Günther Braun, CEO & President, ROFIN-SINAR Technologies and Chairman
of the VDMA working group “Lasers and laser systems for material processing”, Germany:
us LASER World of PHOTONICS is the leading international trade fair in the
Photonics industry. This year’s trade fair showed us once again that it is the
most important platform for the Photonics industry. Also for us it is the most
important platform, for presenting innovations and showcasing the strong
position of the Photonics industry at a national and international level.
year there was particular interest in ultrashort pulse lasers and in fiber
lasers but we also observed keen interest across all classic technologies. More
than half of all enquiries came from abroad – especially from Asia.
From the user side, the automotive and electronics industries in particular
were interested in the wide offering of laser and system solutions.
year’ trade fair was rounded off by a great atmosphere and consistently lively
trade fair halls, confirming its position as the industry’s leading trade fair.
Herman Chui, Ph.D., Senior Director of Product Marketing, Spectra Physics
Being a part of this important show for the last 40 years has been very beneficial for us. Spectra-Physics has
been a part of the industry since the very beginning. We were the first
commercial laser company and we were one of the first participants from the very
beginning of the 40 years of the LASER World of PHOTONICS. So we feel that
that’s a very important trade fair for us to exhibit our products, interact
with our customers and show the different capabilities we have.
Dr. Vladimir A. Elokhin, General Director,
Scientific Instruments, joint stand Russia:
year’s trade fair has been very successful for us. LASER World of PHOTONICS is
a good and dynamic trade fair. We observe an expanding internationality,
especially the growing presence of participants from Asia.
Also there is a very friendly atmosphere between participants and staff.
Anton Gaedtke, Vice President Sales Europe,
Qioptiq Photonics GmbH & Co KG, Germany:
anniversary trade fair has demonstrated that LASER World of PHOTONICS deserves
the title “leading international trade fair”. The trade fair is of very great
importance to us because it enables us to present our entire range of services
in a fitting manner. This platform was an ideal opportunity for us to present
our new global presence to a highly qualified technical public. The Munich location has proved
itself for this format of trade fair.
General Director Assistant, Ph.D., Vavilov State Optical Institute, joint stand
100 percent satisfied with LASER World of PHOTONICS! There are a lot of
visitors, good events and meetings. This is one of the world’s most important
events for laser optics, laser applications and technology.
Gernot Hamann, Head of Business Development, Physik Instrumente (PI)
GmbH & Co., Germany:
The LASER World of PHOTONICS is very
important for us as an exhibitor. Traditionally, it has always been our
company’s biggest trade fair. We use it both as a global venue for assembling
all our colleagues from around the world on our stand and to enable us to
showcase our new products.
Norbert Höppe, Sales Director, Laser Systems
Technology, REIS ROBOTICS Reis GmbH & Co. KG, Germany:
World of PHOTONICS remains the leading trade fair for lasers and optronics. The
number and especially the quality of trade visitors has improved yet again this
year. Our key areas were system integration, flexible solutions and laser
hybrid welding. We are very satisfied with the response.
Dr. Alexander Huber, Photonics Business Unit
Executive Director, Polytec GmbH, Germany:
World of PHOTONICS is a veritable visitor magnet for our products and
solutions related to lasers, optical measuring devices and components!
The high quality
of the show is underlined again by the very good quality of the
contacts with individuals from the industrial and research world.
Kaenders, Chairman of the LASER World of PHOTONICS Advisory Board and Board of
Management Member of Toptica Photonics AG, Germany:
the world-leading character, the international visitors and the strong
congress program. At 40, LASER World of PHOTONICS exudes a maturity that
will benefit the continuing disproportionate growth in photonics. The trade
fair is the anchor and point of crystallization for our product developments
that are many years in the making. And the show also is a sort a “family
gathering” of the industry.
Ludger Kemper, Director Operations, Allied
Vision Technologies Group, Germany:
fair is an outstanding location to showcase the variety of SWR and LWR cameras.
With the congress being staged in parallel, the trade fair offers us the bonus
of a very high quality of visitors here on the stand. For us as a camera
manufacturer we rather need the end consumers, but here there is a very high
multiplier factor. We can provide very good customer support here.
Dr.-Ing. E.h. Peter Leibinger, Deputy
Chairman of the Executive Board of TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG and Chairman of the
Laser Technology/Electronics Business Unit, Germany:
the LASER World of PHOTONICS is absolutely the leading trade fair for beam
sources. We were very proud to be able to present our first femtosecond laser
here in Munich.
Klaus Löffler, Director International Sales, TRUMPF
Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH, Germany:
The LASER World of PHOTONICS is very
important because in principle it is the exhibition showcase for laser
technology. We have 19 objects here on the stand, of which 13 products are
world premieres. We use the trade fair here in Munich precisely for this first ever
Dr. Qitao Lue, Vice President Chief
Technology Officer, Han’s Laser, China:
For Han’s Laser, LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich
is the most important trade fair and a very good international show. We can
demonstrate our products, expand our presence in Europe
and get in touch with European components suppliers. In terms of laser processing, the country Germany
is the innovator, the locomotive and so the trade fair in Munich is a good opportunity for us to follow
the technology trends.
Dr.-Ing. Michael Mertin,
President & CEO, Jenoptik AG, Germany:
The trade fair has developed in a very
positive manner. On the one hand, it has undergone major growth. And it has
also developed very considerably in terms of content too, towards the laser as
tool - namely towards the applications of laser technology and less to do with
the physical principles. That is critical nowadays because we see laser
technology as a key technology of the 21st century. Nowadays, lasers enable production
processes, which just a few years ago, decades ago at any event, were still
borderline Utopia. Many products that we use in our everyday lives can only be
manufactured using laser technology and key technologies will change our lives
yet further. Because of laser light’s peculiar characteristics, lasers will
continue to develop accordingly, which is why I believe that the LASER World of
PHOTONICS will continue to develop positively, just like our company.
Dr. Andreas Nitze, Managing Partner, CEO, Berliner
Glas KGaA, Germany:
fair is very important for us because it brings the industry together in a
condensed form. There is a good mix here of laser manufacturers, users and
suppliers. The congress was very good and interesting – with exactly the right
topics and content. The quantity and quality of the visitors was really good.
Topics on trend in the optics arena are energy and sustainability, lasers in
production and lasers in biophotonics.
Delfí López Queraltó , M.A. Global
Entrepreneurship & Management, General Manager, Monocrom, Spain, joint
stand Southern European Cluster in Photonics and Optics:
LASER 2013 was a good experience. We've made many new contacts and could meet
existing ones. Further, we could gain an overview of the latest laser
technology and what our competitors offer. In the last four days we sold more
than in four months of our usual business. Here we have the advantage of
meeting clients from all over the world: Israel,
Japan, USA, and of course Germany.
Bertrand Viellerobe, Ph.D., Project Manager
for Biophotonics Applications, Head of Collaborative Projects, Bordeaux Route
des Lasers, joint stand France:
This is definitely one of the most important
trade shows on photonics in the world and for us the most important event
worldwide and the most international show. LASER World of PHOTONICS is so
important, because there are a lot of industrial companies as exhibitors and
also as visitors and this makes the trade fair different. We are happy, because
the quality of visitors is always very good.
David van de Wall, Product & System Sales
Manager Laser, Miyachi Europe B.V., Netherlands:
World of PHOTONICS is the largest laser trade fair in the world. This is where
we meet competitors, customers and suppliers at an international level in one
place. The trade fair is so interesting and comprehensive with a good quality
Dr. Tobias Weiler, Managing Director, SPECTARIS – Deutscher
Industrieverband für optische, medizinische und mechatronische Technologien
e.V. (German Industry Association for Optical, Medical and Mechatronical
The LASER World of PHOTONICS is the showcase
for the Photonics industry. New developments are unveiled here in Munich.
Photonics is an important industry, it is a
growth driver for very many application areas. For the automotive sector, the
Life Sciences field and for energy technology, where it offers new solutions,
creating as a consequence sustainable and high-energy applications.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Zäh, IWB Head of
Institute (Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management), Technical University
eyes, the LASER World of PHOTONICS is the central trade fair on the topic of
lasers in Europe. There are competitors overseas,
in the United States and in Asia. But for Europe it
is the “get-together” par excellence for the industry.
of Photonics Congress that is paired with it considerably boosts the trade fairs’
importance, attracting as it then does, interest not just from industrial
quarters. Ultimately it also draws together researchers from around the world.
Everyone is able, so to speak, to explore his own area of research at a
diversely constructed special exhibition.
what makes the trade fair a particularly valuable platform, because it covers
off the entire spectrum of laser applications here, technical production and
management applications alike. What you experience here as a visitor, whether
from industry or science, is, so to speak, “full spectrum laser”.
Statements on the World of Photonics Congress
Prof. Dr. Stefan W. Hell, Deputy
Managing Director at the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and,
Head of the NanoBiophotonics Department, Germany:
of Photonics Congress is a very, very important congress. I have been attending
this congress for many years. You simply pick up on the very latest
developments. And of course the latest industrial exhibits at the associated
trade fair as well, which are very important. Because at the end of the day you
are working experimentally too and are able to find out about the latest
developments. That in turn has a major influence on the developments we
ourselves are working on in the laboratory.
Jeff Kimble, Winner Herbert Walther
Award 2013, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA:
of Photonics Congress 2013 here in Munich
was a magnificent occasion for me, Prof. Walther's family and all the other
scientists that have been here! It was all very well, organized and it
has been a great experience.
Prof. Dr. Peter Loosen, Chairman of the Steering Committee
of the World of Photonics Congress and Deputy Director of the Fraunhofer
Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Germany:
congress grew from a very small seed a long time ago and has now achieved
enormous global importance. Nowadays, the congress is without question one of
the most significant global events of its type in the field of laser technology
and the science of light and of photonics.
combination of trade fair and congress is unique. The congress’ Application
Panels, held in the trade fair halls, are a good example of the successful
melding of basic research and application-oriented industrial implementation.
Here, for example, is where you will hear discussions on lasers with entirely
new characteristics, such as the ultrashort pulse laser. Or new ultra-accurate
processing techniques that lasers such as this enable, for example when cutting
mobile telephone display screens to size.
Elizabeth Rogan, CEO, The Optical Society (OSA), USA:
Optical Society, as a co-sponsor of the ECBO and CLEO/Europe programs at the
World of Photonics Congress, works closely with Messe Munich to ensure we're
providing content that makes this event a 'must attend' for this global
audience. Combining this high quality technical programming at the congress
with the impressive tradeshow offers the photonics community an important venue
for staying on top of the latest advancements the field. Innovated product
release announcements, new research findings, top invited speakers at the
Congress like Jeff Kimble,
Brian Pogue, Alain Aspect, and fun social events
are what makes the Congress and the trade fair an effective and useful
experience. The Opening Reception was an outstanding opportunity to meet with
the bright minds in the field. The mood at the conference was especially upbeat
as we helped to celebrate 40 years of LASER World of Photonics event.