More than a network

LASER World of PHOTONICS has developed the world’s leading trade fair network. Its global network of trade fairs and their congresses represents the most important marketplaces and think tanks for the global laser and photonics industry and its users.

Made in Germany—home in the world

It started 1973 with LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich—the world‘s leading platform of the laser and photonics industry—and the World of Photonics Congress—Europe’s largest photonics congress.

This unrivalled combination of trade fair and congress, which brings together research and application, was further developed for the growing markets in China and India. The global network combines innovations and trends with country specific main themes. Precisely tailored to the market. Plus the recipe for success of the mother fair: depicting the entire value chain and bringing together all key players at an international level.

Messe München GmbH

  • Market: Global
  • Location: Munich
  • Frequency: every 2 years
  • Founded: 1973

LASER World of PHOTONICS sets standards—in size, diversity and relevance and is a source of impetus and a force that drives the market. The fair gives 33,999 visitors and 1,325 exhibitors from 82 countries a complete overview of all topics that pertain to photonics on 55,000 square meters of exhibition space.

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Messe München GmbH

  • Market: Global
  • Location: Munich
  • Frequency: every 2 years

At the most important scientific platform, the World of Photonics Congress and the Application Panels program at the trade fair provides 6,717 participants comprehensive insights into the world of photonics and serves as an interface between theory and practise. In more than 3,600 lectures and presentations you will find prominent scientific and industrial speakers—even Nobel laureates.

Messe München GmbH

  • Market: China and Asia Pacific
  • Location: Shanghai
  • Frequency: every year
  • Founded: 2006

LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA, Asia’s largest trade fair for the photonics industry, presents the entire range of photonics in an international setting and gives specific insights into the Asian trends and markets. 65,705 trade visitors and 1,177 exhibitors from 26 countries benefit on over 60,750 square meters from constantly growing numbers and top level technical conferences at PHOTONICS CONGRESS CHINA.

Being co-located with electronica China, productronica China and SEMICON China creates attractive synergies and gives visitors a unique opportunity to gain insights into the latest technologies and applications in all electronics sectors.

Messe München GmbH

  • Market: India
  • Location: New Delhi / Bangalore (alternating)
  • Frequency: every year
  • Founded: 2012

LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA is India’s only trade fair for the laser and photonics community. It reflects the growing demand of the market and with its great potential creates the perfect platform for high-quality business. Already more than 9,900 visitors and around 160 exhibitors from 13 countries take advantage of the first rate conference program and co-location with electronica India and productronica India.

Ongoing success story

The facts speak for themselves. The fair’s growing numbers year after year demonstrate the leading role of the Word of Photonics network as well as the market’s strong belief in this industry.

Key facts about LASER World of PHOTONICS network:

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The years of trade fair expertise lead to an implementation and execution, which are reliable, flexible and service orientated. Organized by Messe München and its subsidiaries abroad with the highest possible standards. On-site support provided by local experts.

Connecting people

Not only the facts speak for themselves. Listen to first hand experiences from exhibitors from all over the world at the latest LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich.

It is more than just an industry gathering. It sets the pace for future technologies and products.

Klaus Löffler – Managing Director Sales & Services, TRUMPF Lasertechnik GmbH

It allows us to meet large and medium-sized companies in the sector for high-precision optics manufacturing in the key and growing markets of Europe, China and India.

Dr.-Ing. Franz Reischer – Product Manager Marketing Surface Metrology, Mahr GmbH

…by having a reliable partner, we can expect focused discussions and challenging yet highly rewarding business opportunities.

Georg Hofner – CEO, SCANLAB GmbH

It is excellent place to find a new partners from all around the world – Munich, Shanghai and Bangalore.

Kestutis Jasiunas – CEO, Ekspla (Lithuania)

Networking & knowledge platform

Transfer of knowledge via first-rate dialogue events and interface between theory and practice.

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Successful trade fair in China

Impressions from the LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2020 in Shanghai.

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India's photonics platform

It reflects the growing demand of the market and with its great potential creates the perfect platform for high-quality business.