Optatec: Optics Industry to Meet in Fall 2022

The most important players from the optics industry will come together at the next Optatec international trade fair for optical technologies, components and systems at the usual trade fair venue in Frankfurt from the 27th through the 29th of September, 2022. In the meantime, Optatec-Virtual has established itself as a digital marketplace.

The next on-site presentation of the Optatec international trade fair for optical technologies, components and systems will be held from the 27th through the 29th of September, 2022. The trade fair promoter has postponed the originally planned dates in May to the fall season. “Common sense, as well as consideration for our exhibitors and expert visitors, demand that we abandon the originally planned spring dates and reschedule Optatec 2022 for the autumn”, says Bettina Schall, managing director of P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG. Exhibitors and trade fair promoters alike were surprised and irritated that the Laser World of Photonics trade fair in Munich was postponed from its previously planned dates at the end of June 2021 to the end of April 2022 – immediately prior to Optatec’s time slot in mid-May. “For us as trade fair promoters, the concerns of our exhibitors and expert visitors are the most important and decisive factor, which is why we’ve responded to numerous requests from exhibitors and have decided to move Optatec 2022 into the fall in consultation with the Optatec trade fair advisory board, and we consider this decision both sensible and appropriate”, observes Bettina Schall.

Optatec is an internationally recognised and traditionally coveted industry meet which takes place once every two years. In the years following 2022, the trade fair will return to its originally scheduled time slot in mid-May. For many companies, Optatec is the essential industry meet in Germany and Europe, where it’s also deemed the leading trade fair in its field. There’s no other trade fair where the most important players from the optics industry come together at a single location. Expert visitors are able to gain a comprehensive impression of worldwide offerings for products, stand-alone and system solutions, as well as applications from the field of optical technologies including optical components, optomechanics, optoelectronics, fibre-optics, fibre-optic cables, laser components and manufacturing systems.

In the meantime, Optatec-Virtual has established itself as a digital trade fair platform. Suppliers and users from the optics industry meet at the digital marketplace where exhibitors present their highlights and product innovations in digital showrooms. With the help of the thematically focused search engine, users can select any desired information concerning entries included in the trade fair’s nomenclature or collect relevant matches for their business in a targeted manner by entering keywords. The hit list is functional – visitors can send individualised problem-solving RFQs to the exhibitors included in the well-matched search results, in order to mutually develop special solutions.