Laser 2007 focuses on 'light at work'

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Laser 2007, World of Photonics, takes place from 18-21 June in Munich. It will highlight the latest trends in photonics, the newest developments for this key technology and the way it is being employed in industry. The theme this year is ‘light at work’, which will bring together products and applications from around the world. Two years ago, the event attracted more than 1,000 exhibitors and more than 23,000 attendees.

The show is divided into technology and application sections. For technology, areas include: lasers and optronics; optics; manufacturing technology for optics; sensor technology; measurement and testing technology. For applications, areas include: manufacturing; optical metrology; optical information technology; medical device technology and biotechnology; imaging; and lighting.

In addition to the main exhibition, there is a full programme of accompanying events, including forums, special shows, topical days and panel discussions. There are also nine seminar sessions, in which industry specialists will discuss the experience they have gained with the latest laser technologies and will be answering discussion questions in the plenary session. Seminar participants will gain expert, first-hand practical knowledge that they can apply directly within their own companies.

Online registration

Visitors can register online at to take advantage of pre-registration. You will receive an email voucher, which can be printed out and exchanged at the trade show for an admission ticket.

The ticket voucher also gives you free use of all Munich’s public transport system to the exhibition centre on show days. Pre-registration also ensures you will receive full details of Laser 2007, including the programme of accompanying events, before you go.

Tickets cost EUR 31 for one day, EUR 55 for two days, and EUR 70 for the duration of the trade fair. The price includes a copy of the official catalogue.

Explore Munich

No visit to Munich would be complete without a trip to one of the city’s celebrated Bierkellers. There are plenty of recommended venues, including: Hofbrauhaus (behind the town hall); Augustine Keller (in the middle of the pedestrianised Neuhauserstrasse); Rathauskeller (underneath the town hall); Donisl (alongside the town hall); Zum Spatenhaus (opposite the Opera House); and Durnbräu (in Durnbräugasse, a few minutes from the town hall).