After an abstinence lasting three years, the machine vision industry was able to meet again in person. Over 5,400 trade visitors came to Stuttgart for the restart of the leading trade fair for machine vision. This year the majority of visitors came from Europe. The top 10 countries from outside Germany were Italy, Switzerland, France, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Poland, the United Kingdom and Sweden. Contrary to expectations, some individual visitors actually came to the industry event from the USA, Korea, Japan and Taiwan despite the travel restrictions and quarantine regulations. But our exhibitors were also represented in a large number. You can read about all exhibitors of VISION 2021 in the exhibitor list. The positive mood means that the exhibitors are already eagerly looking forward to the next VISION. 72 per cent of the visitors are already definitely planning to attend VISION 2022. VISION will next be held from 4 to 6 October 2022 – concurrently with the Motek trade fair – and thereafter again every two years. The talks in the Industrial VISION Days are now available on demand on the VISION website.