Control 2015 -
Quality Assurance with a Strong Trace of Image Processing
The Control international trade fair for quality assurance is firming up its globally recognised position as a leading international trade fair for its 29th edition! With 900 exhibitors from 31 countries, the project team under the guidance of Gitta Schlaak is heading towards a new record - with regard to exhibitor numbers as well as occupied exhibition floor space. Growth in occupied floor space can be traced back to larger booths on the one hand and, on the other hand, to further increases in the numbers of manufacturers and distributors of technical QA hardware and software products and solutions.
And thus the Control international trade fair for quality assurance is firming up its leading position and will be the world's most important business meet for the industry sector once again in 2015. Control's great significance is reflected above all in the comparatively great demand experienced at the last event amounting to 25,000 expert visitors from 89 countries from around the world who travelled to the QA Mecca in Stuttgart.
The internationalism of the manufacturers and distributors, as well as the expert visitors with high levels of decision-making authority, is expressive of broad-based acceptance within the industry sector across all service and application segments.
The best example of this is the steadily growing field of image processing and vision systems. With 250 participating image processing companies, Control holds the pole position in this sector which has now motivated EMVA, as a Europe-wide industry organisation, to actively participate at Control as an information, communication, quotations, user and business platform. Furthermore, this market segment will receive even more attention thanks to the special trade fair guide for image processing and vision systems initiated by trade fair promoters P.E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG and researched for the second time this year by collaboration partner xpertgate, which will provide expert visitors with in-depth insights into potential applications for modern image processing and vision systems.
Control's time-tested supplementary programme, which is updated each year and is highly esteemed amongst experts from all over the world, will be in top form once again in 2015. Expert visitors are provided with the opportunity of attending the talks and presentations at the exhibitor forum, and of participating in the workshops held by the Vision Academy and the DGQ. Beyond this, they can gather comprehensive information about the current state-of-the-art and its implementation in actual industrial practice at the special shows and theme parks held by the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance, the Fraunhofer IPA and the Mechatronics Network of Baden-Württemberg, at presentations offered by collaboration partner xpertgate, and last but not least on the occasion of the conferment of the TQU Competence Award for Innovation.
Furthermore, "The Future of Quality" will be discussed within the framework of the Q-Dialogue, and one of the practice-oriented presentations will deal with the current issue of "Use of German QA Standards within a Global Context". The issue of the challenges associated with global purchasing and production under various local content conditions is gaining more and more significance. And all of this within the context of the strict quality requirements to which products and goods are subjected, whether they're produced in the established industrialised nations or in the emerging nations and low-wage countries - i.e. anywhere in the world.
Images: R. Eberhard, messekompakt.com, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh
Source: P.E. Schall