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Event Update

Control 2024 will be held as a live trade show at Messe Stuttgart from 23.04.2024 and 26.04.2024. The venue will not include Covid-19 safeguards, such as regular disinfection sessions of the event spaces. This is due to the country removing its pandemic-related restrictions.

A Brief Overview of Control

Control returns bigger, better and further improved to Stuttgart, Germany to display the latest technological advancements and best practices in the fields of quality assurance, safety and security. The international trade fair features leading exhibitors from around the world, who intend to surprise with their next generation of solutions. No other event manages to track down changes and advancements across the entire value chain than Control!

GETA ltd ensures you get the best hotel booking for Control ahead of everyone else. We save you time, effort and money in providing you quality accommodation for trade shows. For over a decade we have sent thousands all over the world and we have a large database of hotels, apartments and hostels in Stuttgart. Tell us a budget and leave the rest to us. Land the most affordable prices for hotels close to Messe Stuttgart and complete your reservation within hours. Benefit from a good location, a short distance from the exhibition centre and access to public transportation. GETA ltd has developed a whole portfolio of travel services to create the perfect business trip. 

Why Your Visit Is Worth It

Quality assurance is one of the technological fields that’s in the midst of the fastest and biggest changes thanks to the rising popularity of digital technologies in manufacturing processes as well as automation. QA technology and equipment needs to keep up and Control provides the space for all relevant players and decision makers to stay in touch. 

As an exhibitor, you tap into new markets and network with qualified buyers. Invest in a fair booth and return home with a boost in sales. The first live edition since the pandemic started generated excellent numbers: 

  • 23,000+ square metres of exhibition space;
  • 617 exhibitors from 20+ countries showcasing their latest products;
  • 23,000+ professional visitors that represent 80+ different national markets.
  • 31% of exhibitors were foreign nationals

Industry Profile

Control has been on the scene for a long time and seen and changed along with the entire field of quality assurance. The first ever edition was held back in 1987 in Messe Stuttgart and it’s been a mainstay ever since. Every year, a new edition challenges the achievements of the last and brings in a comprehensive product portfolio. 

Booths are dedicated to fiber-optic technology, devices for non-destructive materials testing, CNC machines, flexural testing machines, labeling, sensors, layer thickness measurement and QA data processing to name a few. Of course, the rapid growth in emerging technology markets like small lot sizes, automation and digitalisation, contactless workflows and remote services, zero-defects manufacturing and data analytics has reinvigorated Control and attracted additional interest. The show’s relevance is not to be missed. 

Given this status, it’s not surprising to see the trade fair serve as a significant procurement platform. In addition, the fair features high-profile events like the Control Vision Talks as part of its support programming.

Who Are You Going to Meet?

Control is home to a wide variety of manufacturers and service providers: ACI, Advanced OEM Solutions, EVT, Evotron, FARO, HEXAGON, ISRA Vision Perception, Leica Microsystems. The great variety and reputation is what keeps Control on everyone’s lips in general. That’s why you have such a devoted audience. The countries with most exhibitors outside of Germany are Italy, Switzerland, USA and the UK. 

The professionals coming to control come from all possible industry sectors – material handling, laboratory technology, optoelectronics and measurement technology to name a few. Part of what makes Control so successful is the inclusion of institutions that take research and development to a whole new level. We’re talking the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance, the Fraunhofer IPA, EMVA – the European Machine Vision Association and the German Society for Quality (DGQ). The fair always has its sights set on the next big thing and the current topic of notice that’s taking over the program is the emergence of the Smart Factory.

Close to 90% of visitors have decision-making powers in some capacity. Whether it’s decisive or advisory, you get to meet with professionals who can make purchases. That’s more than enough for exhibitors in general. Your booth is visited by managing directors, board members, foremen, heads of public office, authorized signatories, engineers and design engineers. Overall, you meet face to face with the most relevant and important players in the industry. 

Additional Value of Attending 

The collaboration with the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Automation (IPA) is one of the key selling points of the trade show. Control leans into researchers’ work and tracks where technology is headed next. The “Contactless Measuring Technology” special show is a prime example as to how to build a procurement platform for new technologies. Both companies and research institutes mutually present a comprehensive selection of the latest systems for contactless, non-destructive measuring and test technology.

Another major selling point is the Start-up Area, which facilitates networking for new companies in need of patronage and investment. The area receives solid advertisement and naturally pulls in qualified sales leads for long-term business contacts. Buyers are excited about the next best thing and the Start-up Area most effectively demonstrates emerging technologies. If you want to kick off the next revolution, make sure to reserve a booth here. 

If you’ve been in the industrial QA industry for some time now, but still believe you’ve developed something groundbreaking, then the Communal booth pushes you into the spotlight. This area has dedicated itself to promoting the latest and best solutions for all quality assurance processes. The access to additional marketing and facilities like kitchen, storage and lounge areas creates a very inviting area for networking and deep conversations. 

The supporting programme targets all relevant sectors with a wide-reaching series of lectures and talks. Over 100 speakers will guide you through the current challenges, opportunities and insights for your specific sectors. The talks are given at the specialised technology parks and outstanding special shows. The Control Forum provides a much deeper technological point of view with its lineup of technical presentations from exhibiting companies. 

Past editions

Control 2023

09.05.2023 - 12.05.2023





Exhibitor countries


of exhibitors from abroad

21 310


42 000

m2 of event space






of exhibitors represented foreing countries

Cancelled because of COVID 19


Total Exhibitors


Total Visitors


SQ M of Exhibition Area

How to get to Control

On Foot

On Foot

Stuttgart Airport - 7 mins via Flughafenstrasse

Stuttgart Hbf – not advisable



By Car

Stuttgart Airport - 1 min via Flughafenentlastungsstraße

Stuttgart Hbf – 20 mins via B27



By Public Transport

Stuttgart Airport - not available

Stuttgart Hbf - 40 mins via S-Bahn S2 or S3