SPS-Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou, held March 1-3, 2017, ended with record-breaking attendance at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. The event welcomes 545 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions. Covering the latest selection of robotics, machine vision, sensors and measurement, connectivity systems, drive systems and control technologies, these cutting-edge products attracted 49,401 professional visitors from 40 countries and regions, a 12.5% increase from the previous edition. The 2017 event program featured over 100 presentations that addressed an array of topics related to industrial automation, Industry 4.0, connectivity, sensor technologies, and more. The Fair is jointly organized by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd., the China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corp., Guangzhou Overseas Trade Fairs Ltd., and Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. Associate sponsors include the Guangdong Association of Automation, the Guangzhou Association of Automation, and the Guangzhou Instrument and Control Society.