Founded in 1984, the AIA was organized specifically to advance the global understanding and implementation of visual and imaging technologies to help our members grow. We are committed to providing support and leadership on common industry issues.
Today, AIA is the world’s largest global vision and imaging trade group serving more than 330 member companies from 32 countries. Our members include manufacturers of vision components and systems, system integrators, distributors, OEMs, end users, consulting firms, academic institutions and research groups directly involved with vision and imaging.
Together these companies increase the quality of our everyday lives – from quality control of the things we use, eat or drink, to safety and security in the places we go, to better medical screening and faster drug discovery, to high-tech entertainment and so much more.
Key AIA activities include standards development for the industry; market research and analysis (including a quarterly Vision Market Report for members); trade show sponsorship – The Vision Show and Automate; educational workshops, conferences and networking opportunities throughout the world; an annual industry Business Conference; an annual Vision + Imaging Industry Directory; and Vision Online, the world’s leading resource for vision and imaging information.
We invite you to see AIA’s Vision of the Future video here.