February 18, 2014

Indian photonics industry’s flagship gathering taps into India’s south

LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA 2014 will be staged in Bangalore

LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA 2014 will be staged in Bangalore

February 2014. This year, LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA, India’s only industry gathering for optical technologies, is being held in Bangalore from 23 to 25 September. The region in India’s south is one of the country’s industrial strongholds. Messe München is thus offering participants a platform in the heavily manufacturing-focused southern Indian state of Karnataka. Uniquely, this year’s event, staged in Mumbai in 2013, will be held at the modern trade fair site of the Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC) in parallel with the electronics trade fairs electronica India and productronica India.

At LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA practitioners from the most diverse sectors will experience how laser technology and optical techniques are developed and applied.

118 companies from 15 countries exhibited at the previous event LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA 2013. There were 3,644 visitors from industrial sectors such as the automotive industry, toolmaking telecommunications, medicine, the diamond industry and research establishments. Even more visitors from producing industries are anticipated in 2014 as a result of the joint event by the three technology trade fairs.

Bhupinder Singh, Deputy CEO of MMI India says: “MMI India and the Exhibitor Advisory Board jointly decided on a one-off basis to relocate the 2014 event venue to the heart of this southern Indian manufacturing region. The diverse industrial sectors in the south that stand to achieve significant technological progress through the use of laser technology will reap a rich dividend from LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA. The trade fair for laser and optical technologies is being staged in Bangalore, the state capital of Karnataka, in tandem with the established trade fairs electronica India and productronica India (also from the MMI India stable). The joint event creates significant synergies for visitors to the trade fair and we are offering an attractive diary date for all. ”

Photonics global growth market – Laser as a tool also in India on the increase

Photonics is the use of light as a tool that can be used in numerous manufacturing applications. Lasers harness the attributes of light, such as ultrashort pulses, accuracy, speed or its contactless, non-wearing mode of action. Technologies such as laser technology, optical measurement technology or imaging are used in modern manufacturing; for example lasers machine different materials or imaging and measuring techniques are used for optical process monitoring.

The photonics industry in India is an important industry of the future. It should pave the way for the progress and growth of industrial applications. Light as a tool is an enormous global growth market.

Optical technologies nowadays indispensable in modern user sectors

Center stage at the trade fair are the many and varied applications: optical information and communication technology is used in IT, laser material machining and measuring technology are important for the automotive and aerospace industries and the tool making/machine tool industry. But laser-based manufacturing techniques are also employed in the electronics industry for making solar modules. Biophotonics is used in biotechnology and medical technology. The textile industry can use laser to cut and engrave fabrics. Besides this, Lasers are also used to cut diamonds. Ninety-two percent of the diamond pieces of the world are cut in Surat, Gujarat state in India.

Event venue in Indian industrial stronghold

With its potent industry platform LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA, MMI India is supporting the southern Indian region’s strategy of harnessing this modern technology for production purposes. The trade fair in Bangalore taps into the state of Karnataka with its more than 61 million inhabitants and, further afield, cluster regions for application and research, such as, Chennai or Cochin. The heavily industrialized region leads the nation in fields, such as, precision tool manufacturing or software exports and is the world’s fourth largest technology cluster after Silicon Valley, Boston and London. A large proportion of optical fibre communication also links some of the best IT companies in India, making optical-fibre a topic of interest for all of these.

Academic stronghold in southern India is meeting place for photonics researchers

In addition to practitioners from industry LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA is also a meeting place for optics and laser technology researchers and developers at the accompanying conferences. Here too the Bangalore venue is an advantage. The state of Karnataka and the south of India are preeminent in optics and laser research and development. The region boasts a wealth of universities, engineering schools and polytechnic universities. By way of example, we can mention prestigious establishments such as the Raman Research Institute in Bangalore, the International School of Photonics at Cochin University of Technology, the Department of Opto-electronics, University of Kerala, or the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai.

Messe München collaborates closely with the Indian industry associations Optical Society of India (OSI) and Indian Laser Association (ILA) as well as the international association Optical Society (OSA). Messe München’s many years of experience in the photonics arena also benefit the entire supporting program. Last year the world’s leading trade fair LASER World of PHOTONICS celebrated its 40th year of existence in Munich and can call on a robust, worldwide industry network that will also prove advantageous for practitioners and exhibitors alike at the new event venue.

Media Contact at Messe München International India:

Anish Gangar

Sr. Manager Marketing Communications