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18/10 SUCCESS!!! Photonex exhibition with Combined Vacuum Expo achieved a 17% increase in visitors.

Photonex is the UK’s showcase event dedicated to photonics: 30% more stands this year and even more free meetings to attend!

PHOTONEX is the UK’s largest exhibition that brings together industry and research to source the latest components, instruments and equipment, to develop business relationships and to research solutions and examine applications for photonics and technology for manufacturing.

Based at Ricoh Arena in Coventry, every year, the event provides unrivalled opportunity to meet with suppliers across the spectrum of photonics: The Technology of Light.

Photonics finds ever more uses in research, industry and the consumer environment. Photonics technologies are of increasing importance to scientific research and for industry. Its use is growing by the day as is the Photonex exhibition.

Travelling by train? To make your visit convenient and easy we have laid on a courtesy coach from Coventry Station.

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EPIC joins exhibition

EPIC Supports Photonex 2013

EPIC (European Photonics Industries Consortium) is supporting Photonex.

Visitors attend EU Funding Meeting - more>

Visit the EPIC Pavilion on Stand F20

Exhibitors: Attend Special Breakfast event - more>

Nano and Bio-Imaging - latest developments in biophotonics meeting is announced

Researchers are continually looking for better ways to analyse complex processes and photonics underpins many of the most promising approaches for medical diagnosis, drug development & other clinical and life science applications.

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EPIC Supports Photonex 2013

Satellite Applications Catapult supports exhibition is co-sponsor of Space Applications meeting

Satellite Applications Catapult has assisted in the building of the Space Applications meeting with additional involvement in building a pavilion of companies with interesting space related technologies for exploitation in space related applications..

Live Stream of meeting to EDGE UK, Oakdale, Caerphilly - more>

Have a look at 2012 pictures and see what it is like:

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Optical Metrology

Optical techniques are increasingly being used to perform high accuracy measurements in aerospace, automotive and precision manufacturing. One factor is the industry need for higher quality and increased production monitoring, the other is technological developments in optical sources, detectors, computing power and electronics.

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High Power Diode Lasers & Systems

This event is the fifth to be held at PHOTONEX. Presented will be outstanding work from industry, research institutes and universities, with contributions from the EU FP7 BRIDLE consortium.

23 papers, 11 speakers, 12 poster papers - if you are interested in the development of lasers technology then this meeting is for you!

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Vision UK

With the switch of Vision in Stuttgart from annual to biennial, Vision UK becomes the key 2013 event for vision and imaging technologies.
  • Industrial imaging, machine vision and factory automation
  • Scientific imaging

Includes "Vision in Action" seminar programme by the UVIVA - learn more>

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Comments on Photonex:

"Best Photonex ever! Great venue, well organized, excellent pre-show marketing by Laurence as usual, lots of high quality visitors, all combined to make this a really worthwhile show. Photonic Solutions is delighted to have taken part and is looking forward to Photonex 2013".

John O’Connor, Photonic Solutions - Sales & Marketing Director

'We love exhibiting at Photonex as it offers us a great platform to share our latest product developments and to talk in person with both existing as well as potential customers'.

Nick Barnett, Ocean Optics - Sales Manager

'We have been exhibiting at Photonex for many years and see it as the UK's premier photonics show. It is a great opportunity to speak to existing and potential customers under one roof and for us to show them the very latest in imaging and infrared detection products. At the 2013 show we will feature cameras and detectors for industrial, scientific and research applications'.

Ian Alderton, Alrad Instruments - Sales Director

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