Despite the poor economy, the SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2008 show attracted 48,105 visitors, more than any previous year. I’m amazed that the organisers can deliver an increased number of visitors, and really pleased to see the show continue to grow. The even attracted 1,386 exhibitors, as well as running the comprehensive conference programme of presentations and tutorials.

The event will be held next year from 24th to 26th November 2009 at the Nuremberg exhibition centre.