Frequently asked questions – FAQs


World of Photonics Congress FAQs

We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions about the World of Photonics Congress for you on this page.

General questions about the World of Photonics Congress and the LASER World of PHOTONICS fair

  • I want to participate in the World of Photonics Congress. How can I get a congress ticket?

    The World of Photonics Congress is an umbrella event that unites several scientific conferences. The conferences are organized by the photonics industry’s leading scientific societies, and they are also responsible for registering participants.

    For this reason, you can’t purchase a congress ticket at the World of Photonics Congress, but must register with one of the societies for the congress participation. All societies offer the same types of ticket at the same price. With this ticket, you can visit not only the Conference, but all conferences under the umbrella of the World of Photonics Congress. At the same time the ticket allows access to the LASER World of PHOTONICS trade fair.

  • With which association should I register for a congress ticket?

    Members of the scientific societies – including individual and student members – can purchase congress tickets at special rates. If you are a member of one of these societies, you should register with them to get this discount.

    If you are not a member of one of these associations, you may choose which association you want to order your ticket from. All associations have the same ticket prices for non-members.

    Ticket prices for the World of Photonic Congress are available here.

  • I want to attend more than one conference at the World of Photonics Congress. Do I need multiple tickets to do so?

    No, you only need one congress ticket! Your congress ticket includes:

    • Admission to all conferences at the World of Photonics Congress
    • Admission to the leading exhibition LASER World of PHOTONICS
    • Admission to the practice-oriented Application Panels that take place in the fair’s forums

    One ticket allows you to move flexibly between the conferences at the congress, the trade fair in the exhibition halls and the lectures at the Application Panels to suit your own information and communication needs.

  • Where can I pick up my congress ticket?

    The scientific associations’ registration counters are located in the West Entrance of the Messe München trade-fair center. You can pick up your ticket and all congress documentation at the counter of the association with which you registered for the congress. Those who decide to attend at the last minute may also purchase a ticket at the congress.

  • My company is exhibiting at LASER World of PHOTONICS. Are there special rates for congress tickets for exhibitor employees?

    Each exhibitor at LASER World of PHOTONICS receives one free World of Photonics Congress Ticket and up to five additional tickets at a reduced rate.

    Please note: This applies only to audience members, and not to speakers! If you give a lecture at the congress, you definitely have to get your ticket from the scientific society that accepted your lecture.

  • When and where will information about the World of Photonics Congress schedule be available?

    The entire program of events at the World of Photonics Congress will be available in a database at this website in spring 2017.

    We would be pleased to send you information about planning for the congress and about its highlights. You have two alternatives:

  • Are the World of Photonics Congress and LASER World of PHOTONICS open at the same times?

    The World of Photonics Congress begins on Sunday, June 25, 2017, which is one day earlier than the fair. Both events end on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

    The registration counters for the congress open on the afternoon of Saturday, June 24, 2017.

    Opening hours of the World of Photonics Congress
    Sunday – Thursday, June 25 – 29, 2017, 8:00 – 18:00
    (depends on the sessions at the various conferences)

    Opening hours of LASER World of PHOTONICS
    Monday – Wednesday, June 26 – 28, 2017, 09:00 – 17:00
    Thursday, June 29, 2017, 9:00 – 16:00

  • Where can I get detailed information about LASER World of PHOTONICS?

    All of the photonics industry’s leading manufacturers, key players and decision-makers gather at the International Trade Fair for Optical Technologies – Components, Systems and Applications. Take advantage of this trade show as a source of new impetus and to make successful business contacts.

    All important information about LASER World of PHOTONICS is available on the website.

  • Is there an official newsletter for LASER World of PHOTONICS?

    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 to it free of charge here.

  • What events belong to the LASER World of PHOTONICS exhibition network?

    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 optical technologies. LASER World of PHOTONICS has been organized by Messe München International 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 optical technologies in China. It takes place every year in March. The network’s newest event, i.e. LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA , was first held in September 2012. It is the regional trade fair for optical technologies in India and takes place every year. The fair is held alternately in Bangalore and New Delhi.

  • When and where do LASER World of PHOTONICS events take place?

    LASER World of PHOTONICS
    LASER World of PHOTONICS, the International Trade Fair for Optical Technologies – Components, Systems and Applications, takes place in Munich every two years.
    Dates of next fair: June 26 – 29, 2017

    World of Photonics Congress
    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 25 – 29, 2017

    LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA
    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 14 – 16, 2017

    LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA
    LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA has been held alternately in Bangalore and New Dehli every year since 2012. It is the Indian platform for the laser and photonics community.
    Dates of next fair: September 14– 16, 2017

  • Am I allowed to bring my dog onto the exhibition grounds of Messe München?

    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.

  • I want to participate in the World of Photonics Congress. How can I get a congress ticket?

    The World of Photonics Congress is an umbrella event that unites several scientific conferences. The conferences are organized by the photonics industry’s leading scientific societies, and they are also responsible for registering participants.

    For this reason, you can’t purchase a congress ticket at the World of Photonics Congress, but must register with one of the societies for the congress participation. All societies offer the same types of ticket at the same price. With this ticket, you can visit not only the Conference, but all conferences under the umbrella of the World of Photonics Congress. At the same time the ticket allows access to the LASER World of PHOTONICS trade fair.

  • With which association should I register for a congress ticket?

    Members of the scientific societies – including individual and student members – can purchase congress tickets at special rates. If you are a member of one of these societies, you should register with them to get this discount.

    If you are not a member of one of these associations, you may choose which association you want to order your ticket from. All associations have the same ticket prices for non-members.

    Ticket prices for the World of Photonic Congress are available here.

  • I want to attend more than one conference at the World of Photonics Congress. Do I need multiple tickets to do so?

    No, you only need one congress ticket! Your congress ticket includes:

    • Admission to all conferences at the World of Photonics Congress
    • Admission to the leading exhibition LASER World of PHOTONICS
    • Admission to the practice-oriented Application Panels that take place in the fair’s forums

    One ticket allows you to move flexibly between the conferences at the congress, the trade fair in the exhibition halls and the lectures at the Application Panels to suit your own information and communication needs.

  • Where can I pick up my congress ticket?

    The scientific associations’ registration counters are located in the West Entrance of the Messe München trade-fair center. You can pick up your ticket and all congress documentation at the counter of the association with which you registered for the congress. Those who decide to attend at the last minute may also purchase a ticket at the congress.

  • My company is exhibiting at LASER World of PHOTONICS. Are there special rates for congress tickets for exhibitor employees?

    Each exhibitor at LASER World of PHOTONICS receives one free World of Photonics Congress Ticket and up to five additional tickets at a reduced rate.

    Please note: This applies only to audience members, and not to speakers! If you give a lecture at the congress, you definitely have to get your ticket from the scientific society that accepted your lecture.

  • When and where will information about the World of Photonics Congress schedule be available?

    The entire program of events at the World of Photonics Congress will be available in a database at this website in spring 2017.

    We would be pleased to send you information about planning for the congress and about its highlights. You have two alternatives:

  • Are the World of Photonics Congress and LASER World of PHOTONICS open at the same times?

    The World of Photonics Congress begins on Sunday, June 25, 2017, which is one day earlier than the fair. Both events end on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

    The registration counters for the congress open on the afternoon of Saturday, June 24, 2017.

    Opening hours of the World of Photonics Congress
    Sunday – Thursday, June 25 – 29, 2017, 8:00 – 18:00
    (depends on the sessions at the various conferences)

    Opening hours of LASER World of PHOTONICS
    Monday – Wednesday, June 26 – 28, 2017, 09:00 – 17:00
    Thursday, June 29, 2017, 9:00 – 16:00

  • Where can I get detailed information about LASER World of PHOTONICS?

    All of the photonics industry’s leading manufacturers, key players and decision-makers gather at the International Trade Fair for Optical Technologies – Components, Systems and Applications. Take advantage of this trade show as a source of new impetus and to make successful business contacts.

    All important information about LASER World of PHOTONICS is available on the website.

  • Is there an official newsletter for LASER World of PHOTONICS?

    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 to it free of charge here.

  • What events belong to the LASER World of PHOTONICS exhibition network?

    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 optical technologies. LASER World of PHOTONICS has been organized by Messe München International 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 optical technologies in China. It takes place every year in March. The network’s newest event, i.e. LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA , was first held in September 2012. It is the regional trade fair for optical technologies in India and takes place every year. The fair is held alternately in Bangalore and New Delhi.

  • When and where do LASER World of PHOTONICS events take place?

    LASER World of PHOTONICS
    LASER World of PHOTONICS, the International Trade Fair for Optical Technologies – Components, Systems and Applications, takes place in Munich every two years.
    Dates of next fair: June 26 – 29, 2017

    World of Photonics Congress
    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 25 – 29, 2017

    LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA
    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 14 – 16, 2017

    LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA
    LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA has been held alternately in Bangalore and New Dehli every year since 2012. It is the Indian platform for the laser and photonics community.
    Dates of next fair: September 14– 16, 2017

  • Am I allowed to bring my dog onto the exhibition grounds of Messe München?

    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.

 
 
 
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Visitors for Laser World of Photonics Congress 2015

World of Photonics Congress: The 2017 Call for papers is starting!

Take this opportunity to present your know-how! We invite you to become a speaker and share your ideas with the worldwide photonic community!

Visitors for Laser World of Photonics Congress 2015

World of Photonics Congress: The 2017 Call for papers is starting!

Take this opportunity to present your know-how! We invite you to become a speaker and share your ideas with the worldwide photonic community!

World of Photonics Congress: The 2017 Call for papers is starting!

Take this opportunity to present your know-how! We invite you to become a speaker and share your ideas with the worldwide photonic community!

Light Exhibit at LASER World of PHOTONICS

World of Photonics Congress 2015 - Light is the future

8 conferences with 60 sub-conferences, around 2,700 presentations, 5,600 attendees: The World of Photonics Congress 2015 went with impressive figures to end.

Light Exhibit at LASER World of PHOTONICS

World of Photonics Congress 2015 - Light is the future

8 conferences with 60 sub-conferences, around 2,700 presentations, 5,600 attendees: The World of Photonics Congress 2015 went with impressive figures to end.

World of Photonics Congress 2015 - Light is the future

8 conferences with 60 sub-conferences, around 2,700 presentations, 5,600 attendees: The World of Photonics Congress 2015 went with impressive figures to end.

Chart showing the conferences held as part of the World of Photonics Congress

Congress program and registration

Clearly structured by usage area and application proximity: The program and highlights of the World of Photonics Congress 2015.

Chart showing the conferences held as part of the World of Photonics Congress

Congress program and registration

Clearly structured by usage area and application proximity: The program and highlights of the World of Photonics Congress 2015.

Congress program and registration

Clearly structured by usage area and application proximity: The program and highlights of the World of Photonics Congress 2015.