At a glance
LASER World of PHOTONICS, the International Trade Fair for Photonics Components, Systems and Applications, has been held in Munich since 1973. It does a perfect job of combining technology with industrial application sectors for the widest variety of industries and uses.
International trade fair for the photonics industry
Every two years, key players and decision-makers come to Munich to meet at the industry’s most important marketplace, LASER World of PHOTONICS. The fair gives participants from more than 70 countries a complete overview of all topics that pertain to photonics on 55,000 square meters of exhibition space.
Synergy between research and industry
An extensive program of related events, current focus topics and the World of Photonics Congress – the leading European scientific congress (in the Top 3 worldwide) that is held in conjunction with the fair – create a unique combination of research, innovative technology and industrial application sectors.
2015: Record number of visitors and growing international audience
LASER World of PHOTONICS 2015 shed light on the industry. The enormous energy inherent in the topic was tangible at the leading trade fair in Munich: there were around nine per cent more exhibitors (1,227) and more than ten per cent more visitors (31.279) in attendance and a new hall was opened (55,000m² total space).
The LASER World of PHOTONICS network
Besides the World of Photonics Congress, for years the LASER network has also included the fair’s two spin-off exhibitions:
Key facts about LASER World of PHOTONICS and World of Photonics Congress 2015
- 31,279 trade visitors from 72 countries
- 1,227 exhibitors from 42 countries
- 55,000m² total space
- 181 journalists from 18 countries
- 3,500 congress participants, more than 2,700 lectures and presentations