Industry Forum on Laser Processing at Laser World Munich

Posted Jun 25, 2019 by Laser World of Photonics

Laser World of Photonics 2019 - the largest international trade fair of the photonic industry and currently live in Munich, will be hosting the 14th Industry Forum of Laser Processing on 26th June. Chaired by renowned experts from the industry, the forum will discuss on latest trends in markets and applications of laser material processing. It is organized jointly by Optech Consulting and LASER World of PHOTONICS. The target groups are professionals and decision makers from across the laser industry as well as investors.

This year the forum presents itself with an extended program: In addition to lectures by world-leading experts, interviews and a panel discussion will take place for the first time. It focuses on for industrial lasers and their applications. In addition to the current developments on the global marketplace and major regional markets, the latest technology trends for lasers and their market impact will also be presented.

Interviews with Scott Keeney, Chief Executive Officer of nLIGHT Inc, and Prof. Falk Strascheg, Founding Partner, Extorel Private Equity Advisers, will promise interesting insights into their view of the laser market. The program will be rounded off by a panel discussion on the market and application potential of short- and ultra-short pulse lasers.


  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:00 – 16:30, Munich Trade Fair, Press Center West
  • Ticket: EUR 530.00 plus VAT 19% (EUR 630.70 incl. VAT)
  • Conference Chair: Arnold Mayer, Optech Consulting
  • Moderator (Interviews & Panel Discussions): Günther Braun


(10:30 – 11:00) AM

China Industrial Laser Market Update—Current State and Future Prospects

CHAIR: Dr. Qitao Lue (CTO, Han's Laser Technology Industry)

(11:00 – 11:30) AM

Overview of Laser Processing Market and Technology in Japan—Activities to Integrate Industrial and Scientific Laser Technology for Smart Manufacturing

CHAIR: Dr. Koji Yasui (Senior Chief Engineer Lasers, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation)

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Energy Efficiency of Laser Processes—Important Achievements and Future Prospects

CHAIR: Dr. Frank Baumann (Product Management High Power Laser, TRUMPF)

(13:00 – 13:25) PM

CEO Interview: Scott Keeney (nLIGHT Inc) in conversation with Günther Braun

(13:25 – 14:00) PM

Short and Ultrashort Pulsed Lasers—Technology and Market Trends—Executive panel moderated by Günther Braun

PARTICIPANTS: Dr. Martynas Barkauskas (CEO, Light Conversion), Dr. Qitao Lue (CTO, Han's Laser Technology Industry), Thomas Merk (Exec. VP & GM, Industrial Lasers & Systems, Coherent), Berthold Schmidt (MD, R&D, TRUMPF)

(14:00 – 14:25) PM

Current Realities and Future Expectations of Industrial Laser Applications and Markets in Turkey

CHAIR: Dr. Halef┼čan Sümen (Assc. Prof. Maltepe University, Editor-in-Chief of ST Automation Magazine, Turkey)

(15:00 – 15:25) PM

Interview: Private Equity in the Laser Industry—Prospects in a Changing Market Environment

Prof. Falk Strascheg (Founding Partner, Extorel Private Equity Advisers) in talk with Günther Braun

(15:25 – 15:50) PM

Laser Materials Processing in India—Applications in a Widening Range of Industries Drive the Market

CHAIR: Maulik Patel (International Business Development, SLTL India)

(15:50 – 16:15) PM

Update on the Global Market for Lasers and Systems in Materials Processing: Vigorous Growth, Will it Last?

CHAIR: Dr. Arnold Mayer (President, Optech Consulting)

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