VISION celebrated its premiere in 1988. Today, 25 years later, it is by far the most important industry event in the world! It is the market place for component manufacturers, as well as a platform for system suppliers and integrators. The great popularity enjoyed by the Application Park, the Integration Area and the Medical Discovery Tour at VISION 2011 confirmed that the focus on the end user is more important than ever. We will continue to be the leading trade fair for the entire machine vision industry both now and in the future.