LASER World of PHOTONICS trade fairs and their congresses are the most important marketplaces and think tanks for the global laser and photonics industry and those who use its products and solutions. They unite research and application and promote the use and further development of the Photonics industry. LASER World of PHOTONICS has been organized by Messe München every two years since 1973. The World of Photonics Congress is held at the same time as the fair. It is the leading European scientific conference in the sector for photonics and laser research and one of the Top 3 in the world. The spin-off exhibition LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA is the leading regional trade fair for the Photonics industry in China. It takes place every year in March. Since 2012, LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA takes place annually. It is the regional platform for the laser and photonics community in India.
New since 2022 is the World of QUANTUM, which, as a trade fair platform for the quantum community, will in future be held parallel toLASER World of PHOTONICS and address all components and systems of quantum technologies as well as the fields of application.
LASER World of PHOTONICS, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Photonics Components, Systems and Applications, takes place in Munich every two years.
Dates of next fair: June 27-30, 2023
World of QUANTUM, International Trade Fair on Quantum Technology is held parallel to LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich, Germany.
Next date: June 27-30, 2023
The World of Photonics Congress takes place every two years at the same time as LASER World of PHOTONICS. It is the leading European scientific congress in the sector for photonics and laser research and one of the Top 3 in the world.
Dates of next congress: June 26–30, 2023
LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA has been held in Shanghai every year since 2006. It is the Chinese platform for the laser and photonics community.
Dates of next fair: March 22-24, 2023
LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA has been held every year since 2012. It is the Indian platform for the laser and photonics community.
Dates of next fair: December 7-9, 2022
The international elite in the scientific sector meet at the World of Photonics Congress to exchange ideas and information about the latest developments in photonics and laser research in all of its facets.
All important information about the World of Photonics Congress is available on our website.
LASER World of PHOTONICS sends out a regular newsletter that contains information about the latest topics that apply to the LASER World of PHOTONICS network and the photonics industry.
You can subscribe free of charge here
A co-exhibitor is a company or organization whose own employees present its products and services at the stand of a main exhibitor. This includes group companies and subsidiaries. You can get the link to the online registration for co-exhibitors from your main exhibitor. The registration form for co-exhibitors is available only upon request and must be signed by the main exhibitor.
A joint exhibitor is a company or organization whose own employees present its products and services at a shared stand organized by a shared stand organizer. The registration form for an exhibitor at a shared stand must be signed by the organizer.
Free WiFi service is available to visitors throughout the trade-fair center and in the halls. Once you have entered the access code, you may use the service for one day and for a data volume of up to 50 MB. Here you will find additional information about using the visitor WiFi .
Due to the above limitations, we highly recommend that exhibitors order a LAN connection for their stands.
Smoking is generally prohibited in the exhibition halls. Please smoke only in designated smoking areas.
No, according to Messe München´s house and user rules it is not allowed to bring animals onto the exhibition grounds with the exception of guide dogs and other assistance dogs.
You may check your coat or luggage in all entrances to the Messe München trade-fair center.
Photography at the trade-fair center is only permitted if authorized in advance by Messe München.
Messe München was designed and built barrier-free. Contact us by telephone or e-mail ahead of time to get information about special admission fees and parking alternatives as these can vary, depending on the event.
To participate in LASER World of PHOTONICS as a main or co-exhibitor, you must be eligible to be admitted to one of the fair’s exhibition sectors.
Overview of all exhibiton sectors at World of QUANTUM.
Messe München is in constant dialogue with the municipal institutions in order to implement the safety regulations as quickly as possible. Here you will find the current regulations for exhibitors and visitors.
To participate in LASER World of PHOTONICS, you must complete an online application. Based on the information provided on the form, we will check to see if your company is eligible to participate as an exhibitor.
You can choose between two combination packages for LASER World of PHOTONICS.
Innovation 12 m² (Row or Corner stand)
The combination package includes:
Set-up and dismantling, 12 square metres of stand space (4 x 3 m), carpeting (color: blue) incl. protective foil, stand cleaning, 3 kW Power supply incl. power consumption, Lighting, 1 lockable cubicle, with coat rack and wastebasket, 1 table showcase, 1 table with 4 chairs, 1 brochure display shelf, company labelling incl. 15 letters, Mandatory communications fee, fixed-rate waste disposal fee, AUMA fee, advance payment for services
Table Top 4 m²
The combination package includes:
Set-up and dismantling, 4 square metres of stand space, carpeting (color: blue) incl. protective foil, stand cleaning, 3 kW Power supply incl. power consumption, Lighting, OPTIONALLY: table display case with bar stool OR table with 2 chairs, company labelling incl. 15 letters, Mandatory communications fee, fixed-rate waste disposal fee, AUMA fee, advance payment for services
We will start the placement in August 2022 based on all registrations then available. Please apply by then so that we can still consider your placement requests. Please find all important deadlines under Dates and Logistics
You will receive your stand proposal for LASER World of PHOTONICS from autumn 2022.
When you submit your application, it only concerns stand space at LASER World of PHOTONICS. Your application fee automatically includes the communications fee (mandatory entry in the exhibitor directory—online and catalog), the AUMA (Association of the German Trade Fair Industry) fee, a removal fee for waste generated at the trade-fair center during the fair and an energy cost surcharge. When you submit your application, you will also receive an invoice for your advance payment for services.
Other services such as stand construction and any necessary furnishings and equipment (such as partition walls, carpeting, electricity) as well as exhibitor passes and advertising materials to meet your exact needs can be ordered through our web shop. We will automatically inform you once the web shop is available.
Please log in with your access data.
The access data for exhibitor online application are identical to the access data of the Exhibitor Shop of Messe München GmbH. If you already have access to an Exhibitor Shop of Messe München GmbH, please use the e-mail address and the associated password that you used for the last event. If you cannot remember it, please use the function "Forgot password?". If you do not have any access data from a previous event, please register anew via the 'Register' function.
We would be pleased to assist with your questions by phone at +49 89 949 - 11518 or by e-mail at email@example.com .
As an exhibitor, you may also order a number of other additional services. They cover everything from assistance with stand construction, stand equipment and technical services to exhibitor passes, advertising materials and support to help you prepare for the fair and ensure the success of your exhibit. Details are available in our Exhibitor Shop , where you can conveniently order these services online. We will inform you once that service is available.
Each exhibitor participating in LASER World of PHOTONICS receives one free ticket to the World of Photonics Congress. Beyond that, each exhibitor may purchase up to five congress tickets at a special price. After that, all additional tickets to the World of Photonics Congress must be purchased form one of the organizing scientific associations at the regular price. Each ticket is personalized and may only be used by the person to whom it is issued. Tickets are not transferrable.
Each exhibitor receives a specific quantity of free exhibitor passes for his stand for the duration of the fair.
Additional exhibitor passes may be ordered for a fee of 56.00 EUR/pass in the Exhibitor Shop .
Exhibitor passes are only intended for stand personnel and may not be passed on to third parties. We reserve the right to confiscate exhibitor passes if they are misused.
Including co-exhibitors at your stand does not increase the number of exhibitor passes.
If your contact person has changed, you will need to re-register.
If your contact person changes after you have already applied for LASER World of PHOTONICS , please re-register and contact the project team. You will not need to apply again; the project team will merge the two accounts for you.
No. Subaccounts can be set up only for the exhibitor shop, not for the registration account.
Cancellation is free of charge if it occurs after the exhibitor has submitted an application and before the exhibitor confirms the placement proposal that we send out.
In the event that you cancel your participation in LASER World of PHOTONICS, you will be required to pay a flat-rate reimbursement of expenses amounting to 25% of the participation fee provided that the stand space can be re-lets to a new exhibitor. Otherwise you have to pay the full participation fee. You can find more information on this in our General Terms of Participation A / A5 Cancellation of contract.
Yes, after the online registration of the main exhibitor , the co-exhibitor can make the registration via a separate link, which he receives from the main exhibitor. The application fee for co-exhibitors, which includes the mandatory communications fee, is 845 euro. The main exhibitor will be invoiced for this fee.
All co-exhibitors have the same advantages as main exhibitors and will be listed separately as exhibitors in the exhibition catalog and in the online exhibitor directory
Vouchers and online vouchers for one-day tickets are free admission vouchers for your customers that you can order in our Exhibitor Shop .
Online vouchers are a particularly quick, easy and cost-effective way to invite your customers to visit your stand.
We will charge you EUR 25.00 per online-voucher. However, you will only be charged for tickets actually used and the payable amount is capped depending on the size of your stand: If your stand area is below 100 m², you will pay for no more than two tick-ets. If it is equal to or in excess of 100 m², you will pay for no more than one ticket per square meter of your stand area.
Co-exhibitors that do not belong to the same group of companies as the main exhibitor pay for no more than 20 redeemed ticket vouchers.
Sample calculation for main exhibitors
If you rent a stand of 20 m²: 20 x 2 = 40. You will pay for no more than 40 ticket vouch-ers and the maximum total will be 40 x EUR 25.00 = EUR 1.000.00. Your vouchers and online vouchers will cost no more than EUR 1.000.00, regardless of how many you or-der. If fewer ticket vouchers are used, you will only pay for the actual number of re-deemed vouchers.
If more visitors use their online vouchers than the number calculated using the above system, you do not have to pay anything for the those additional, used tickets!
So invite as many visitors to your stand as you like—it really pays off!
The admission invoice includes the mandatory communication fee, the AUMA (Association of the German Trade Fair Industry) fee, the mandatory waste disposal fee at the trade-fair center during the fair and an energy cost surcharge. When you submit your application, you also agree to make a down payment for any services that you order.
Any additional services that you need, such as stand construction and related furnishings/equipment (e.g., partitions, carpeting, electricity) as well as exhibitor passes and advertising materials, can be ordered for a fee through the Exhibitor Shop . We will automatically inform you as soon as the online order system becomes available.
The Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) protects the interests of the German trade-fair industry with an extensive range of programs and services. In return, it charges all exhibitors a fee of € 0.60 (net) per square meter of rented exhibition space. Messe München invoices exhibitors for this fee and passes it along directly to AUMA. This is a customary practice among organizers of trade fair and exhibitions in Germany. Information about AUMA is available here: www.auma-messen.de
The mandatory fixed-rate waste-disposal fee for the set-up and dismantling as well as the duration of the fair covers the costs of disposing of waste that collects at the exhibitor’s stand during the fair itself. The fee is € 4.90 per square meter of stand space plus VAT.
The communication fee of € 745.00 includes the basic entry (1) in the trade fair media (print, online and mobile) as well as one copy of the visitor guide (handout on site at the fair, as long as the supplies last). It also covers the basic entry in the visitor guide and other communication services. Exhibitors can book other entries in the respective advertising media for extra charges. The additional listing and promotion opportunities as well as prices can be seen on the respective order forms, which will be sent to exhibitors by the appointed media service partner (jl.medien GmbH) .
(1) The basic entry includes the following:
A fixed-rate advance payment of € 20 (net) per square meter of rented exhibition space is included in the admission invoice for services such as electricity, water and telephone connections. This advance payment does not depend on the existence or size of any order(s) actually placed. After the fair, the advance payment will be applied in the final invoice to the cost of services actually ordered.
In principle, the participation fee includes the costs for lighting, heating and air conditioning of all exhibition spaces. Due to the recent sharp rise in energy prices, Messe München GmbH is forced to charge an additional energy cost surcharge of 5.00 EUR/m² of rented exhibition space.
No. For safety reasons, cables and lines may only be installed by technicians who work for Messe München GmbH or its official service partners.
If there are questions about the borders of your stand, please contact the responsi-ble member of the exhibitor Technical Services Team . He/she will either solve the dispute directly or have the stand space measured again.
Pursuant to the Technical Guidelines No. 2.5, Messe München GmbH or the security service contracted by it for the exhibition grounds provides guards at the gates and on the exhibition grounds. However, we cannot guarantee complete guarding and surveillance of the grounds of the trade-fair center. Exhibitors must arrange for security guards for their stands, exhibition goods and other objects at their stands, if required. Corresponding order forms are available in our Exhibitor Shop . Please keep in mind that exhibits and other objects brought in during set-up and dismantling times are at a greater risk.
LASER World of PHOTONICS
Hall and stand number
Am Messesee 2
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