UKIVA Machine Vision Conference 2018 Preview


Over 50 of the leading machine vision companies from around the world will be exhibiting at the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition which is taking place at Arena MK, Milton Keynes on Wednesday May 16th 2018

The Exhibition is co-located with the seven Conference Theatres, meaning that there will be plenty of opportunities for visitors to see all of the stands either during the official Conference breaks or if they have a vacant slot in their personal seminar itinerary.

International presence

Although the event is taking place in the UK, it has a truly international flavour with exhibitors from Canada, France, Germany, People’s Republic of China and the USA in addition to the many from the UK itself. Event organiser, Chris Valdes, commented: “It is testament to the success of the inaugural event last year that this year we have attracted a larger proportion of exhibitors from overseas. Not only that, we are delighted to welcome twelve new exhibitors. The line-up represents an excellent cross-section of the industrial vision industry. A large number of vision component manufacturers will be showing products such as cameras, optics, illumination, controllers, frame grabbers, software, 3D systems, cables and components. Many of the UK’s leading vision technology suppliers and distributors for these and other vision systems and components will also be exhibiting. Visitors to the event will therefore have a great opportunity to see some of the latest vision products. A number of vision systems integrators will also be available on their stands to discuss how their specialist expertise can help integrate vision inspection systems in to existing or new production lines or OEM equipment.”

Talk to the experts

The prime objective for the event is to create an informative and educational environment. With 55 technical seminars being delivered at the Conference, including the 2 Keynote presentations, there will be an impressive array of very experienced and knowledgeable vision specialists gathered under one roof. This provides the perfect opportunity for attendees to network both with these specialists and with each other about any aspect of machine vision. Many of the presenters are also exhibitors, and they will welcome further discussions on any aspect of their seminars at their exhibition stands or over a coffee!  There is bound to be someone attending who can provide advice on any vision challenge faced by a visitor.

Stimulating Conference program

With seven presentation theatres hosting 55 technical seminars, the Conference offers a stimulating program, with content suitable for every type of visitor, ranging from those completely new to vision to highly experienced practitioners in the subject. The full program can be found at, and it is generating a lot of interest, with almost twice as many people already registered for the event compared to the equivalent time in 2017. The two Keynote presentations, which will examine the use of vision in two very different types of autonomous vehicles, are expected to be particularly popular. Professor Tony Pipe, Deputy Director at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UWE will be talking about the Venturer autonomous vehicle project, while Henry Harris-Burland, VP Marketing from Starship Technologies will be discussing the development of advanced, self driving personal delivery robots, and there will be a chance to see the robot in action at the event.


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