The opening of the 6th International Specialized Exhibition Photonica2011. Lasers, Optics and Application

19 / 04 / 2011

April 18 saw the opening of the 6th International Specialized Exhibition for Laser, Optical and Optoelectronic Technologies Photonica2011. Lasers, Optics and Application

At the opening ceremony Deputy Director General of Expocentre Mikhail P. Tolkachev welcomed the exhibition participants and visitors. Mr. Tolkachev noted that within a short period of time the exhibition had attained real authority as a show displaying the newest technologies. 

In view of the attention the Russian Federation Government pays today to modernization and directing the economy to innovative development, this exhibition is bound to succeed, as Mikhail P. Tolkachev stated. This year the Photonica. Lasers, Optics and Application exhibition has grown by 1.5 times, bringing to Expocentre 150 exhibitors from 12 countries.

Laser Association President Ivan B. Kovsh also mentioned steady growth of Photonica and treated this fact as evidence of the industrys favorable state. The exhibition has become traditional and really international.

The Photonica2011. Lasers, Optics and Application stands display unique exhibits, as Vladimir N. Vasiliev, the Russian Optical Society President, Chairman of Photonica Technological Platform Coordinating Committee, noted. The Photonica technological platform is among the first technological programs recently confirmed by the Governmental Commission on High Technologies. By opening the 6th International Exhibition Photonica today we actually as well launch the like-named technological platform, Vladimir N. Vasiliev emphasized.

Being the Photonica regular exhibitors, companies from Germany plan to carry on this tradition, as European Technological Platform Photonica 21 Secretariat Head Mr. Junge stated at the opening ceremony. Companies from China as well assign high priority to participation in the exhibition, as it was mentioned by Assistant to the Secretary General of the Hubei Province Mr. Tann. Belarus enterprises display their achievements at the exhibition as well. As Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Association of Optics and Laser of the Republic of Belarus Sergey V. Gaponenko stated, participating in the exhibition, these enterprises aspire to expand cooperation with their Russian colleagues and foreign experts in the sphere of the photonics development.  

Director of the Department on Business and Innovation Activity Development of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mikhail M. Vyshegorodtsev said the Photonica shows high international authority and popularity.  Polyus Research and Development Institute Director Alexandr A. Kazakov and other representatives of the industry also welcomed the participants in the Photonica2011. Lasers, Optics and Application exhibition.

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