Post Show Report. Photonics. World of Lasers and Optics 2019

22 / 03 / 2019

The 14th edition of the Photonics. World of Lasers and Optics 2019 International Exhibition for Laser, Optical and Optoelectronic Technologies has grown by all indicators.  

Dates: 47 March 2019

Venue: Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow

Organised by Expocentre AO, the Laser Association (Russia)

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

Auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Exhibition area: 2,540 sq m

Exhibitors: 198 companies

Attendance: 9,370 professional visits

Countries: 13 (Austria, Belarus, China, Finland, Germany, Japan, Lithuania, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA)

National pavilions: Belarus, China, and Germany organised by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany and AUMA

Types of products on display: laser radiation sources and components, fiber optic equipment, laser equipment, test equipment, optoelectronics, nanophotonics, laser medicine, biophotonics, etc.

Participating companies

Foreign companies: Rosendahl Nextrom, Trotec Produktions u. Vertriebs GmbH, Infratec, Schott, Trumpf, Eksma, Hamamatsu, Optotech Optikmaschinen GmbH, Cklaser, Standa, Buhler AG, Scanlab, etc. Foreign newcomers: Mitutoyo,  Yamazaki Mazak, Suntec Laser Technology, Metallife, SON-X, TEM, ADL Optica, etc.

Russian companies (125): 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, Leningrad Laser Systems, Azimuth Photonics, Laser Components, Russian Research Institute for Optical and Physical Measurements, Photonics Cloud, etc. Russian newcomers: Lassard, Elcom, Kugel, Hicurtec, T8, Garden Group, etc.

Show Highlights

  • Information stands of the Industrial Development Fund and the State Information System of Industry
  • The Job Fair, 47 March. Employing companies had a special stand to present vacancies, career opportunities for graduates and other interested specialists.
  • The delegation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea headed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the Korean Part of the Russian-North Korean intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation Kim Yong-Jae attended the trade show. President of the Laser Association Ivan Kovsh conducted a tour around the exhibition stands for Korean guests.

Key Supporting Events

  • Plenary meeting of the 8th Congress of the Photonics Technology Platform featured presentations on application of terahertz technologies in biophotonics as a new advanced instrument of non-invasive diagnostics including of malignant tumors, laser nanotechnology developed by Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. The Russian Quantum Center presented a report on development and application of quantum technology.
  • Conferences on laser information systems and photonics in navigation, non-diode laser sources, fiber optic communication lines and their components
  • Round tables on application of laser technologies in production of electric vehicles, training of specialists in photonics and its technologies
  • Working meeting of CEOs of national and regional centres of Laser Associations and members of the Science and Technology Council of the Laser Association
  • Working meeting of the organisers of the Photonics-Agro Eurasian Programme
  • Meeting of the Interdepartmental Science and Technology Council at the State Research Centre of Laser Medicine
  • Presentation of the Industrial Development Fund and the State Information System of Industry
  • Professional competition in the nomination "Laser Technology within WorldSkills Championships"
  • Awarding certificates to the winners in the Russian Laser Association Competition for the Best Development at the research and practice conferences of  the relevant work groups (subgroups) of Technology Platform

To see the full programme, click here>>.


"Being the coordinator of the roadmap for photonics in Russia, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade renders every assistance for application of the photonics science and technology and development of the laser and optical industry that is important for the country."

Denis Manturov, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade

"The annual trade show of laser, optical and optoelectronic technologies is an industry-wide platform where professionals meet to exchange expertise and see new developments. According to our estimates, 30-40% of the stands feature entirely new technology developed by Russian specialists throughout the year.

Photonics is a key industry event, one of the most prestigious forum that brings together professionals in photonics and production of laser technology. Over a few days the trade show has become the centre of all contacts, meetings, and discussions. It is here up to 80% of all annual contracts are signed."

Ivan Kovsh, President of the Laser Association (Russia)

Feedback of the exhibitors and visitors is here>>.

The next edition of the Photonics. World of Lasers and Optics is to run from March 2 through 5, 2020 at Expocentre Fairgrounds.


Press Service, Expocentre AO