Munich. Messe München International has moved up the dates of LASER World of PHOTONICS by one month. As a result, the world’s largest industry gathering for optical technologies is being held at the Messe München trade-fair center from May 13 – 16, 2013. The accompanying World of Photonics Congress, Europe’s largest congress for photonics, is being held in the neighboring International Congress Center München (ICM) from May 12 – 16, 2013.
Norbert Bargmann, Deputy CEO of Messe München GmbH, explains: “Schedule changes on the international trade-fair scene have forced Messe München to make some changes to its own event schedule for 2013. These changes also affect LASER World of PHOTONICS 2013, which will now take place in May, just as it did in 2011. We are convinced that this will give the fair some very attractive dates during its anniversary year.”
LASER World of PHOTONICS was the world’s very first trade fair for the optical technologies sector, and it is celebrating its 40-year anniversary in May 2013.
When it was last held in 2011, more than 1,100 companies from 38 countries exhibited at the fair. A total of 27,490 visitors from 80 countries attended.
As one of the most important industries of the future, the photonics industry stands for the successful combination of science and industry. Every two years, the International Trade Fair for Optical Technologies and the World of Photonics Congress bring together the world’s leading personalities in the photonics industry.
The 2013 fair will revolve around the focus topics of Lasers and Laser Systems for Production Engineering, Biophotonics and Medical Technology and Illumination and Energy. The World of Photonics Congress also deals with these topics in a series of conferences. As part of the congress, once again application panels that focus on solution approaches based on optical technologies will be held in the photonics forums in the exhibition halls.