Tom Hausken PhD, Senior Industry Advisor, and Kari Smith, Director of Exhibitor and Sponsorship Sales, will present a brief update of the optics and photonics market in 2017, expectations for 2018 and a perspective on the hot market opportunities in 2018 and beyond.
The Optical Society (OSA) and OIDA (OSA Industry Development Associates), to learn:
- OSA’s latest market data
- OSA’s vision for the photonics industry
Who Should Attend:
- Business owners, executives and staff of optics and photonics companies
- Academic and industry scientists and engineers in optics and photonics
- State, county and city officials and senior economic development organization executives
Founded in 1916, the Optical Society is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world renowned publications, meetings, and membership programs, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. Since 1916, OSA has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide to foster and promote technical and professional development.
OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA):
As a division of OSA and based in Washington, DC, OIDA serves and represents the optics and photonics community, with over 265 corporate members. It provides roadmap reports and market data for the industry, serves as the voice of industry to government and academia, acts as liaison with other trade associations worldwide, and provides a network for the exchange of ideas and information within the optics and photonics community.