Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Industry leaders to speak at Laser Marketplace Seminar

A host of industry leaders will help us celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar on Monday, February 4, during SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco. The keynote speaker is Valentin Gapontsev, chairman and CEO of IPG Photonics, who will discuss developments in and opportunities for the fastest growing laser segment--fiber lasers.

There will also be great talks on market and technology trends by leaders such as Eric Swanson from OCT News on developments in optical coherence tomography, consultant Bo Gu on laser markets in China, RĂ¼diger Paschotta from RP Photonics on optical components for ultrafast lasers, and Parviz Tayebati from TeraDiode on high-brightness, direct diode lasers. In addition, Petros Kotidis from Block Engineering will talk about opportunities for quantum cascade lasers and Wilhelm Kaenders from Toptica will describe emerging applications for supercontinuum lasers.

To provide data and forecasts about sales of lasers, Allen Nogee, senior analyst at Strategies Unlimited, and David Belforte, editor in chief of Industrial Laser Solutions, will provide in-depth analyses of global laser markets.

The audience will also learn about recent trends in mergers and acquisitions from Robert Mandra at RSM Advisors, and hear about a rapidly developing model for taking advantage of IP and techology innovations from Jason Eichenholz at Open Photonics.

The continuous turmoil and uncertainty in the world economy has made many photonics companies cautious, even as some have done very well in specific product areas. As a result, the insights and networking you'll find at the Seminar should be of great interest--I hope to see you there.

For the Full Agenda and to register, please click HERE.

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