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AIA Announces 2004-2005 Events
AIA Posted 05/03/2004
Highlights Include New Workshop on Machine Vision for Pharmaceutical & Medical Applications and The Vision Show West in 2005
Ann Arbor, MI – Several new machine vision events have been announced for 2004 and 2005 by the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), the global industry trade group representing more than 200 member companies from 23 nations.
Highlights include a new workshop on Machine Vision for Pharmaceutical & Medical Applications set for October 13 & 14, 2004, in Princeton, NJ and The Vision Show and Conference West, slated for April 5-7, 2005, in Santa Clara, CA.
‘‘With the economy strengthening and companies investing more in capital equipment than they have been for the past few years, we see the demand for machine vision solutions increasing,’‘ said Jeffrey A. Burnstein, Executive Director of AIA.
‘‘One of AIA’s key roles is to provide quality education about machine vision products and applications, so we are adding new events to help us reach more companies that could benefit from applying machine vision,’‘ Burnstein added. ‘‘We’re especially excited about our new workshop on pharmaceutical and medical applications, two industries with great growth potential for machine vision.
‘‘We’re also happy to be returning to the west coast with The Vision Show. We haven’t held a show there since November 2002 due to the slowdown in the semiconductor and electronics industries. These industries are the two largest markets for machine vision. With business picking up in both industries and the demand for machine vision accelerating, a return to Silicon Valley in April 2005 should be well timed,’‘ Burnstein explained.
These are the events AIA has announced for 2004-2005:
Machine Vision for Assembly Applications
September 28-30, 2004
At the Assembly Technology Expo sponsored by Reed Exhibitions
Machine Vision for Robot Guidance Workshop
October 5 & 6, 2004
Machine Vision for Pharmaceutical & Medical Applications Workshop
October 13 & 14, 2004
AIA Networking Reception & Market Update
October 20, 2004
At the VISION 2004 Show sponsored by Messe Stuttgart
13th Annual AIA Business Conference
February 2-4, 2005
The Vision Show and Conference West
April 5-7, 2005 (Conference begins April 4)
Santa Clara, CA
The International Robots & Vision Show and Conference
September 27-29, 2005
Co-located with the Assembly Technology Expo sponsored by Reed Exhibitions
Founded in 1984, AIA is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. AIA’s more than 200 member companies include leading suppliers of machine vision systems and components, system integrators, OEMs, end users, consulting firms, and research groups.
In addition to its educational events, the association sponsors Machine Vision Online (www.machinevisiononline.org), the world’s leading resource for machine vision information on the Internet. Machine Vision Online offers an in-depth buyer’s guide, feature articles, case studies, tech papers, books & CDs, an events calendar, information on industry standards and market trends, and daily news items. Two e-newsletters are published each month – free subscriptions are available.
AIA also has active standards efforts on Camera Link® and Gigabit Ethernet for Machine Vision.
For full details on all of AIA’s activities, visit www.machinevisiononline.org or call AIA Headquarters at 734/994-6088.