The 13th edition of the Photonics. World of Lasers and Optics International Exhibition for Laser, Optical and Optoelectronic Technologies

21 / 02 / 2018

All over the world, photonics is becoming a successful business. Thousands of high-tech companies are engaged in this field. The trade show demonstrates the current capabilities of laser equipment, optoelectronics and optical instrument making used in multiple industry sectors. In 2018 Photonics has increased its exhibition space by 15% in comparison to 2017.  

Dates: 27 February 2 March 2018

Opening hours: 10.00 18.00, on 2 March 10.00 16.00

Venue: Expocentre Fairgrounds

Organized by Expocentre AO, the Laser Association (Russia)

Supported by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus, the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC)

Auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Labels: UFI, RUEF; the Best Exhibition in Russia in the Optical Industry, Lasers category (Russian National Exhibition Rating)

Exhibition area: 8,000 sq m

Exhibitors: 180+ companies

Attendance: 8,000+ professional visitors expected (the most attended event of the Russian photonics industry)

Countries: 14 (Armenia, Austria, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, the USA)

International pavilions: China, Germany

Types of products on display: laser technologies in advertising and gift production; displays, equipment for light shows, light diodes, lighting systems; research equipment; equipment for laser and optical services; information support; new materials for thin film optics, materials for non-destructive testing, equipment for single crystal growth, high performance equipment for laser trimming, piezoelectric actuators, solid diode-pumped lasers of near IF region, etc.

Participating companies:

Foreign companies: Hamamatsu, Optotech Optikmaschinen GmbH, Schott AG, Trumpf, Solar LS, Ekspla, Eksma, Infratec, Oxapa, Sino-Galvo (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd, etc.; newcomers: Cklaser, GoldDragon Jptics Electronic Technology, Lurkes, Castech, etc.

Russian companies: Skolkovo Foundation, Laser Center, Shvabe Holding, Lasery i Apparatura (Lasers and Hardware) Group, Avesta Project, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Elektrosteklo, Vikon, OES Specpostavka, Azimuth Photonics, Laser Components, etc.; newcomers: Ocean Chips, VNIIFTRI, Optispark, Stratnanotech, Vitec-Avtomatika,  Nanoscan, Exiton, Telam, Luminoform, etc.

Show Highlights

  • The Skolkovo Group Stand demonstrates its resident startups such as Optogard-Nanotech, Central Research Institute of Laser Equipment and Technologies, Femtotech, FORC-Photonics, Lasertrack, Microsensor Technology, Tin Photonics

 Key Supporting Events

  • The joint meeting of the Photonics Work Group under the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Science and Technology Council of Laser Association, Secretariat of the Photonics Russian Technology Platform on the Role of Photonics in Implementation of the Adopted Strategy for Scientific and Technological Development of the Russian Federation and Necessity to Coordinate Programs Adopted in Photonics
  • The plenary meeting of the 7th Congress of the Photonics Technology Platform
  • The research and practice conferences of the 7th Congress of the Photonics Technology Platform
  • The 21st meeting of the Russian Laser Association
  • The joint meeting of the Expert Council on Photonics at the Commission of the Russian State Duma on Legal Groundwork of Organization Development of the Defense Industry and Technical Committee on Standardization "Optics and Photonics" (Labor Code 296) of Rosstandard "Legal Framework for Photonics Technology in Russia"
  • The Seminar on Trends and Innovations in the Industry of Photonics from Global Manufacturers (organized by OES Specpostavka)
  • The seminar and presentation of Laser Center on Trends and Development Prospects of Laser Technologies
  • The round table on HR challenges in the laser-optical industry in Russia; the wrap-up of the 2nd competition of graduation reports on lasers among Russian students
  • The wrap-up of the Russian Laser Association Competition for the Best Development brought to the market in 2016-2017
  • The WorldSkills Russia Championship in Laser Technologies

To see the full schedule of supporting events, go to


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