Main press conference 2019

LASER World of PHOTONICS press conference

The main press conference for LASER World of PHOTONICS took place on Monday, June 24 from 14:00 to 15:00 at the press center west on the Messe München fairground.

At the press conference, journalists received the latest figures, facts and highlights of LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019. In addition, the joint study "Light as the key to global sustainability" by the industry association SPECTARIS and LASER World of PHOTONICS was presented.

If you could not attend the press conference, an audio stream is available here.


Discussion participants

Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer

Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer
Deputy CEO of Messe München

Jörg Mayer

Jörg Mayer
Managing Director SPECTARIS

Prof. Dr. Reinhart Poprawe

Prof. Dr. Reinhart Poprawe
Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT/RWTH Aachen University—Chair of Laser Technology LLT

Christian Schmitz

Dr.-Ing. Christian Schmitz
Chief Executive Officer Laser Technology, TRUMPF Lasertechnik GmbH

Laser technology for global sustainability


It looks like a simple surveillance camera, but it is a laser-based high-tech system to detect forest fires at an early stage. Together with other examples the video shows: State-of-the-art photonics make a major contribution to environmental protection.