The second UK Vision Technology Forum held by Stemmer Imaging at The Silverstone Wing on 3 March proved to be a huge success. With more than 300 registrants, a seminar program of 50 presentations over five tracks and a mini exhibition featuring more than 30 machine vision technology suppliers, the event was characterised by its vibrant atmosphere.
Mark Williamson, director – corporate market development at Stemmer Imaging, said: “We were delighted with every aspect of the event. Attendance levels were excellent and we were pleased to welcome many new faces since over 50 per cent of the visitors had not been to one of our events before.”
“The format provides plenty of flexibility for attendees to choose exactly which presentations they would like to attend yet leaves plenty of time to have a cup of coffee and visit the exhibition area”, he continued. “It was very rewarding to see many groups of visitors engaging in conversation throughout the day, taking advantage of the chance to network with each other and the vision specialists that were on hand. Many people commented on how useful these discussions were.”
“Each presentation typically attracted around 20 – 25 delegates, but some proved to be extremely popular with more than 40 attendees.
“The six ‘hands-on’ sessions for 3D imaging and the creation of machine vision applications using either smart cameras or multi-camera imaging software were once again fully subscribed. Each session had 18 places complete with individual hardware to work with, yet we also accommodated some extra visitors who were happy to sit in and listen even though they couldn’t take part in the practical activities! As a result of this we are now running an extra two-day training course later this month on Machine Vision Solutions from Teledyne DALSA at our new customer centre in Tongham. We are also grateful to our suppliers for the support they provided for the Forum,” concluded Williamson.