(27 June 2023 - 30 June 2023 )
Venue: Messe Munich
Location: Germany , Munich
Organizer: Messe Munich

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The 2023 edition of Laser World of Photonics will take place between 27.06.2023 and 30.06.2023. The event location for the trade fair is Messe Munich. The event will be hosted in a face-to-face format. As of 02.04.2022, Germany has lifted its domestic Covid-19 safety restrictions. However, attendees should note that it is highly advisable that they wear FFP2 face masks in indoor spaces, maintain a minimal interpersonal distance of 1.5 metres and perform regular hand disinfection. Participants should note that they will not be required to show 3G entry documents upon arrival in the country.

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LASER World of Photonics is the leading international fair for the photonics industry. It is the premier meeting hub for members of the industry, such as suppliers and technicians. The fair provides a detailed overview of the industry. The Laser World also acts as the trade platform for over 1,300 exhibitors and over 33,000 visitors. In odd-numbered years, the fair takes place in Messe Munich, in Munich, Germany. 

Business Profile of the Event

Laser World is a fair that attracts professionals from many branches. Such include manufacturers of components and systems such as Electro-optics. Attendees also include application technicians, research, and development specialists and C-level executives. Many important decision-makers and procurement specialist likewise visit the fair. One of the notable companies to attend is Active Fiber Systems GmbH. 

What Was New for Laser World of Photonics 2022?

The event included the second edition of the Innovation Award. Nominees could once again compete in 5 categories and the special first position. 

Incorporated into the support programme was also a novel Solution Centre at the Special show stand “Photons in Production”. Attendees could discuss various topics with the attending component demonstrators at the Centre. This allowed attendants to receive valuable advice on potential solutions. 

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The fair can help professionals in completing goals such as expanding their business. It can also provide them aid in networking, and broadening specialist knowledge. It can also help them in making important purchases and gaining recognition.

The supporting program of Laser World is one of diversity and comprehensiveness. It includes the International Congress on Photonics in Europe. The Congress is a combination of five scientific conferences. Its encompasses all aspects of optical technology. The supporting program also includes the Innovation Awards. During the ceremony, nominees will compete for receiving 1 of 6 Awards. These include prizes for 1 of 5 categories: 

  • Biophotonics & Medical Technology
  • Imaging / sensor technology, measuring and testing technology and optical measuring systems:
  • Lasers & laser systems for manufacturing:
  • Lasers & Optoelectronics / Lighting and Energy:
  • Optics / manufacturing technology for optics

It also includes a special 1-st place award. The Awards grant recognition to innovators with great contribution to the sector.

Similar is the Start-up Award. During the ceremony, nominees compete for 1 of 3 positions — the Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Gold winners receive prize funds and a start-up award. Silver winners earn an award and a tabletop at the next edition of the fair. And Bronze winners receive a start-up award. Another main event of interest is the International Laser Marketplace. It is a specialized  forum where decision-makers and investors gather for discussions. Another event of interest is the application-oriented application panels. These are discussion panels that focus on current areas of application. Such include:

  • Lasers, Optics, and Quantum Technology
  • Laser Materials Processing
  • Biophotonics, Medical Applications, Optical Metrology, and Imaging
  • Lasers, Optics, and Quantum Technology

The support program of the fair also includes the Special show "Photons in Production". At the Show, scientists will provide detailed insight into laser material processing trends. This includes topics such as:

  • Welding with laser radiation in the visible wavelength range
  • Production of battery cells and modules
  • Intelligent processes
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) in laser beam welding
  • Process control in ultra-short pulse machining
  • Real-time machine learning approaches for processing data
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Simulation-supported component design
  • Coaxial wire-based laser build-up welding

Another main event in the program is the guided tours. During the tours, leading experts from 2 of Germany's leading institutes provide information. The tours begin with a keynote speech. The sessions continue with a guided tour exploring a chosen topic. Topics include:

  • Process control in laser material processing
  • Laser applications for electromobility

The supporting program also includes the Venture Forum. During the Forum, start-ups can present themselves to international venture capitalists and investors. They also take part in a mentoring course and can network through 1-to-1 meetings.

Laser World is a fair that can provide help to professionals from several sectors. Such include manufacturers of components and systems such as Electro-optics. It can additionally provide help to application technicians and research and development specialists. C-level executives, as well as procurement specialists, should likewise visit the fair. So should suppliers, sellers, and distributors who work with acoustic optics and photoelectric tubes. Professionals operating or manufacturing optical systems or optomechanics should not overlook attending. Specialists working with software for laser and optics ought to visit as well. So should importers and retail agents. Media representatives, particularly those working for professional magazines, should consider visiting the fair. As should professionals working in industries related to material and image processing. Mechanical engineering, automotive and research & development experts should not overlook visiting. Neither should specialists who work in precision mechanics and electrical engineering /electronics /semiconductors. Likewise, professionals from the pharmacy, medical technology, and biotechnology industries should attend. As should manufacturers and QAs from the sensor technology and aerospace industries. 

Your Hotel Room in Munich

Invest in your business trip with hotel accommodation selected for your specific need. Travel 2 Fairs ltd works with you to send you hotels in Munich with an ideal location and price tag. This allows you to select the hotel offers that work best for you. Such as placing you near Messe Munich for a quicker commute. We have long worked with large groups, so you can query for parties of twenty people and more. The entire registration process takes up to a day, and you leave all details to us. Also, Travel 2 Fairs ltd assists with logistics as well. You can request a rent-a-car or an airport transfer in both directions, whether it is private or shared.


Laser World of Photonics is a biannual fair organized by Messe Munich GmbH for 4 days. Opening hours differ for the different attendee groups. Exhibitors can visit on all 4 days between 8 am and 7 pm. Visitors can attend between 9 am and 5 pm on all days except for the last. On the last day of the fair, the attending hours for visitors will be between 9 am and 4 pm. Press members can attend the event between 10 am and 4 pm on the first day. They can also visit between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm on the remaining 3 days. The fair takes place at Messe Munich, a premier event venue with a convenient location.

Messe Munich is accessible from different districts of the city. For instance, the messe is 50 minutes by bus from Munich’s international airport. Likewise, the venue is accessible from the central railway station by metro. By metro, the journey from the Hauptbahnhof to the site would take 25 minutes. Munich is a large metropolis in Germany that is easy to navigate. This is due to the well-organized public transport system. A transport system that comprises buses, trains, and taxis. This allows reaching all districts and the surrounding cities in safety and comfort. Travelling times when using public transport tend to be brief. For example, from the city centre to the Kunstareal district is 15 minutes by metro. Munich has a diverse range of accommodation and dining options. These include hotels, hostels, apartments, and guest houses. Dining options feature bistros, bars, clubs, restaurants, and diners. Recommended areas for staying include Kunstareal, Maxvorstadt, and Glockenbach.

Audience and Statistics

Laser World of Photonics is a high-profile event attended by around 35,500 attendees. For example, the 2019 edition included an impressive 1,325 exhibitors and 34,000 visitors. Over 82 countries sent trade delegates to the fair, including China, the USA, France, the UK, and Japan. It also included delegates from Canada, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Lithuania, and Russia. Many attendees likewise come from sovereign states, such as Italy and South Korea.  

Attendees present several industries. These include research and development, automotive, material processing, image processing, and precision mechanics. They also present the electrical engineering, electronics, and semiconductors sectors. Furthermore, many attendants represent the pharmacy, medical technology, chemistry, and biotechnology industries. Many visitors from the sensor technology and aerospace industries come to the fair. It also includes procurement and retail specialists.

Past Editions


Laser World of Photonics 2022 was held between 26.04.2022 and 29.04.2022. The edition, held at Messe Munich, signified the successful restart of the trade fair. It featured several highlights, including the debut of the World of Quantum. The participants greeted the new sub-event with great enthusiasm. The statistics confirmed the detail. 60% of the over 15,000 visitors attended the new area, and over 90% were eager to examine the location. Laser World of Photonics 2022 featured more than 900 exhibitors from 30 countries.


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