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Smart Factory + Automation World, Gangnam style

Smart Factory + Automation World welcomed 40,000 attendees to Korea’s largest events centre, Coex, in Gangnam district of Seoul, at the end of March.

The three-day exhibition for the smart factory and vision sectors transformed the centre into a major hub for global automation industry.

This years’ Smart Factory + Automation World expo combined three large events: Smart Factory Expo, aimex (Industrial Automation, Instrumentation & Measurement Exhibition), and the Korea Vision Show. The three expos spanned more than 36,000sqm of space and saw 481 exhibiting companies taking a total of 1,735 stands.

The visitor numbers represented a 30% increase on the 2018 show’s figure.

A survey of the attendees showed that almost half had come to “collect new product and technical information”, while a quarter aimed to identify new industry trends.

Concurrent events with the expo, jointly coordinated by the Korea Smart Factory Foundation, Coex, Chomdan Inc., the Korean Smart Manufacturing Industry Association, Korea Machine Vision Industry Association, Iomedia, and the Korean Sensors Society, included the 4th Industrial Revolution Robotics Conference, 3D Printer User Conference, Machine Vision Seminar, and Industrial Innovation Day.

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