All facts at a glance

Every two years in June, the international scientific elite meets in Munich to gather information about lighthouse projects in photonics and laser research. The World of Photonics Congress is held in conjunction with the leading trade show in photonics—the LASER World of PHOTONICS.

Gathering for international photonics research

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 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 the World of Photonics Congress

The next congress takes part on June 20–24, 2021 at ICM – Internationales Congress Center München.


participants visited the World of Photonics Congress 2019


conferences, covering all aspects of photonics research


lectures and presentations


plenaries and award-ceremonies


congress attendees from 61 countries


international share

Global network
More than a network

The world's leading trade fair network combines innovations and trends with country specific main themes.

Global network
Congress structure

The World of Photonics Congress covers the entire world of photonics in a single event.

Strong partners

An impressive network of partners: Together we set the bar higher, delivering an even better experience.

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