Drives and Controls Magazine
Hannover Fair 2018 23 - 27 April, 2018

Location: Hannover, Germany
The 2018 edition of the world’s largest industrial exhibition will be first at which the Industrial Automation show-within-a-show will be merged with the biennial Motion, Drive & Automation (MDA) event to form a single entity to be called Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives (IAMD), and covering automation, power transmission and fluid power. Also from 2018, the vast CeMat logistics trade fair will run alongside the industrial show for the first time.
UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition 2018 16 May, 2018

Location: Milton Keynes, UK
Following an inaugural event held in 2017, which attracted more than 300 visitors and 57 exhibitors, the UK Industrial Vision Association has announced plans for a similar event in 2018. Designed to provide an educational experience, the conference and exhibition will again offer a programme of technical seminars in several presentation theatres, supported by an exhibition of the latest vision technologies and services.
Automatica 19 - 22 June, 2018

Location: Munich, Germany
The biennial robotics and smart automation exhibition had already allocated more exhibition space than in 2016, nine months before the doors open. This includes a 16% increase in the space allocated to non-German exhibitors and 12% for first-time exhibitors, including Siemens, Volkswagen and Wago. The event will host will host the Automobile Production Congress for the first time.