The LASER World of PHOTONICS trade fairs and their congresses are the most important marketplaces and think tanks for the worldwide laser and photonics industry and its users. They combine research and applications and promote the utilization and further development of optical technologies.
Messe München International has held LASER World of PHOTONICS every two years since 1973. The fair was the first event to focus on the sector for optical technologies in the world, and it celebrated its forty-year anniversary in May 2013. The World of Photonics Congress, which is Europe’s largest photonics congress and is organized in cooperation with the world’s leading organizations in this field, is held at the same time as the fair.
In 2013, 1,135 exhibitors presented their products on 42,000 m² of exhibition space at LASER World of PHOTONICS. They were joined by nearly 27,000 professional visitors from 74 countries, 54% of whom travelled from outside of Germany to participate in the event.