EPIC AGM – Annual General Assembly

9-10 April 2015
28 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris, France


Thursday 9 April 2015 – EPIC AGM – Annual General Assembly

11:00 EPIC Board of Directors Meeting (board members only)
12:00 Set-up ‘exhibition area’
13:00 Registration and Networking Coffee
13:30 Welcome by Drew Nelson, President, EPIC
13:45 Highlights of the Activity Report 2014
14:00 The Association
14:30 Community and Membership Value

15:10 “Draft Priorities for the WP2016-17” by Ronan Burgess, Deputy Head of Photonics Unit, European Commission
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Marketing

  • Presentation of exhibitions
  • Pavilions
  • Marketing Opportunities
  • Photon Transfer, Ernesto Barrera
  • Photonics Market Place, Gilles Le Boudec
  • Technology/Market Reports, Pars Mukish, Yole
16:30 “Biophotonics Opportunities for EPIC Members” by Juergen Popp, Director, IPHT
16:55 “Keynote” by Jakob D. Skov, CEO, NKT Photonics
17:20 “Keynote” by Indro Mukerjee, Chairman, FlexEnable
17:45 Presentation of the EPIC Phoenix Award 2015
17:55 Announcement of EPIC AGM 2016 in Geneva, hosted by SwissPhotonics
18:00 Reception
18:45 Dinner

The following companies will display a roll-up banner in the networking area (free for members): AMO, AMS, Avantes, Cobolt, Coherent, Delta Optical Thin Film, Edmund Optics, EVG, Fraunhofer HHI, Imagine Optic, IOP, JePPIX, Keopsys, MW Technologies, Nanosystec, Oplatek, Photon Transfer, PI miCos, Plasma-Therm, Powerlase, SAES, XiO, Yelo…

Friday 10 April 2015 – EPIC Member Presentations

08:30 Welcome Coffee in ‘exhibition area’
3 parallel sessions

45 EPIC member presentations on their technologies, future developments, requirements (5 minutes each). Download Schedule

10:30 Coffee Break and Networking in ‘exhibition area’
12:30 Networking Lunch in ‘exhibition area’
14:30 End

Participation and Fee

To help us cover part of the cost of organizing the event, we ask each attendee to kindly contribute 150 EUR + VAT. 100 participants have registered, of which halve are executive level. A great networking opportunity!

Spouse Program

We encourage you to extend your trip for a week-end in Paris, a spouse program of Paris visit in Citroën 2CV is organized during the event, and partners are welcome to join the evening dinner at no cost. 10 spouses have registered so far.


EPIC is not recommending a particular hotel because prices change too often. But the venue is centrally located (20 minutes walk from the Tour Eiffel) and several public transport connections. Link to Google map – If you require assistance please do not hesitate to contact Martine Keim-Paray