Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) and the LASER World of PHOTONICS visitor hotline
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
Please find the exhibitor list here.
Opening hours are posted 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.
Information about getting to the fair is available under Travel and Stay.
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.
LASER World of PHOTONICS staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have. These are your contacts for exhibitors.
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.
Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding ticket prices and ticket purchase.
Yes, but the number of vouchers that each person can redeem is limited to the number of days of the fair.
If you have received a voucher, the ticket is free of charge to you because the exhibitor who invited you to the fair is paying for it. Because the exhibitor is only charged for the ticket when you pass through the turnstiles to attend the fair, there is no need to cancel or inform our ticket service if you do not use the ticket.
Each person needs to register separately to order a ticket.
If multiple vouchers for 1-day tickets are used to order tickets to attend the fair on more than one day, the name of the person placing the order will appear on all the tickets.
If various people want to use vouchers for 1-day tickets, each person must register separately.
Important: Because Print@home Tickets are only valid for a specific individual and are not transferrable, you may be required to present an official photo ID at the fair.
If you accidently use the same name for multiple tickets, please contact us by e-mail: email@example.com
Once you have finished ordering your ticket online, you can download and save it in PDF format. In addition, a Print@home Ticket will be sent to the e-mail address that you provided. Please keep an eye out for an e-mail sent by: firstname.lastname@example.org
In exceptional cases, e.g. if the server is busy, it may take up to 24 hours to send your ticket.
You can print out your PDF Print@home Ticket with the Adobe Reader or click on the link in the e-mail to print out your ticket.
Once you have placed your order, you can download and save it in PDF format. In addition, your Print@home Ticket will be sent to you by e-mail. You should receive that e-mail right away, but in some cases it may take up to 24 hours after you place your order.
In rare cases, e-mails may end up in your e-mail account's spam filter. Please check your spam folder or contact your administrator.
It is also possible that you made a mistake when you entered the e-mail address in your customer profile. Please contact our visitor hotline at the following telephone number +49 89 949-11468 or by e-mail at email@example.com
No, this is no longer necessary.
Yes, you simply have to scan the ticket on your smartphone at the turnstiles to enter.
If you have a valid ticket, you may attend the fair on the day or days of your choice. Multiple-day tickets do not have to be used on consecutive days.
If (in exceptional cases) your ticket is only valid on a specific day(s), the day(s) on which the ticket is valid will be printed explicitly on the ticket.
If you receive a message with this system-generated text, your order was not processed. However an earlier or a later order may still have been successful. The process may have been interrupted for one of the following reasons:
We accept following credit cards:
as well as online payment via PayPal.
Yes, the ticket order is binding.
If the customer is a consumer as defined by Section 13 of the German Civil Code (BGB), the customer may cancel the transaction in text form (e.g. letter, fax, e-mail) without providing a reason within 2 weeks.
Cancellation within the cancellation deadline is only possible until the point in time that the ticket loses its validity.
No, tickets with personal particulars (e.g. your name) are not generally transferable.
Multiple-day tickets may also only be used by one person.
Important: Because online tickets are only valid for a specific individual and are not transferable, you may be required to present an official photo ID at the fair.
Every validated barcode is recognized as such by the electronic access control system, and ticket-holders who try to use a copied online ticket will be denied access.
If you lose your ticket and are afraid that whoever finds it might use it to attend the fair, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can block your lost ticket.
After you place your order, your Print@home Ticket will be sent to the e-mail address that you provided and in a separate e-mail you will receive your ticket invoice.
You can find the link to your Messe München account here. If you no longer have your access data, please use the "Forgot password" function. You can use your account to view invoices and change address data.
We would be pleased to answer any questions that you have about attending LASER World of PHOTONICS. We look forward to hearing from you.
Messe München is represented in more than 90 countries around the world and has subsidiaries and foreign representatives to support its exhibitors and visitors.