International Optatec in Frankfurt

The Optatec international trade fair for optical technologies, components and systems will once again present itself as an outstanding industry meeting place. The 15th Optatec will take place from 12 to 14 May 2020 in Frankfurt, where it will be held for the first time in hall 3.1 – flooded with light and column-free with an advantageous layout for exhibitors and expert visitors.

The 15th Optatec is building upon the positive mood which prevailed in 2018 and is demonstrating further increases in internationalism. Roughly four months before the trade fair opens, the promoters have announced that more than 50% of the exhibitors will come from outside of Germany. Optatec 2018 was promoted successfully with 540 exhibitors from 32 nations and 5803 visitors from 45 countries. High levels of exhibitor internationalism will once again attract many interested expert visitors to Frankfurt in 2020, who will be able to gather information during the 3-day event about worldwide offerings for products, stand-alone and system solutions, as well as applications from the broad-based field of optical technologies. There’s no comparable event anywhere in the world with regard to orientation and internationalism.


Market Opener and Knowledge Platform

Optatec is a global community and business platform for optical technologies. Expert visitors benefit from it as a market opener and problem-solving companion. Optatec is also a significant knowledge platform which generates suitable opportunities for transferring know-how and establishing new contacts with its world-class supplementary programme – for example at the exhibitor forum which offers interesting expert presentations dealing with issues relevant to the industry sector. Visitors will also be able to attend a SPECTARIS workshop dealing with DIN ISO 10110 in 2020, in order to find out about the current status and planned amendments for the creation of drawings for optical elements and systems.


Technology Park Offers Insights into Research

Young talent from the industry sector should definitely save the trade fair dates: the technology park, established by an association of universities and presented within the framework of Optatec, provides young people interested in technology with insights into research. A job board powered by Optence e.V. offers an overview of the industry’s market situation, which continues it’s positive development because advancing automation and digitalisation is based on modern optical technologies in all industry sectors. A pupils’ day has also been planned which is intended to arouse interest in optical technologies.


Unique Offerings in the Field of Optical Technologies

Optatec takes place once every two years. Attention is focused on the issues of optical components, materials, coatings, optomechanical components and elements, fibre optics, laser components and photonics, as well as systems for additive manufacturing, industrial image processing and optical metrology. Optatec is an exclusive world-class platform for technology transfer and the exchange of knowledge. It bridges the gap between scientific findings, new technologies and practical applicability. As a result, investment decisions can be made in a more targeted manner. Successful contract awards underscore the benefits of this trade fair for exhibitors and visitors alike.