At a glance
From June 25-29, the international scientific elite met in Munich to gather information about lighthouse projects in photonics research. The World of Photonics Congress was held at the ICM – International Congress Center München in the immediate vicinity of the exhibition halls. More than 3,000 lectures and posters will be presented – a new record!
Gathering for international photonics research
Every two years, the international scientific elite in photonics research meets at the World Photonics Congress in Munich. All aspects of research – from fundamental and application-based scientific topics to the latest laser and photonics applications in industry and medicine – are presented and discussed in scientific conferences and a practice-oriented series of application panels. The World of Photonics Congress is an absolute must for anyone who wants to gather information on the latest application sectors and topics that pertain to photonics technology!
Synergy between research and industry
The World of Photonics Congress is traditionally held in conjunction with the international trade fair LASER World of PHOTONICS. All key players and decision-makers come to Munich to meet at the most important marketplace for the photonics industry.
The fair gives participants from more than 90 countries a complete overview of all topics that pertain to optical technologies on 55,000 square meters of exhibition space.
The latest milestones in photonics research on the one hand, and a concentrated showcase of the photonics industry on the other: This concept allows participants to experience a unique combination of science, innovative technologies and industrial application sectors.
Key facts about World of Photonics Congress and LASER World of PHOTONICS
- Seven conferences that cover all aspects of photonics research
- Almost 3,500 lectures and posters
- 16 Application Panels featuring nearly 100 practice-oriented presentations
- More than 3,500 participants at the congress
- High internationality: 73% international attendees, 27% attendees from Germany (figures from 2015)
- Ca. 1,300 exhibitors
- Over 32,500 trade fair visitors