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LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA, Asia’s largest trade fair for the photonics industry, has taken place in Shanghai every year since 2006. It presents the entire range of photonics in an international setting, tailored to the specific needs of the Chinese market.

Key facts about LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2021


m² of exhibition space


professional trade visitors


exhibitors from 18 countries

Exhibitor Information

Leading photonics exhibition in China

Since it was founded in 2006, LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA has become the leading photonics exhibition in China. The fair’s growing numbers year after year demonstrate the leading role of LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA as well as the market’s strong belief in this industry. LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA presents the full spectrum of the photonics industry – including components and manufacturing equipment.

Expert knowledge and industry know-how

Leading international experts pass on industry know-how at top level technical conferences such as the International Laser Processing and Systems Conference LPC .

Attractive synergies for visitors

Being co-located with productronica China and Vision China creates attracttive synergies and added value for visitors. It gives them an opportunity to gain insights into the latest technologies and applications in all electronics sectors.

Success story LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA

2017—sold out

The fair was sold out completely for the first time:

  • 929 exhibitors from 25 countries exhibited at the show in 2017, a 16% increase over the previous year.
  • Receiving 53,723 trade visitors, up 18% on 2016.
  • The biggest exhibition area ever got record-breaking 49,360 square meters.

2015—10th anniversary

For its 10th anniversary, LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA has held a big birthday ceremony to thank its loyal exhibitors and partners. A total of 715 companies from 20 countries exhibited on an exhibition area of 36,960 square meters. In the three days, 40,291 industry professionals visited the trade fair.

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2013—Number of exhibitors exceeds the 500 mark

539 exhibitors from 18 countries, 36,042 trade visitors: LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA is Asia’s leading laser, optics and photonics industry event and indicates the great importance of the Chinese photonics market.

2012—Number of visitors exceeds 30,000 for the first time

The number of professional visitors again exceeded expectation and reached 34,326, a 19 percent growth over the past year. Over 160 exhibitors joined in LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA for the first time and reaped excellent results.

2010—5th anniversary

LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA shows again strong growth figures for its anniversary event. It is on track to also become the leading laser and photonics show in the whole of Asia.

2006—LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA founded

Successful start for LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA: a total of 163 companies from 18 countries participated in the first trade show. It is co-located with the existing trade shows electronica China, productronica China and SEMICON China.

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