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. 2017, around 3,500 trade visitors took part in the congress.
2017: Record number of exhibitors and visitors
LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017 is growing with the branch. The whole world of photonics once again came together at the world’s leading trade fair: More than 32,000 trade visitors from 90 countries came to see the booths from 1,293 exhibitors from 42 countries. The top visitor countries were Germany, France, Great Britain, Japan, Switzerland and the USA.
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 2017
- more than 32,000 visitors from 90 countries
- 1,293 exhibitors from 42 countries
- 55,000 square meters total space
- 3,500 congress participants
- around 3,000 congress lectures and presentations