LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2019: Photonics, Innovations and 1,177 exhibitors


- 65,705 end users and professional visitors
- 1,177 exhibitors, showing trends of integration
- Application leads to new development, innovation makes the future


For the first time in the show’s history, LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA was able to welcome more than 1,000 exhibitors: a total of 1,177 companies from 26 countries and regions with an exhibition area of 60,750 square meters. Not only the number of exhibitors was record-breaking, also the number of visitors reached a new peak. A total of 65,705 professional visitors attended the exhibition, increased by 17.6%, comparing with last year.


Falk Senger, Managing Director of Messe München on the success of the trade show: “LASER World of PHOTONICS impressively proved that photonics is a key technology in China. Three days with innovations, solutions and full halls made the show once again Asia’s leading trade show for lasers and photonics.”


Platform for the entire industrial chain with focus on smart manufacturing
The five major exhibition areas cover the whole value chain of smart manufacturing with lasers: Lasers and Optoelectronics, Optics and Manufacturing Technology of Optics, Lasers and Laser Systems for Production Engineering, Imaging and Machine Vision, Optical Metrology and Quality Control including Infrared Technology and Applications. The transformation and upgrading of the manufacturing industry has made new requirements for the production processes and thus an increase in the application of photonics technology is foreseeable. Along with the flourishing development of China’s manufacturing industry, the exhibition also featured seven national and district pavilions from Germany, Japan, Lithuania, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, China, the United States, as well as high-tech enterprises from 26 countries and regions.


Mark Gitin, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NEWPORT - MKS Instruments Shanghai, China commented:“LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA is a fantastic show. It is a great platform to meet our current partners and to expand our business. We are looking forward to the 15th anniversary next year, and in fact we are even looking forward to celebrate its 30th anniversary.”


In the newly opened Hall OW7, a special Scientific Research Service Area has been established, aiming to provide comprehensive services for scientific research and innovative application. The area encourages researchers to deepen their study, broaden their horizons and achieve innovative results.


Tianqi Zhao, Teacher from China University of Metrology/College of Optoelectronics stated:“Our participation in LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA has brought us fruitful results. In addition to seeing a lot of products, the more important benefit is that we established contact with technology leaders from China and abroad, which is helpful to our future cooperation and technological improvement.”


Bringing together new products, focusing on China’s strength, and presenting a strong photonics industry
In 2019, LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA has again made a complete display of the important innovations and applications in the industry. Nearly 1,200 new products have been released at the exhibition in areas such as new energy vehicles, LiDAR, biophotonics or medical engineering,5G, foldable screens and smart processing. A number of leading technologies and products attracted the attention of the visitors, fully demonstrating the growing importance of the Chinese market for the photonics industry.


Hengyang Mo, Deputy General Manager of Intelligent Equipment Division from Wuhan HG Laser Engineering Co., Ltd. commented: “We believe that the exhibition is very important to the whole industry. It is a good platform for us to communicate about laser technology and application. Many of our development initiatives are based on the information obtained at the exhibition.”


Smart Machine Vision Sees the Future
As an indispensable part of artificial intelligence, machine vision is developing rapidly and is a leading force in the period. Vision China 2019 was held along with the exhibition. It brought together 240 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions, using over 15,000 sqm of exhibition space. As an indispensable branch of artificial intelligence, machine vision is developing rapidly and is at a leading position of the present technological world. On March 20th, the 2018 Machine Vision Market Report was released by CMVU, showing that in 2018, the sales of the machine vision industry in China increased by 21% year-on-year, and the compound growth rate is expected to reach 23.5% from 2019 to 2021. The 2nd VISION China Innovation Award was also announced to recognize outstanding machine vision innovations. The two-and-a-half-day conference presented 27 technical reports on new products and welcomed 1,347 professional representatives.


Jack Cheung, Vice President of TELEDYNE IMAGING said: “The exhibition is very popular and the visitors are of high quality. The overall feeling is that it is obviously even better than last year. I’m very satisfied with the results.” Buli Xia, Deputy Director of Vision and Image Devices Division from Lingyun Optics Technology Group commented: “We can see many new products, applications and market demand at the exhibition every year. We feel that in the future, through Industry 4.0, there will be more new trends and frontier technology drive that promote the development of the industry.”


Ten Themes, A Hundred Leading Figures, Multiple Forums for In-depth Scientific Exchanges and Cooperation
PHOTONICS CONGRESS CHINA and other supporting programs were again held along with the exhibition. The conference addressed rich topics and focused on the most important ones in the industry,including laser processing, advanced lasers, optical technology, infrared imaging technology, laser radar, laser safety, and beam analysis. These events brought together the scientific, research and industrial communities, giving scientific research more practical value. The conference featured many well-known scientists from all over the world, including Dr. Robert Arthur Lieberman,  2016 President of SPIE and Member in the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Prof. and Academician Jiang Huilin, Chinese Academy of Engineering, Prof. and Academician Pan Junxi, Chinese Academy of Engineering, Prof. and Academician Zhuang Songlin, Chairman of China Instrument and Control Society, and director of The Chinese Optical Society, Prof. Sen Han, SPIE fellow, Dr. Lu Yongfeng from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Prof. Zhang Zhigang from the Institute of Quantum Electronics and School of Information at Peking University, who presented a feast of intelligent ideas. The Congress attracted a total of 3,826 delegates including Vision China conference attendees.


Youliang Wang, Director of Laser Processing Committee of China Optical Society concluded:“We have witnessed the development of China's laser industry from its earliest days. This year, the products exhibited have made great improvement, and the show is also very popular among the professional visitors. I believe that LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA will continue to grow.”


The next LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA will celebrate its 15th anniversary and be held at Shanghai New International Expo Center on March 18 -20, 2020.


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