart Airport.

  • “Compared with trade fairs featuring a machine vision area, the discussions are deeper and more detailed. Customers have specific demands backed up by corresponding unit numbers. As far as we are concerned, VISION is and will remain the leading trade fair for machine vision. We are already looking forward to next year when we will again present highlights in innovations,” - Christian Vollrath, Head of Computer Vision, Wenglor;
  • “We want to make a new contribution in an industry which has been working for many years with conventional, frame-based vision technology. The great acknowledgement we received by winning the VISION Award 2021 is both an immense honour and recognition for the hard work we invested in our new technology,” - Luca Verre founder and CEO Prophesee;

In the pre-pandemic times, VISION regularly pulled in around 11,000 trade visitors and the edition to take place during the pandemic managed around half with 5400 visitors in attendance. There were 472 exhibitors on average arriving from 32 countries. VISION enjoys the generous support of the VDMA Industrielle Bildverarbeitung. The professional audience represents 66 markets and flies in from Italy, Switzerland, France, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, USA, Korea, Japan, Taiwan Poland, the United Kingdom and Sweden. Roughly 46% are foreign nationals – a solid increase in the chance to penetrate international markets. Around 80% of all visitors have some kind of purchasing power or are heavily involved in purchasing decisions, so that means well for exhibitors looking for new customers. The five industries with the biggest numbers of visitors are image processing, electrical engineering and electronics, automotive industry, medical technology and pharmacy, mechanical and plant engineering.

VISION 2021 Edition

VISION's 2021 edition was hosted at the Messe Stuttgart between 05.10.2021 and 07.10.2021. The event took place as a live exposition with strict Covid-19 prevention measures in place. The edition received over 5,400 trade visitors from countries such as the Netherlands and Italy. 

VISION 2022 Edition

VISION 2022 was a live event conducted at Messe Stuttgart from October 4th to October 6th, 2022. Due to the removal of the corresponding domestic limitations, the event location did not include Covid-19 safety precautions. The event attracted 6,505 attendees from 60 countries (55% of whom had considerable purchasing power) and 378 exhibitors (60% of whom were from abroad).

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