In the fast-paced world of manufacturing, where innovation and technology converge, the upcoming Smart Factory + Automation World 2024 event in Seoul, South Korea, promises to be a groundbreaking showcase of the latest advancements in smart factory and factory automation technologies. Organized by Coex, Korea Industry Intelligentization Association, Korea Machine Vision Industrial Association, and Chomdan INC, this three-day extravaganza is scheduled to take place from March 27th to March 29th, 2024, at the Coex Hall.
Setting the Stage: Theme and Focus
The theme for Smart Factory + Automation World 2024 is “Leading the Age of Industrial Intelligence.” This reflects the event’s dedication to exploring and promoting cutting-edge technologies that define the current era of industrial transformation. The focus will be on Industry 4.0, automation, intelligent factories, and the digitization of manufacturing processes.
The scale of this event is expected to be impressive, with 500 exhibitors, 2,000 booths, and an anticipated 70,000 visitors. Beyond the exhibition, participants can engage in approximately 100 professional sessions, including the 2024 Industrial Digital Transformation Conference, Smart Logistics Conference, Intelligent Robotics Conference, IIoT Innovation Day, Exhibitors’ Seminars, CEO SUMMIT, and AW Docent Tours.
The event promises a glimpse into the future of manufacturing with conference programs featuring Smart Logistics, 3D-Printing, Cloud, Digital Twin, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to stay abreast of the latest trends and technological advancements in industrial automation.
The exhibition will feature diverse categories catering to different aspects of automation and smart factory technologies. The AIMEX section will showcase a range of components such as sensors, PLCs, DCS, motion control, industrial PCs, drives, and factory automation systems. The Korea Vision Show will focus on industrial cameras, lenses, lights, and image processing software. Smart Factory Expo encompasses digital factory solutions, big data, AI, cloud computing, PLM, MES, ERP, smart sensors, industrial robots, IIoT, and smart logistics. The Smart Logistics Zone will spotlight AGVs/AMRs, AS/RS, picking systems, forklifts, conveyors, and logistics solutions. This comprehensive display aims to provide insights into the latest innovations across the industrial automation and smart manufacturing landscape.
Exhibitors at Smart Factory + Automation World 2024 can take advantage of numerous benefits, including access to a diverse audience of manufacturing professionals, extensive online promotion, and exclusive offline services. The event offers a unique platform for networking through AW Docent Tours, CEO SUMMIT, and Exhibitor’s Seminars.
Reflecting on Success
Originating in 1990 as the first factory automation trade show in Korea, Automation World has evolved into a comprehensive platform covering smart and digital automation. Over the years, it has welcomed more than 7,500 exhibitors and 750,000 highly qualified visitors, solidifying its status as a premier event in the automation industry.
Building on the success of the 2023 edition, which hosted 500 exhibitors, featured 2,000 booths, and attracted over 50,000 visitors on the first day alone, the 2024 event is poised to be even more impressive.
In response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Smart Factory + Automation World has adapted by introducing the AW Online Edition. This online platform, running from July 1st, 2023, to April 30th, 2024, ensures effective communication between exhibitors and visitors without the constraints of pandemic-related restrictions.
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