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Updated: January 12th, 2011 09:49 AM CDT

EMVA Goes 'Green'

7th Annual Conference Slated for Dublin
Attendees at the 2008 EMVA Business Conference in Berlin
The 2008 EMVA Business Conference in Berlin attracted 170 participants from 20 countries.

By Barry Hochfelder

The 7th European Machine Vision Business Conference will be held from May 14-16 at the Crowne Plaza Dublin Northwood Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.
In addition to the conference, there will be plenty of networking time, as well as a number of social events, including an optional walking tour of Dublin that ends in a traditional pub. The final schedule had not been completed at press time, but confirmed presentations include:

  • Machine Vision in Ireland
  • Beer Keg Inspection at Guinness
  • Key Challenges for Growing Industrial Imaging Companies
  • The Brazilian Machine Vision Market
  • The Russian Machine Vision Market
  • The Indian Machine Vision Market
  • The Chinese Machine Vision Market
  • Machine Vision Standardization

In addition to the presentations, networking opportunities and social events, the EMVA General Assembly will be held on the morning of May 16. At that time, results of the latest election of Executive Committee members will be announced, including a new President to replace Gabriele Jansen, who is completing her two-year term.

The 6th European Machine Vision Business Conference was held last year in Berlin. The conference drew more than 170 participants from 20 countries. The following countries were represented: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Finland, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Slovenia, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Attendees received first-hand information on vision markets in Germany, Italy and Israel.

The closing date for registration for the 7th EMVA Conference is May 1. Fees include conference participation, evening events, meals, drinks and conference documents. The cost is 550 for EMVA members and 750 for non-members. An optional walking tour of Dublin is 30 and the program package for guests is 125 for the welcome event and Friday evening event.

The European Machine Vision Association is a non-profit organization supporting the interests and concerns of its members. The association helps ensure that the cutting-edge technology of machine vision is known and applied worldwide.

The Crowne Plaza provides a free shuttle from the airport, which is just 2.5 km away. The hotel is in an 85-acre woodlands and just a short distance to Dublin City Centre. Rates range from 155-171. Other hotels also are available.

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