The Chief Editors of two of the industry’s leading trade publications will present an interactive applications-orientated overview of worldwide laser markets, enabling participants to update themselves on the latest market and technical trends in laser technology.
We are also delighted that Arnold Mayer from Optech Consulting has been able to join us. Arnold led the team from Optech Consulting which completed a thorough analysis on photonics strengths, country by country, on behalf of the German Federation and subsequently Photonics 21.
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HAVE YOUR SAY
Participants will have the unique opportunity to challenge the Editors to answer questions and discuss all aspects of the industry from market information, technologies in demand and high-growth opportunities. This discussion forum provides you with a brilliant chance to challenge the Editors further on the market information presented earlier, to find out how to get your information published in the industry trade magazines, or raise other thoughts and questions on your mind!
The market information and analysis to be presented at this event is derived from the Laser Focus World Annual Review presented at Photonics West.
10.00 REGISTRATION, COFFEE & EXHIBITION
10.30 INTRODUCTION & HOUSEKEEPING
Glenn Barrowman, Project Manager of The West Midlands ICT Hub
Alastair Wilson, Director of the UK Photonics Knowledge Transfer Network
10.50 REVIEW OF THE GLOBAL LASER MARKETS
Stephen Anderson, Editor-in-Chief & Associate Publisher, Laser Focus World
Global laser markets are reviewed by laser type and by application in this presentation, which is based on the information presented during Photonics West (San Jose, CA)
11.20 WORLD MARKETS FOR INDUSTRIAL LASERS & APPLICATIONS
David Belforte, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, Industrial Laser Solutions
World markets for industrial lasers and applications are reviewed in detail in this presentation by one of the industry’s leading experts. From metal cutting to marking, a quantitative look at the markets by geography and application provides a complete picture of the industrial laser business.
11.50 ECONOMIC IMPACT OF PHOTONICS IN EUROPE
Arnold Mayer, Optech Consulting
12.20 LUNCH, EXHIBITION & TOUR OF PHOTONICS CLUSTER (UK) ON-SITE LABORATORIES
Delegates are invited to visit the mini exhibition comprising laser and photonics experts through to providers of business services to the photonics industry: legal; finance; IP experts together with Aston University and UK Photonics KTN partners.
13.45 INDUSTRY TOPICAL DEBATE
Use of Fibre lasers in marking applications.. The case will be provided by Jack Gabzdyl, SPI Lasers .. with alternative views from Stuart Wood, Coherent.
14.15 SPEAKER PANEL FORUM – YOUR CHANCE TO PUT YOUR VIEWS TO THE EDITORS AND CHALLENGE THE INVITED PANEL
Chaired by Dr.Martyn Knowles of Oxford Lasers & Committee Member of AILU
15.15 CLOSE & INFORMAL NETWORKING
Thank you and round up provided by Alistair Wilson, Director of the Photonics Knowledge Transfer Network