EPIC Annual General Meeting 2018 | 15th Anniversary Celebration

18 – 20 April 2018
Grand Hyatt Berlin

Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2, 10785 Berlin, Germany

With the support of Berlin Partner

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Silver sponsor: USHIO

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Bronze sponsor: art photonics

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Bronze sponsor: NYFORS

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Bronze sponsor: CSEM

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EPIC AGM 2018 FEATURES

10+ Networking Breaks, 30+ Company Roll-Up Banners (free to members), Keynote Speakers, Technology Presentations & Discussions. 200+ Participants executive level (75% are CEO, CTO, Managing Director, Chairman, VP, Founder).

DETAILED PARTICIPANTS LIST

A description of each company will be shared in advance, including a picture and biography of every attendee. Probably the best photonics networking event!

MONDAY 16 APRIL 2018

Company visits and company presentations in Jena (optional)
09:00 Depart Hyatt Berlin Hotel
12:00-13:45 Fraunhofer IOF, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 7, 07745, Jena
14:00-15:55 Carl Zeiss Meditec, ZEISS Group, Goeschwitzerstrasse, 51-52, 07745 Jena
16:00-18:00 Jenoptik Optical Systems, Goeschwitzerstrasse 25, 07745 Jena
18:15 Dinner at Restaurant & Pizzeria Versilia, Wagnergasse 5, 07743 Jena
20:00 Return to Berlin

TUESDAY 17 APRIL 2018

Company visits and local company presentations (optional)
09:00 Depart Hyatt Berlin Hotel
09:15-12:45 Fraunhofer HHI (Heinrich Hertz Institute / Telecommunications) – Einsteinufer 37, 10587, Berlin
13:00-14:30 Laytec (Integrated metrology for advanced processes) – Seesener 10 – 13,10709, Berlin
15:00-17:15 Fraunhofer IZM (Reliability and Microintegration) – Gustav Meyer Allee 25, 13355, Berlin
18:00 Dinner at Ki-Nova, Potsdamer Strasse 2, Berlin

WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL 2018

Company visits and local company presentations (optional)
08:30 Depart Hyatt Berlin Hotel
09:15-11:45 AEMtec (Miniaturized electronics) – James Franck 10, 12489, Berlin
12:00-13:45 art photonics (Broad Spectra Optical Fiber Solutions)  – Rudower Chaussee 46, 12489, Berlin
14:00-18:00 First Sensor (Sensor systems) – Peter Behrens 15, 12459, Berlin
16:00-17:00 Berlin company presentations (this takes place at First Sensor, Peter Behrens 15, 12459, Berlin)
17:00-18:00 Singapore company presentations (this takes place at First Sensor, Peter Behrens 15, 12459, Berlin)
19:00 Dinner Lindenbräu am Potsdamer Platz in the Sony Center, Bellevuestrasse 3-5 10785 Berlin (walking distance from Grand Hyatt Berlin Hotel)
20:00-23:00 Early registration & Drinks at Jamboree Bar (located inside the Grand Hyatt Berlin Hotel)

THURSDAY 19 APRIL 2018

08:00 Welcome coffee and registration at Grand Hyatt Berlin Hotel (Grand Ballroom)
08:30 EPIC new members 5 min. company introductions:  PrimocelerFocuz, Class5OptomanPhotonicSysOxxiusOptics11VolpiGLOphotonics, Joanneum Research. Moderator: Dr. Ana Gonzalez, R&D Manager, EPIC.
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 12:00 EPIC new members 5 min. company introductions: HiLASESylexPhiXSynopsisLaserPoint, PowerPhotonic, Eclipse, WZW OpticsLEJ (Lighting & Electronics Jena) Moderator: Dr. Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC.
12:00 Registration / roll-up set-up and light lunch (outside the Grand Ballroom)
13:00 OPENING OF 15th EPIC AGM (START OF THE CORE OF THE EVENT)

  • Welcome by Benno Oderkerk, CEO, Avantes, President of EPIC
  • EPIC 2017 / 2018 overview
  • Finances overview

14:30 Networking break
15:15 Keynotes and Presentations

  • The Ultrafast Fiber Revolution, Basil Garabet, CEO, NKT Photonics
  • Lasers: key enablers of advanced semiconductor manufacturing, Hervé Besaucèle, CTO, LASSE
  • Improve quality of life through innovative solutions for Food Safety Applications, Athanasios Kokorakis, General Manager, Ocean Optics
  • Introduction guests from LUX Consortium Singapore

16:30 Networking Break
17:15 Keynotes and Presentations.

  • Imagination – Invention – Innovation: the case of astrophotonics for technology transfer, Martin Roth, Head of innoFSPEC, Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)
  • Cost-Effective Manufacturing of Precision Freeform Optics, Hannes Scheibe, Optical Systems Development, ZEISS
  • Industrial imaging optics in Europe, USA, and Asia – a brief review of today’s requirements and future challenges, Thomas Kessler, CEO, Schneider Kreuznach
  • Berlin Photonics & Start-up Scene
    • Gerrit Roessler, Clustermanager Optik & Photonik, Berlin Partner
    • Sven Otte, CEO, Sicoya

18:30 EPIC Reception at Grand Hyatt Berlin
19:30-23:00 EPIC 15th Anniversary Gala Dinner at Grand Hyatt Berlin

FRIDAY 20 April 2018

07:15-08:00 Walk/Run around Tiergarten (optional)
08:30 Welcome Coffee
09:00 Keynotes and Presentations

  • Clinical Needs in Photonics Technologies, Theo Ruers, Head Division Surgical Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute
  • Panel Discussion on Photonics technologies for medical applications

10:30 Networking Break
11:15 Interactive Panel Discussions

  • Lowering the cost of integrated photonics through advanced automated assembly and testing, Ignazio Piacentini, Director of Business Development, ficonTEC
  • Panel Discussion on Access to the Chinese Market
  • Panel Discussion on Access to Funding, Investment, M&A

12:25-12:30 Announcement EPIC AGM 11-12 April 2019 in Glasgow, hosted by Technology Scotland
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14.30 Walking visit of Berlin – Departure Grand Hyatt Berlin Hotel (optional)

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION (THIS EXCLUSIVE EVENT IS NOT PUBLIC, number of attendees limited per company. Make sure you are invited to attend before registering. Contact Carlos Lee).

Participation fee: 250 EUR (excluding VAT).

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HOTELS & TRAVEL

Venue

Grand Hyatt Berlin Hotel, Marlene Dietrich-Platz 2, 10785 Berlin.

Getting there

Centrally located and easy access from the airport. If you require assistance please contact Jasmine Vlietinck.

Accommodation

ONLY available for the night of 19 April : Grand Hyatt Berlin Hotel (Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2, 10785 Berlin). This is the hotel where the main event will be held. When booking,  enter dates, click on ‘Special Rate’ and select ‘Corporate Group Code’ to enter G-EPIC. 170/190 EUR single/double including breakfast, wireless, spa, pool, fitness…

For other nights (including 19 April) we recommend Motel One Berlin-Potsdamer Platz (Leipziger Platz 12, D-10117, Berlin) – a 10 min. walk from Grand Hyatt. To make a booking, email to: res.berlin-potsdamerplatz@motel-one.com and mention mention EPIC code. Bookings can only be confirmed if a credit card number with expiry date is provided. 118,5/143 EUR single/double including breakfast. Reserve latest 1 April.

For other nights you can also book Lulu Guldsmeden Hotel (Potsdamer Straße 67, 10785, Berlin) – a 12 min. walk from Grand Hyatt. To make a reservation, email to lulu@guldsmedenhotels.com and mention EPIC@LuLu code. 90/100 EUR 16-17 April / 18-19 April for superior double room (breakfast not included, breakfast – 18/36 EUR single / double occupancy per room per night). Reserve latest 1 April.

Should you encounter any problems during booking, please contact Jasmine Vlietinck.

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