RoboBusiness Europe, TUS Expo Name 2018 Host City

Robo Business Media has announced that it has chosen the city of Rotterdam as the location of RoboBusiness Europe and TUS Expo 2018.


RoboBusiness Europe and TUS Expo, which have established themselves as the premier robotics and unmanned systems events in Europe, plan to build on the success of the 1st International Robotics Week in next year’s events.

Robo Business Media has announced that it has chosen the city of Rotterdam as the location of RoboBusiness Europe and TUS Expo 2018. Due to strong efforts from Rotterdam Partners, which highlighted the city’s potential because of its status as a place of modern business and technology, RoboBusiness Europe and TUS Expo are excited to build upon last year’s success.

RoboBusiness Europe and the TUS Expo are both part of the 2nd International Robotics Week, a collection of events focused on robotics, artificial intelligence, and unmanned systems. Both events will be held at the WTC Rotterdam.

“Rotterdam’s key business sectors — which include medical, agri-food, cleantech, maritime services, and logistics - match up perfectly with the robotics and unmanned systems industries,” said Martijn van Dijk, co-founder Robo Business Media. “These factors, together with the city of Rotterdam’s willingness to work with us on the overall program, made the decision to choose Rotterdam a logical one.”

Find AI and robotics in Rotterdam

RoboBusiness Europe explores innovation in robotics and AI. Conference sessions discuss the development and use of automation across a multitude of vertical markets, led by experts in their respective fields. The trade show will let you explore the latest in robotics and AI and let you gain knowledge on how companies are jumping into opportunities in this field.

TUS Expo is the best place to engage with unmanned systems experts and create connections with fellow attendees, exhibitors, and potential partners. Experience product unveilings, and learn how to grow your business through the latest in robotics and unmanned systems technology. The conference sessions will discuss technological innovations in all related markets.

Attendees will also be able to choose from at least 15 supporting events, allowing them explore topics of interest in more depth. The following events will be among the full list of offerings in 2018:

  • Live indoor and outdoor drone and robotics demonstrations
  • Hydrographic Society Benelux Summit
  • Live indoor and outdoor maritime demonstrations
  • Startup Pitchfire event
  • Networking parties
  • DroneClash: a spectacular anti-drone and security event
  • Several innovation tours
  • Matchmaking

“From the port, to the hospital, to the greenhouse, robotics play an integral part of daily operations in Rotterdam,” said Maarten Struijvenberg, Rotterdam vice mayor of employment and economy. “Hosting this event in Rotterdam will not only encourage further development of current industries, but also foster the right environment for start-ups seeking to position themselves. We are pleased to be working closely with all the involved parties to make this a success.”

About Robo Business Media

Robo Business Media (RBM) is the largest events and media powerhouse for robotics and unmanned systems in the world. Producing events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, RBM’s events include RoboBusiness and TUS Expo. RBM’s leading digital publications, Robotics Business Review and Robotics Trends, provide readers with news, analysis, and research that spans robotics, unmanned systems, and artificial intelligence.



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