Press release

20,000 Euro for children in Ukraine

April 29, 2022
  • Check presented to the Fritz Kreuzer Foundation on last trade fair day
  • Major donations from Coherent, Fraunhofer ILT, Jenoptik, Laser Components, TOPTICA and TRUMPF
  • Proceeds from “Photonics for Ukraine” go to children in Ukraine

Already in the run-up to LASER World of PHOTONICS 2022, which took place in Munich from April 26 to 29 and received a strong response from the industry, Messe München launched the “Photonics for Ukraine” campaign on the initiative of the LASER World of PHOTONICS advisory board. The proceeds will benefit children in Ukraine affected by the war.

On the last day of the trade fair, representatives of the major donors Coherent, Fraunhofer ILT, Jenoptik, Laser Components, TOPTICA and TRUMPF, as well as Deputy CEO of Messe München, Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, presented a check for a total of 20,000 Euro to Christine Kazenwadel, Board Representative of the Fritz Kreuzer Foundation. With this donation, the foundation supports children in Ukraine who have lost an arm or a leg.

“This fundraising campaign is really a great thing,” Dr. Pfeiffer sums up. “I would like to take this opportunity to expressly thank the initiator of 'Photonics for Ukraine,' our Chairman of the Exhibitor Board Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders, all donors and, of course, the largest donor Laser Components. The industry has sent a strong signal to Ukraine that it and its people are not alone.”

More information about “Photonics for Ukraine”.

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