Industry Event for Future Markets in Optical Technologies

Optatec 2016 with Record-Breaking Visitor Numbers and More Internationalism

The Optatec international trade fair for optical technologies, components and systems held at the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre for the 13th time from 7 to 9 June 2016 closed as a great success for all involved parties! More expert visitors than ever before, a further increase in the percentage of participating foreign exhibitors, renewed significant growth in the number of expert visitors from outside of Germany and, last but not least, numerous world and European premieres amongst the exhibited products and services – these are the outstanding facts and figures associated with the recent Optatec which takes place once every two years.

Optatec – Pole Position in Optical Technologies

And thus the technical event which was shortened from four to three days after its 2014 edition is firming up its pole position in the fields of optical components, optomechanics/optoelectronics, fibre-optics/light guides, laser components and coating technologies which are clearly focussed on optical technologies components and systems. With exactly 570 exhibitors from 31 countries (including 251 from Germany) and their highly specific range of services, Optatec presents global offerings for products, stand-alone and system solutions, and applications from the broad-ranging field of optical technologies as a unique industry event.

56% of the Exhibitors and 32% of the Expert Visitors from Outside of Germany

5607 expert visitors from 55 countries were inspired and convinced by this year’s event, which amounts to 7% growth with regard to visitor numbers and a 5% increase (from 27% to 32%) with regard to the participation of experts from outside of Germany. Increasing nationalism was also apparent amongst the exhibitors. With a nearly identical number of exhibiting companies, the manufacturers and distributors of optical technologies etc. came from 31 countries this year, as mentioned above, whereas in 2014 they journeyed to Stuttgart from 27 countries. And thus the proportion of foreign exhibitors was increased to 56% which underscores the great importance of Optatec as a leading trade fair for optical technologies and their diverse range of applications.

High Levels of Acceptance and Satisfaction amongst Exhibitors and Collaboration Partners

Beyond this, the exhibitor forum which has accompanied Optatec right from the very start is also able to announce a great success: the information and presentation platform which takes place concurrent to the trade fair counted 1388 expert visitors during the course of the 3-day event, which is nearly a 30% increase as compared with the exhibitor forum at Optatec 2014! Optatec’s collaboration partners are reporting similar news of success for their supplementary events too, as are above all the exhibitors who have not only expressed great satisfaction, but have also announced that they will participate again at the next Optatec international trade fair for optical technologies, components and systems at the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre from the 15th through the 17th of May, 2018.