LASER World of Photonics China will be a global meeting of manufacturers and customers

March 2, 2017
The exhibition with technical congress, March 14-16, has become the leading event for lasers, optics, and photonics in Asia.

Celebrating its 12th anniversary, LASER World of Photonics China has become the leading event for lasers, optics, and photonics in Asia. It will be held at Shanghai New International Expo Center from March 14-16, 2017, and will showcase the entire range of global laser and photonics products available to meet the needs of the Chinese market. Approximately 850 exhibitors are expected to occupy a record size 49,200 sq m. Attendance will be over 45,000, a number that also includes attendees at the jointly held Semicon China, along with productronica and electronica China

The main focus areas will be: lasers and optoelectronics; optics and manufacturing technology for optics; laser systems for production engineering; and imaging, test and measurement, and quality control.

The tradeshow is held in conjunction with the leading academic meeting for photonics technology in China, Photonics Congress China, which covers the latest findings and developments in laser processing, advanced lasers, infrared imaging, laser safety, and beam analysis.

The Congress includes the following meetings:

12th International Laser Processing and Systems Conference (LPC 2017)
The LPC is held every year together with LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA. It is the most influential event for laser research and applications in Asia. LPC 2017 will focus on the latest topics in the market, e.g. ultrafast lasers and their applications, 3D printing and surface modification, new laser technology, systems and applications, monitoring system technology for laser welding, cutting and machining, micro and nano technology, and processing.

Chinese Laser Market Summit 2017 (March 15)
The Summit will address important topics in the industry, for example, what will be the impact of “Made in China 2025” on the development of laser technology? How can laser companies benefit from the globalized market? It will also provide statistical reports on the Chinese laser industry and an outlook on the latest laser technology trends. Moreover, global industrial leaders and experts will examine development strategies for companies during roundtable discussions. Conard Holton, Editor in Chief of Laser Focus World, will be speaking about the global laser markets.

12th National Conference on Laser Technology and Optoelectronics (LTO2017)
This Conference is organized by the Chinese Laser Magazine and Messe Muenchen Shanghai. The topics will include laser physics and technology, advanced solid state lasers and new lasers, advanced laser materials, thin films and components, new functional fibers and devices, laser field control, transmission and applications, quantum optics, laser advanced manufacturing technology, biomedical photonics analysis & diagnostic techniques and clinical applications, space laser communication and laser radar, terahertz technology.

The 2017 Shanghai International Forum on Modern Optical Manufacturing Engineering and Sciences
Co-organized by the Optical Manufacturing Committee, Chinese Optical Society, and Messe Muenchen Shanghai, the 2017 Shanghai International Forum on Modern Optical Manufacturing Engineering and Sciences will feature the latest and most widely discussed topics: leading optical manufacturing, AR technology and bio-medicine.

Workshop on Safety of Industrial Lasers and Systems
Co-organized by the Chinese Optical Society- Laser Processing Committee and Messe Muenchen, the Workshop on Safety of Industrial Lasers and Systems will open on March 15. The importance of the safety of industrial lasers and systems is widely recognized today. The Chinese laser industry calls for awareness by manufacturers to take responsibility for the public and their customers, and make sure that their products comply with the national standards. The workshop will offer lectures on safety information, the hazardous results of laser safety accidents and protective measures that can be taken. It will also address the safety standards in China, Europe and other countries with emphasis on the operational standards in laser product R&D, manufacturing and utilization.

Other co-located conferences:

China Machine Vision Exhibition and Machine Vision Technology & Application Conference
Vision China (Shanghai) showcases the developments and applications of machine vision robots. Organized by the China Society of Image and Graphics and the Machine Vision Industry Union, it provides a platform for presentations and industry solutions. Organized by

Forum on Infrared Thermal Imager Application and Technology
Infrared thermal imagers have various applications in scientific research, electrical equipment, R&D (research and development), QC (quality control), building diagnostics, the military, surveillance in security, etc. Together with the development and popularization of infrared technology, an increasing number of new applications are being exploited in these areas. In order to provide a convenient platform for the visitors, LASER World of Photonics China 2017 has set up the exhibition area of Infrared Technology and the Forum on Infrared Thermal Imager Application and Technology, which will focus especially on electrics, semiconductors, automobile manufacturing, ferrous metal and metallurgy, and aerospace. Organized by Messe Muenchen Shanghai.

About the Author

Conard Holton | Editor at Large

Conard Holton has 25 years of science and technology editing and writing experience. He was formerly a staff member and consultant for government agencies such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and engineering companies such as Bechtel. He joined Laser Focus World in 1997 as senior editor, becoming editor in chief of WDM Solutions, which he founded in 1999. In 2003 he joined Vision Systems Design as editor in chief, while continuing as contributing editor at Laser Focus World. Conard became editor in chief of Laser Focus World in August 2011, a role in which he served through August 2018. He then served as Editor at Large for Laser Focus World and Co-Chair of the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar from August 2018 through January 2022. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, with additional studies at the Colorado School of Mines and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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