Post Show Report. Photonics World of Lasers and Optics 2017

28 / 03 / 2017

12th edition of the International Exhibition for Laser, Optical and Optoelectronic Technologies

Participation of leading research centres and manufacturing companies from Russia and abroad in the trade show testifies to a high standing of the key industry event. Photonics 2017 became a unique platform to showcase the latest products to a wide audience, search for suppliers, and sign contracts.

Dates: 28 February 3 March 2017

Venue: Expocentre Fairground, Moscow, Russia

Organized by Expocentre AO, 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 Optical Society, the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC)

Auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Logos: UFI, RUEF

Exhibition area: 6,500 sq m

Exhibitors: 170 companies

Attendance: 8,000 professional visitors

Countries: 13 (Armenia (first time participation), Austria, Belarus, China, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Lithuania, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, the USA)

Country pavilions: Germany, China

Types of products on display: laser radiation sources and components; fiber optic equipment; laser equipment for cutting, welding, marking and other types of materials processing; optoelectronics, nanophotonics; biomedical equipment based on photonic technologies; laser and optical security equipment; displays, equipment for light shows; research equipment; equipment for laser and optical services; laser technologies in advertising and gift production; information support

Participating companies:

Foreign companies: Hamamatsu, Optotech Optikmaschinen GmbH, Schott AG, Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH, Ekspla, Infratec, Oxapa, Solar Laser Systems, Lotis TII, IZOVAC, Essent Optics, Morgon Optical Machine-Tools Plant, etc.; newcomers:  LOT-Quantum Design, Unioriental Optics

Russian companies: Shvabe Holding, Roselectronics (Rostec), Inject Enterprise, LOMO, NPK SPP, Perm Scientific and Industrial Instrument Making Company, Shipbuilding & Shiprepair Technology Center, IRE-Polus, Ioffe Institute, ITMO University, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russian Research Institute for Optical and Physical Measurements, Avesta Project, Bulat, Laser Center, Lasery i Apparatura (Lasers and Hardware) Group, FORC-Photonics, MacroOptica, Electronics, T8, and others.

Key Associated Events

  • Joint Meeting of the Science and Technology Council of Laser Association, Secretariat of the Photonics Russian Technology Platform and Board of Founders of the Photonics Eurasian Technology Platform
  • 6th Congress of the Technology Platform on Innovative Laser, Optic and Optoelectronic Technologies Photonics
  • Russian-Chinese seminar on Experience and Prospects for Organization of Team Work on Photonics and its Application
  • Round table on Support of High-Tech Small Business

To see the full schedule of associated events, go to

Participant Feedback

The photonics industry is one of the highly efficient innovation-driven drivers of the global economy. The rate and scale of development of laser and optical technology are decisive factors in competitiveness of processing industries. Optoelectronics has become a basis for communication and information systems. The photonics technology opens up new possibilities in medicine, agriculture and other industry sectors. Over 12 years, Photonics has become a leading event of the industry. Its participants testify to great achievements and creative potential of Russian researchers.

Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation

The cooperation agreement between the Russian and Chinese laser associations was signed in 2006. Our cooperation develops quite successfully: we regularly exchange delegations and annually carry out joint projects.

Ivan Kovsh, President of Laser Association, Russia

We should find new application of laser technologies and promote them by joint efforts. The ultimate objective of our cooperation within the BRICS is creation of comprehensive laser industry covering the whole production cycle, maintenance and application of laser technologies. This work could be started with cooperation between Russia, China and India aimed at development of the Indian market and laser technology in that country.

prof. Xiao Zhu, President of the Hubei Province Laser Association, China

Find more feedback from participants here.

The next edition of Photonics. World of Lasers and Optics is to run from 27 February through 2 March, 2018 at Expocentre Fairgrounds.

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