In response to the cancellation of the event, Neil Sandhu, Chairman of UKIVA, said:
“We are disappointed to take the decision to cancel our Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition due to health and travel restrictions outside of our control.
“Following the widescale postponement of live industry events in 2020, there was understandably a real buzz around this year’s event and a return to normality. However, as the event organiser, we are beholden to science and Government guidelines, which will now see MVC move to a virtual format for 2021.
“In-keeping with last year’s event, this year’s full conference programme will again be hosted on our Technology Presentation Hub, which was developed by the PPMA Group of Associations for the MVC website.
“The platform is free to register and offers users ease of navigation to an array of audio / visual presentations across eight theatres. These will be available to view from 15 July.
“The Technology Presentation Hub generated plenty of interest and feedback in 2020, so we expect 2021 to follow suit based on the advancement and rapid deployment of thermal imagining and deep learning capability during Covid-19.”