Photonex 2014: Technology of Light Preview

Category: Events & Expos

Photonex 2014

Following on from successful roadshows in Scotland and Cambridge, Photonex 2014 at Coventry Ricoh Arena is nearly at hand.

The largest showcase event for photonics and light technologies is nearly here and that means lots of new businesses to see, interesting displays and demos to attend and a fistful of amazing new contacts to make.


Because they are the largest photonics and light technology showcase in the nation, they have a raft of top sponsors and the brightest in the business on hand. Whether you want to just check out the field, meet, learn about the latest developments in the industry or just make great contacts, Photonex 2014 is the place to do it.

Exhibitors Galore 

Because of their pre-eminent place in the field, Photonex 2014 has been able to attract the best and brightest exhibitors to this year’s event.

That gives you the opportunity to meet and talk with the best in the business – allowing you to discuss key innovations, what the future holds and to get to know the faces behind the biggest companies in the industry.

Acal BFi UK will have demonstrations of their solid state lasers from Ekspla and laser optics solutions from CVI Technical Optics, as well a wide array of laser safety products. Alongside, Alrad with be bringing both its imaging and photonics departments to the show. This means CCD and CMOS cameras on display, as well as a special peek at their high dynamic range InGaAs SWIR camera. Alongside, Alrad will also be bringing their Stingray series of high performance light lasers to the party, with a massive range of optical filters and components on display.

  • A wide range of exhibitors will display their latest components, cameras, fibre optics and anything else you care to shake a stick at
  • The best and brightest in the industry all in one place

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Forge Important Links and Relationships

As well as inspecting the best that these exhibitors have to offer, you could also find your career receiving an unexpected boost.

Advanced Technical Recruitment, for example, are coming to Photonex 2014 to find the best for their clients. With a long history of recruiting for the optics, vacuum, laser and instrumentation industries, it could be a good idea to pay them a visit. ATR will have staff available to both candidates and clients, should you want to apply or find the best workers for your firm.

Organisations like EPIC and AFOP (French Association of Industry Optics and Photonics) also provide great opportunities to both better and expand your business. For example, EPIC is the industry association that helps businesses in the field of photonics organise technical workshops, coordinate EU funding proposals and training activities. With their years of experience, they have a wealth of knowledge to impart if you are looking to improve your business but need help.

In terms of development, exhibitors such as AFOP provide an amazing opportunity to meet and form links with our European cousins. We never know where important business relationships will form, but Photonex 2014 will make it a heck of a lot easier.

  • As well as meeting the biggest and the best in the industry, your career or business could also benefit from attending Photonex 2014
  • Advanced Technical Recruitment, for example, enables you to either find a new job in the field or, if you are a business owner, look for great new candidates
  • Attendants like EPIC can also help your business expand its training and educational programme as well as develop EU funding proposals


Free, In-Depth Conference Programme 

As well as giving you the opportunity to meet and talk with the best from around the industry, Photonex 2014 also offers a comprehensive roster of free-to-attend seminars.

With 12 free seminars to attend, finding time for anything else might present a challenge!

The seminars run the gamut of bleeding-edge technologies and in-depth industry exploration. Optical Engineering and Design sits alongside Wednesday’s seminar on Nano and Bio Imaging. At the same time, you could attend talks on the Space Applications of photonic technology or simply take in the Photonics Tutorial talk in IP1 on Wednesday.

Whilst this is going on, the 5th UK Vacuum Symposium will also be underway, providing five talks, training and workshops.

  • 12 free seminars spread across the two days
  • Seminars cover different aspects of the industry, from tutorials to the applications of photonics in space
  • At the same time, the 5th UK Vacuum Symposium will take place and also offers free seminars

Whatever your role in the industry, Photonex 2014 offers the opportunity to meet the best and brightest. With firms showcasing their newest tech, looking for candidates and offering comprehensive, free seminars, there truly is something for everyone.