The 10th anniversary edition of the Photonics. World of Lasers and Optics International Exhibition opened its doors at Expocentre Fairgrounds on March 16, 2015.
The Photonics Exhibition is a reflection and a tool for promotion of light technology in power industry, defense industry, metallurgy, agriculture, health care and other sectors. It is included into the list of main events held to celebrate the UN International Year of Light and Light-Based Technology.
The official opening of the anniversary event was attended by such persons as Yury Mikhailov, Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Council of the Military-Industrial Commission of the Russian Federation; Pavel Dorokhin, Deputy Chairman of the Industry Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federal Assembly; Konstantin Tarabrin, Director of the Department of Industry of Conventional Arms, Ammunition and Special Chemicals of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade; Dmitry Kurochkin, Vice President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Dmitry Kapranov, Deputy Director of the Department of Industry of Conventional Arms, Ammunition and Special Chemicals of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade; Valery Sergienko, Chairman of the Committee on Entrepreneurship in Health Care and Medical Industry of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Director of the Science and Research Institute of Physical-Chemical Medicine of the Russian Federal Medical and Biological Agency; Klaus Novitski, German Co-Director of the Network of Russian-German Laser Centers; Ivan Kovsh, President of the Laser Association, Co-Organizer of the Photonics Exhibition; Zhu Xiao, President of the Hubei Province Laser Association (China); Sergey Popov, Head of the Corporate Governance Department of Shvabe AO; and other officials. The official event audit recorded almost 2.5 thousand visitors at the first day of the exhibition.
Photonics. World of Lasers and Optics is the only Russian event that covers the whole range of laser technology and optoelectronics, as well as photonics-based devises and equipment. In the year of our anniversary, we have more to offer to our visitors as we present the first salon of holography, whose participants will showcase the latest advanced technology of additive manufacturing or 3D printing.
155 companies from 15 countries will demonstrate the latest photonics developments and solutions, innovations, which are shaping our future.
Eleven research and practical conferences will be held as part of the 4th Congress of the Russian Photonics Technology Platform. The main topic of the conferences is introduction of laser technology into Russian manufacturing industries.