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Stuttgart ,Germany
Electronics, Real Time & Embedded Systems
Organizer :
Messe Stuttgart
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2 years


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. 


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.

What Are People Saying? 

• “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;

Audience & Statistics 

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.


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! 


VISION 2021 opened doors to visitors after a three-year pause due to the coronavirus pandemic. The international trade fair was a success and a very important step in restarting the industry in a meaningful way. It was the first time major players came together in person. Reports have stated that attendees felt sufficiently safe and protected during the 2021 edition. That’s why Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH is bringing what it’s learned to the next edition held at Messe Stuttgart. Organisers want to return to the regular scheduling and have confirmed the new dates for October 4th – October 6th, 2022. 

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How to get to VISION
On foot
On foot:

Stuttgart Airport - 7 mins via Flughafenstrasse

Stuttgart Hbf – not advisable


By car
By car:

Stuttgart Airport - 1 min via Flughafenentlastungsstraße

Stuttgart Hbf – 20 mins via B27


By public transport
By public transport:

Stuttgart Airport - not available

Stuttgart Hbf - 40 mins via S-Bahn S2 or S3


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