Since the close of the 2019 Automate show, more than 250 exhibitors have booked over 150,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space for Automate 2021, North America’s leading automation trade show. This is the largest early sign-up in the history of the event, which dates back to 1977, and a strong endorsement of the show’s move to its new home in Detroit, Michigan (US).
Automate will run May 17-20, 2021, at Cobo Center in Detroit, and ultimately should feature more than 500 exhibiting companies. More than 20,000 attendees are expected from small, medium, and large companies in every industry looking to successfully deploy automation. Exhibit space is now open to all companies who wish to exhibit.
“Automate has established itself as the most important show for users in every industry looking for automation solutions and the latest advances in automation, including robotics, machine vision, motion control, AI, and related technologies,” said Jeff Burnstein, president of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the show’s sponsor.
“As the use of automation grows globally, there’s an increasing demand for practical, real-world information about how to successfully automate,” Burnstein added. He noted that the five-day conference that accompanies the show is filled with practical presentations from leading global experts. The trade show floor itself also offers “expert huddles,” focused on specific areas of interest to users, such as collaborative robots, autonomous mobile robots, 3D vision, embedded vision, quality control, machine learning/AI, IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), and connected motion control.