EPIC Executive Meeting on Industrial Lasers at Coherent

2-3 May 2019

Göttingen, Germany

Hosted at Coherent


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EPIC Executive Meeting on Industrial Lasers will focus on a discussion between suppliers and users the latest advances in laser-enabled high precision industrial manufacturing processes.

The broad range of applications will cover heavy manufacturing (profile cutting in sheet and plate metals, welding, drilling,…), light micromachining (profile cutting in plastics and wood, CVD diamond cutting, ceramic and glass micromachining, engraving, marking…), manufacturing of electronics (high quality wire stripping, IC repair, …), and more.

The technology capabilities of lasers manufacturers and their full value chain will be showcased and leveraged against the market driven demands. Different types of lasers will be presented by leading manufacturers: CO2 and CO, solid state, excimer lasers, diode and fiber lasers, short pulse, ion lasers, structured light lasers, tunable lasers,… as well as the components needed for the laser system assembly (ultrafast amplifiers, oscillators , beam shutters, …) and techniques such as beam guiding or focusing.


2 May 2019 Thursday

11:40 Optional bus transfer from Hotel Freizeit In to Coherent
12:00 – 13:00 Registration & Lunch @ Coherent
13:00 – 13:05 Welcoming words –  Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
13:05 – 13:15 Welcoming words – Jürgen Nordmeier-Müller, Director Operations, Coherent (GERMANY)
13:15 – 13:45 KEYNOTE: Lasers for the smart world – Ralph Delmdahl,  Product Marketing Manager, Coherent (GERMANY)
13:45 – 14:45 Session 1: Setting up the Scene
14:45 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:30 Session 2: Industrial Lasers in Macro applications
17:45 – 18:15 Bus transfer from Coherent to the Restaurant Augusta
18:30 – 22:30 Dinner @ Restaurant Augusta
22:45 Bus transfer from Restaurant Augusta to Hotel Freizeit In

3 May 2019 Friday

07:30 – 08:00 Check out of the hotel
08:00 Departure from Hotel Freizeit In to Coherent (meeting point: hotel lobby)
08:30 – 09:10 Morning coffee @ Coherent
09:10 – 09:15 Recap and introduction to the 2nd day by Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
09:15 – 10:45 Session 3: Industrial Lasers in Micro applications
10:45 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 Session 4: Industrial Lasers in Semicon and consumer electronics
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch @ Coherent
14:15 – 15:30 Company visit @ Coherent
15:45 End

Some speakers and topics confirmed: 

  • KEYNOTE: How micro and macro converge – industrial laser applications from a solution provider´s view – Joerg Jetter, CEO, 4JET Technologies (GERMANY)
  • KEYNOTE: TBA. – Niels Krauch, CTO, InnoLas Solutions (GERMANY)
  • KEYNOTE: TBA. – Gaetano Lo Guzzo, Director Laser Business Europe, Yamazaki Mazak (ITALY)
  • KEYNOTE: Hydrodynamic pumps and surface functionalization – challenges and perspectives – Tomas Kratky, Researcher, SIGMA Research and Development Institute (CZECH REPUBLIC)
  • Next generation of ultrafast fiber lase – Oliver Prochnow, CEO, VALO Innovations (GERMANY)
  • Ultra precision manufacturing of freeform metal mirrors – Benjamin Bulla, Managing Director, son-x (GERMANY)
  • Optical systems and beam delivery devices for laser processing – Tadas Lipinskas, CEO, OPTOGAMA (LITHUANIA)
  • Ultrafast lasers for 5G wireless applications – Yuxing  Zhao, Chairman, Suzhou Delphi Laser (CHINA)
  • TBA. – Claude Adrien Noel, President & CEO, CorActive High-Tech (CANADA)
  • Online laser beam monitoring for high power lasers – Oren Aharon, CTO, Duma Optronics (ISRAEL)
  • Shaping ultrafast lasers for microprocessing – Nicolas Laurenchet, Business Director, Cailabs (FRANCE)
  • Focus on latest advances in laser-enabled high precision industrial manufacturing processes – Jack Gabzdyl, VP Marketing and Business Development, SPI LASERS (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • Multibeam » programmable laser beam shaping: a new tool enabling high value-added laser microprocessing – Florent Thibault, VP Marketing & Sales, Qiova (FRANCE)
  • TBA. – Lars Penning, Managing Director, Next Scan Technology (THE NETHERLANDS)


The meeting will be held at Coherent (Hans-Böckler-Str. 12, 37079 Göttingen).
The meeting dinner will be held at the Restaurant Augusta (Am Wilhelmsplatz 3, 37073, Göttingen).


We highly recommend to book your accommodation at Hotel Freizeit In (Dransfelder Str. 3, 37079 Göttingen, Germany). Bookings can be made by reservierung@freizeit-in.de or +49 551 9001 200 until 13 March for 99 EUR incl. breakfast with the code EPIC. After this deadline accommodation can be booked  at the best available price. Transfers to / from Coherent will be organized from / to this hotel only.


Early bird ticket price for EPIC members and invited companies: 250 EUR (excluding VAT);  non-members: 450 EUR (excluding VAT) available until 20 April. After the deadline prices will be increased of 100 EUR.  By filling in the registration form below you agree your email to be used to keep you updated about the event. EPIC will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties (except emails). Attendance is limited to 1 person per company who received a personal invitation, executive level only

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EPIC Events Manager Neringa Norbutaite: neringa.norbutaite@epic-assoc.com, +370 624 389 91