The 8th edition of LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA 2019 held from 17 to 19 October 2019 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai, garnered a very positive response from both visitors and exhibitors. After catering to the North and South markets, the 2019 edition of LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA was back in Mumbai after six years to cater to the growing laser industry in the West market. Spread across 7,300 square meters, the three-day trade fair attracted 4,538 visitors who came with product and solution inquiries for diverse laser applications.
The 2019 edition showcased renowned market key players such as Trumpf, IPG Photonics, Coherent, SLTL, Suresh Indu Lasers and Wuhan Raycus and facilitated a platform for emerging companies to exhibit their innovations to focused visitors. The trade fair brought together qualified professionals from diverse sectors such as automotive, manufacturing, science and academia, medical, defense, diamond industry and machine tools.
Mr. Bhupinder Singh, CEO of Messe Muenchen India, commented on LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA: “The show has been a catalyst in accelerating applications of lasers in various sectors. This step is in alignment with the Make in India Campaign.”
Mr. Tarun Mendiratta, Director at IPG Photonics India also commented on the trade fair: “LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA provides a very good platform for us to connect with a vast number of customers as well as integrators. The seminars also provided opportunity to connect with R&D centers and academia, which is of substantial help for businesses.”
The trade fair also hosted a line-up of supporting programs that were successful in garnering great response from industry professionals, such as the CALM Conference 2019, the 3D manufacturing Summit as well as Additive Manufacturing Zone and Laser Live Zone.
In addition, the Buyer-Seller Forum was very well attended and appreciated by the buyers.
Mr. Aseem Singh Rawat, Scientific Officer at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), commented on the Buyer-Seller Forum: “The Buyer-Seller Forum is a good platform where we can interact with important sellers, clarify our doubts and find solutions. It is a well-organized platform provided by the organizers. It gives a broader view on the currently available technology and its applications.”
A focus on lasers
LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA brings together and connects the entire laser eco-system in one arena, which is why Laser Industry Association of India (LIAI) chose the trade fair for the formal announcement of its inception. The aim of this association is to promote laser and its applications in various industries and form an advocacy group for the laser and photonics industries.
Claudia Sixl, Exhibition Group Director of global LASER World of PHOTONICS cluster concluded: “After establishing a strong global footprint with LASER World of PHOTONICS, we are happy to see that we successfully adapted the global laser and photonics scenario to match the requirements of the Indian market.”
Laser World of Photonics 2020
The 2020 edition of LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA is scheduled in Bengaluru from 23 to 25 September.