"Nothing is nicer than being welcomed with open arms when canvassing exhibitors." These are the words with which Gitta Schlaak, project manager of the Control international trade fair for quality assurance, expresses the longstanding success experienced by this industry event which will take place this year for the 29th time. With consistent work on the quality of its content, as well as its organisational excellence, Control has evolved into an information, communication and business platform for industrial quality assurance at which well-founded information dominates - instead of the event itself.
"To a given extent, Control reinvents itself each year, so to speak, by adopting market and technology issues which are relevant to the industry sector and carefully adapting them to the respective hardware or software innovations - without watering down the thematic essence. Beyond this, Control is committed to all QA concerns and thus (analogous to the cross-divisional function of quality assurance at the company) takes on the challenging task of being able to present suitable hardware and software for all QA-relevant business areas", explains Gitta Schlaak in her remarks.
The best example of this is the enormous annual influx of new exhibitors from the industrial image processing and vision systems sector who will present their companies to an international expert audience at the 29th Control in numbers unparalleled to date. Together with returning exhibitors, this is resulting in great demand with regard to participation in and of itself, as well as requests for increased booth floor space. And thus it's no wonder that roughly six months before the event opens its doors, 97% of all allocated exhibition floor space has already been firmly booked. And these aren't just impressive figures - P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG also sees this success as an obligation to the exhibitors and the expert visitors.
Current developments with regard to the international G3 initiative for standardisation, whose founding members include AIA Advancing, Vision + Imaging, the Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA) and the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA), have fulfilled the prerequisite of decisively and significantly advancing above all the standardisation of interfaces which is required for systems integration. In light of the fact that the market for products and solutions for industrial image processing is currently growing in China and Asia more than anywhere else, standardisation is becoming more important than ever before. Moreover, more and more manufacturers and distributors from China and Asia are presenting their companies at Control - and it's plainly apparent that they're targeting more than just their own market regions.
The 29th Control international trade fair for quality assurance will take place at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre from 5 through 8 May 2015 and will showcase the offerings of roughly 900 exhibitors from approximately 30 countries on more than 538,000 square feet of exhibition floor space.
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Source: P.E. Schall