The Most Important Players will Meet at Optatec 2020 in Frankfurt

The 15th Optatec international trade fair for optical technologies, components and systems will once again be a coveted and much anticipated meeting place for the optics industry from the 17th through the 19th of November, 2020. Already today, expert visitors can gather information concerning new products and establish contact with exhibitors via Optatec-Virtual.


Frickenhausen, 15 July 2020 – The Optatec international trade fair for optical technologies, components and systems has been officially launched on its new digital trade fair platform, namely Optatec-Virtual. After the originally planned trade fair dates in May 2020 had to be postponed due to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, trade fair promoters P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG have set up a virtual meeting place for suppliers and users from the optical industry in the form of a digital marketplace, and is now getting ready for the new trade fair dates from the 17th through the 19th of November in Frankfurt.


Live Presentations and Individual RFQs

Exhibitors represented at the 15th Optatec are showcasing their trade fair highlights and product innovations for 2020 including optical components, optomechanics, optoelectronics, fibre-optics, light guides, laser components and production systems at Optatec-Virtual in attractive, ideally structured digital showrooms. Already today, expert visitors can select any desired information concerning entries included in the trade fair’s nomenclature in an optimum fashion with the help of the thematically focused search engine, or collect relevant, targeted matches for their business by entering keywords. The hit list is functional and makes it possible for visitors to send individualised problem-solving requests to the exhibitors included in the well-matched search results, in order to mutually develop any required special solutions. And thus news concerning world premieres, product innovations and services presented at the 15th Optatec are at the forefront in the digital pole position at Optatec-Virtual – structured in an ideal manner. To the digital marketplace:


Expert Visitors Look Forward to Optatec’s Usual World-Class Quality

Optatec, which takes place once every two years, is the traditional trade fair meeting place for the most important players in the optics industry. 540 exhibitors from 32 countries and 5803 expert visitors from 45 nations came to Frankfurt in 2018. Optatec is an indispensable industry event for many companies. There’s no other trade fair where the most important players from the optics industry come together in such a concentrated fashion. Expert visitors are able to gain an impression of worldwide offerings for products, as well as stand-alone and system solutions and applications from the field of optical technologies. These include optical components, materials, coatings, optomechanical components and elements, fibre optics, optical waveguides, laser components, photonics, systems for additive manufacturing, industrial image processing and optical metrology.

Sustainability as well as climate and environmental protection are currently significant too within the scope of Optatec, because optics and photonics make a considerable contribution to a better understanding of our planet’s fundamental physical processes. Optical materials are important drivers for research, development and production of new climate-friendly technologies. And thus optics and optical materials play a key role in power generation, energy storage and the active reduction of emissions.


Optatec as a Market Pioneer in the Field of Optical Technologies

Expert visitors are provided with solutions for their tasks, gain new know-how and establish new business contacts. As a global knowledge platform, Optatec offers a world-class supplementary programme. The exhibitor forum addresses the industry sector’s current issues which are dealt with in expert presentations. Visitors will also be able to attend a SPECTARIS workshop covering DIN ISO 10110, in order to explore the current status and planned amendments for the creation of drawings of optical elements and systems. In this way, Optatec will bridge the gap between scientific findings, new technologies and practical applicability. Young talent from the industry sector should also save the trade fair dates: they’re provided with insights into research at the Technology Park which is organised jointly by the universities. A job board powered by OptecNet Deutschland e.V. offers an overview of the industry’s market situation, which continues it’s positive development – because after all, advancing automation and digitalisation are based on modern optical technologies in all industry sectors.