Statements about the fair

Exhibitors' statements from LASER World of PHOTONICS 2015:

Eric Betzig, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA, USA:
“I am very happy to be here at the World of Photonics Congress 2015. It is a beautiful venue and I am very much looking forward to learning a lot - not just from the talks, but also from the trade show! In particular I find trade shows like this one very important for my career, because they provide the pieces of the puzzle for the next point and steps in my career.”

Alessandra Bolli, EL. EN. S.p.A., Italy:
“We are very satisfied with the results. In terms of new product introduction and acceptance, our team generated new contacts. We had visitors from all over the world: from USA, China, Israel and Turkey and European countries as well. We will very probably participate again in 2017.”

Federico Capasso, Professor of Applied Physics, University of Havard, Cambridge, MA, USA:
"Photonics is a cross-cutting technology. Telecommunication is the biggest application of Lasers. Another big and important platform is the medical area und biophotonics. There is no field of science that is not touched by light in their technologies. The LASER trade fair is the biggest event in the world. If I want to find the latest products and especially prototype innovations in optics and laser, I only find it at LASER World of PHOTONICS. The World of Photonics Congress is a confluence of the initiatives. The value is it increases the awareness of optics, beyond the layer of specialists and scientists to the general public."

Nicoletta Casanova, winner 3D PRINTING AWARD, FEMTOprint, Switzerland:
“LASER World of PHOTONICS is very important for us as a “startup” company because we can meet our partners and customers. And you can find all the important companies in the really huge exhibition.”

Yann Cotte, PhD., Winner PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY AWARD NANOLIVE, Switzerland:
“The LASER PHOTONICS AWARD is an important accolade for us. Setting up a start-up company is hard graft. The entire team is working very hard every day and this endorsement by experts is a very great honor for us and our work. For me, LASER World of PHOTONICS 2015 represents innovation and prizes for innovation.”

Ganwen Deng, Han’s Laser Technology Industry Group Co., Ltd., China:
“We have reached our goals and have met suppliers and customers and we will definitely participate in 2017. I think LASER World of PHOTONICS is a very good and important trade show. It has helped us to improve our business and we have enjoyed the show very much.”

John Dudley, Chairman of the International Year of Light Steering Committee, France:
“The opening session of the congress and trade fair brought together a series of inspiring speakers who addressed the essential importance of light-based technologies for economic growth and sustainable development. The International Year of Light is a wonderful opportunity for science and industry to work together to solve the many challenges that face the world today, and the World of Photonics Congress and the LASER World of PHOTONICS is the ideal event at which to showcase such partnership and cooperation.”

Stefan Frisch, Sales, SIOS Messtechnik GmbH, Germany:
"From our perspective the trade fair has gone positively. The quality of visitor inquiries is very good. Another positive feature is the strong international flavor. We are planning to return."

Dr. Rüdiger Hack, Managing Director Laser 2000 GmbH, Germany:
“The visitor quality at LASER World of PHOTONICS is very high. The number of visitors on our stand increased by a minimum of 50 per cent. Participation in the Application Panels was very successful and will pay dividends in future.”

Dr. Theodor W. Hänsch, Nobel Prize-winner for laser spectroscopy (2005):
“LASER World of PHOTONICS is where I can find the latest developments and products, which I do with great enthusiasm; this is a place that is unique in the world, where experts of every stripe from science and industry meet and exchange views.”

Thomas Hausmann, Head of Functions and Predevelopment Light Systems, BMW Group, Germany:
“LASER World of PHOTONICS is the most important trade fair for us for this product and this core issue.”

Dr. Theodor Hermann, Sales Engineer, Princeton Instruments, USA:
“LASER World of PHOTONICS 2015 is a great opportunity to present our latest products to the whole European Laser community. The visitors are highly qualified. We managed to generate many sales leads as well as establish new business partnerships. For sure we will participate again in two years again.”

Dorothee Jennrich, Chief Executive, Thorlabs GmbH, Germany:
“LASER World of PHOTONICS is the most important European trade fair for Thorlabs, representing-as it does- an international cross-section of the Photonics market. Direct dialog with customers and prospective customers is an inspiration for us and the opportunity for numerous personal business contacts - and all that packed into four trade fair days. The current trade fair is proceeding just as well as it did in 2013, both as regards visitor interest as well as the number and quality of the leads.”

Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders, President, TOPTICA Photonics AG, Germany:
"More than ever LASER World of PHOTONICS is the world-leading photonics market place. We as TOPTICA have witnessed the progress of the show for 20 years and see the whole photonics industry coming together every two years like at no other place in the world. We are very pleased by the reception of our product innovation by a very qualified and committed existing and potential customer group. For us the joint approach, Congress and Exhibition, is the secret of LASER's success and justifies our own engagement in all levels of the event."

Ludger Kemper, Allied Vision Technologie, Germany:
"The trade fair was an out-and-out success for us! The combination of forum and trade fair made for a very good quality of trade fair visitors. The laser theme meant we were correctly positioned with our SWIR cameras."

Peter Leibinger, Vice-Chairman of the Managing Board of TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG, Germany:
“We are very satisfied with the way the trade fair has gone. We are seeing large visitor numbers on our stand and are conducting interesting discussions with attentive visitors. LASER World of PHOTONICS is the most important trade fair in Europe for our laser technology business unit. This is where we showcase our latest beam sources, optics and sensors. LASER trade fair is also the ideal platform for presenting our future technologies. This year these also included, in addition to copper welding and lasers for EUV lithography, our short pulse lasers for fundamental research. We come across a very diverse public here – researchers, scientists and students as well as new and existing customers. This provides us with important input from science and industry alike.”

Norbert Ludwig, Managing Board, Head of Marketing and Sales, Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG, Germany:
“LASER World of PHOTONICS has been the most important leading trade fair for PI in the laser technology arena for over 40 years. Once again this year, the exhibition was an ideal platform for showcasing our new precision positioning products and systems solutions to an international trade public. The high quality of the discussions and the number of contacts once again confirm the importance of the trade fair for our company and for the industry. That is why we will be back as exhibitors once again in 2017.”

Thomas Merk, COO Micro & Marking, ROFIN-SINAR Technologies, Germany:
“The continuing trend towards short pulse and ultrashort pulse laser technology has been clearly apparent to us in the numerous innovations. Ultimately, however, enhancements spanning the entire spectrum of technologies relevant to material processing were to be seen at the trade fair. Our third generation fiber lasers were especially well received. But new machining processes such as the highly efficient cutting of class and other brittle materials, for example, also encountered keen visitor interest. The expanded exhibition area and new hall layout had a positive impact and also resulted in increased visitor numbers on our stand.”

Danny Miller, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Qioptiq/Excelitas, USA:
“LASER World of PHOTONICS is the premier European event for Excelitas and Qioptiq to connect with our growing range of customers across the global laser and photonics sectors. It provides the perfect venue to showcase our latest innovations in sensing & detection, optics & imaging and Lasers & illumination and comprehensive end-to-end solutions for OEMs. The conferences and full breadth of technologies on display draw a steady flow of quality attendees seeking solutions to a wide array of scientific, medical and industrial applications. With this, we are able to identify a wealth of new opportunities and engage our customers in addressing their next-generation photonic challenges.”

Tobias Moeller, Key Account Manager, Carl Zeiss Microscopy, Germany:
“It is an excellent show for networking and for meeting our clients. Furthermore it is a good platform for introducing our new products.”

Dr. Andreas Nitze, CEO, Berliner Glas KGaA Herbert Kubatz GmbH & Co., Germany:
“LASER World of PHOTONICS continues to rank among the most important photonics trade fairs worldwide and provides an optimal marketplace for customer discussions and an overview of technology trends together with solutions for fascinating optical applications. The combination of trade fair, the various congresses and user forums affords a comprehensive insight into the Photonics industry.”

Patrick Paul, Chief Executive, Laser Components GmbH, Germany:
“LASER 2015 has exceeded our expectations. Messe München's concept of opening up an additional trade fair hall has paid off. Extending our exhibition space was also a resounding success. This was the only way of showcasing our numerous innovations and significantly boosting visitor traffic on our stand. Our assessment of the quality of inquiries is already very positive.”

Prof. Reinhart Poprawe, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, Germany:
“Are you familiar with the term “Dynaxity”, a made-up term comprising dynamism and complexity? That is a visible and tangible reality here at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2015!”

Alistair Rennie, Producer Manager, Edinburgh Instruments, Great Britain:
“The show is an excellent opportunity for us to grow new relationships. We use this event to fasten long-term business pipelines and it is a ‘must attend’ in the laser and photonics calendar.”

Udo Reitz, Sales Director EMEA North-West at SCHOTT Advanced Optics, Germany:
“SCHOTT's Advanced Optics business unit has been exhibiting repeatedly at LASER for many years: the trade fair's focus area offers us a very good platform for showcasing our coatings and laser glass capabilities. Thanks to its international make-up, the large visitor numbers enable us to make high quality contacts. We are seeing very high visitor footfall.”

Thorsten Rudolph, CEO, Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany:
“With its international corporate and trade fair network, LASER World of PHOTONICS has proved to be the ideal platform for the first STARTUP WORLD. The entire spectrum of optical technologies offers enormous potential for innovation, especially for start-up companies. Young companies can present their product innovations to a broad industry public at the new trade fair platform and cultivate good contacts with potential business contacts. For us, it was a successful trade fair appearance in every respect with a fantastic prize-giving ceremony. We are already looking forward to the years ahead.”

Prof. Philip Russell, President of the Optical Society of America and Director at the Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light, USA:
“LASER World of PHOTONICS is the biggest exhibition in lasers and photonics and it is staggering to see how many exhibitors are out here. The World of Photonics Congress attracts people from all over the world since it’s known to be a very big event. And one of the reasons is that it happens every two years, so it’s inevitably a bigger thing. It’s very exciting to be here!”

Dr. Olaf Schulz, Director of Sales & Marketing, II-VI Deutschland GmbH, Germany:
"We are very satisfied with the way the trade fair has gone. The quality of the visitors and discussions has been consistently high. II-VI co-located all business units on one stand at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2015, which met with a very positive response. LASER is one of the most important international trade fairs for II-VI. We will be exhibiting again in 2017."

Christoph Stahr, Head of Sales & Product Management, Panasonic Electric Works Europe AG, Germany:
“The LASER World of PHOTONICS trade fair every two years is a mandatory diary date for us. First and foremost this is where we meet our customers and prospects and we use the platform to showcase our latest product developments. Many important additional business contacts are of course also cultivated and developed at the trade fair. This year, in addition to our laser marking business unit, three other Panasonic business units will be exhibiting with us.”

Franz Josef Utz, Sales Engineer for Laser Solutions, KUKA Industries, Germany:
“One of the things that impressed our visitors on the KUKA Industries stand was the live robot application with laser deposition welding in which the components were fed to the laser optics. Additional highlights were the mirror hybrid optics and the new standardized cell concept, the KUKA flexibleCELL laser. We were especially gratified by the numerous potential new customers from around the world who visited us on our stand to check out what was new. Many intensive, consistently high-quality discussions illustrated just how important the World of Photonics is for KUKA Industries.”

Jens Voigtländer, Marketing Communications Manager Europe, Newport Spectra-Physics GmbH, Germany:
“LASER World of PHOTONICS 2015 has been a successful show for Newport Photonics. It is a well established meeting place for laser and photonics experts from all over the world. We have been a part of this show from the very start and will certainly participate again in 2017.”

Jan Walker, Country Manager Central Europe, Datalogic Automation S.r.l., Germany:
“For us, LASER World of PHOTONICS is the optimal platform for showcasing our laser marking and image processing solutions. The event location in Munich attracts both a national and international trade public. That is why we also use this trade fair to present our latest product from the laser marking arena, the UNIQ compact laser. The “all-in-one” fiber laser attracted great interest among visitors as did the entire MARK & READ focal theme. Ever more customers are interest-ed in single source procurement of integrated solutions. Visitors to our trade fair stand therefore have the opportunity of getting to know our entire portfolio – offering combinations of bar code scanners or image processing with laser marking systems. We'll be only too pleased to return.”

Teresa Wang, Sales & Management Group, Technohands Co., Ltd., Japan:
“We had a lot of contact with our customers and it was very crowded. It is the second time we have attended this big show where we have the chance to show our products to a lot of our customers in Europe!”

Heike Weber-Horz, Area Sales Manager, Satisloh GmbH, Germany:
“The trade fair has gone very smoothly and we are satisfied. We were able to have lots of discussions with customers and our stand location is very good. We intend to be back in 2017 once again. The main topics for us this time were operating supply items and current technologies.”

Andreas Weinert, Vice President Business Unit, Leoni Fiber Optics GmbH, Germany:
“For us, Laser World of PHOTONICS is the most important trade fair in Europe. Both the quantity and quality of our discussions with customers here is excellent and far better than at many other photonics trade fairs. That is why we are happy to keep coming back to Munich.”

Max Wunderlich, Manager Sales Optoelectronic Components, Polytec, Germany:
"LASER World of PHOTONICS is the trade fair at which Polytec has the opportunity to present every aspect of Photonics technologies-based products to the interested trade visitor. Polytec has been an exhibitor from the very outset of LASER World of PHOTONICS and will continue to be a firm fixture at the trade fair."

Liang Zhou, Managing Director, Innotech-Laser, Germany:
“For us, the trade fair is very good; both new prospects and our regular customers pay us a visit. What is especially great is that one meets many business partners here and is finally able to discuss matters directly, face-to-face. We will certainly be back in 2017.”

Simon Zilian, Sales Director TRIOPTICS, Germany:
“So far this year LASER World of PHOTONICS has been distinctly successful for TRIOPTICS. With numerous new customers on our stand and a large number of appointments we were able to discuss important projects and even clinch a number of them. LASER World of PHOTONICS has established itself as TRIOPTICS's main trade fair in Europe. The diverse and international public provides the necessary reach for the presentations and new developments being exhibited, such as active camera lens alignment. Visitor morale was good and many customers reported a positive outlook.”

 
 
 
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