VIRTUAL ONLY: Control 2021

The decision is made: once again this year, it will not be possible to hold the 34th Control international trade fair for quality assurance as an on-site, live event. After in-depth consultation with the exhibitors and the trade fair advisory board, trade fair promoters P. E. Schall had no choice but to cancel the trade fair highlight which was scheduled for the 4th through the 7th of May, 2021.

(Source: P. E. Schall)

The exhibitors and expert visitors are eagerly waiting to finally be able to exchange ideas and experience face-to-face once again. But the current pandemic situation is necessitating continued patience on the part of everyone involved. “It is with a heavy heart that we made the decision to cancel Control 2021 as an on-site trade fair,” says Bettina Schall, managing director of P. E. Schall. “We’ve once again been forced to make this decision, together with everyone involved, on the basis of rational thinking and a sense of responsibility.” Bettina Schall emphasized the fact that numerous companies from all industry sectors were eagerly awaiting Control as the most important technical event covering all aspects of measuring and test technology, vision technology, image processing and sensor technology, which is thus the most significant platform for industrial quality assurance. “We regret having to cancel all the more for this reason.”

Control Virtual Connects Suppliers and Users in a Timely and Consistent Fashion

Above all leading trade fairs like the internationally acclaimed Control are important drivers for the industry sector – after all, efficient quality assurance (QA) increases the competitive edge of the manufacturing processes. As a reflection of economic strength, and due to the opportunities they provide for personal exchange, trade fairs are an irreplaceable platform for sustainable business relationships. This made the decision to cancel the on-site event in 2021 all the more difficult, which was taken by the trade fair promoters after intensive, constructive discussion with numerous representatives of the industry sector. Everyone agrees that the importance of Control for industrial QA is continuously on the rise, and that it’s becoming even more significant due to the prevailing situation. And thus suppliers and users are currently focusing attention on Control Virtual as an online marketplace which is making information digitally available covering all aspects of measuring and test technology, as well as vision technology, image processing and sensor technology – 24/7 around the world. Any desired information covering the trade fair’s nomenclature can be selected thanks to the thematically focused search engine. Up-to-date news concerning world premieres, product innovations and services offered by QA suppliers is thus available anytime in a well-structured format.

The next live Control will take place from the 3rd through the 6th of May, 2022. (Source: P. E. Schall)

Further reading: Virtual CONTROL – Digital Marketplace for Quality Assurance, photonicsviews.com, 4 August 2020

Link: Control Virtual – International trade fair for quality assurance – Exhibition highlights & product innovations, P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG, Frickenhausen, Germany

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