Sunday, February 15, 2009

Photonics West 2010

For those of you considering exhibiting at Photonics West next year at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, here is some information from this year's show:

  • There will be ~130,000 sq ft more exhibit space. SPIE will not have any growth restrictions on space, nor restrictions on the number of companies that can be part of the Florida Cluster grouping. So there should be plenty of room for more companies to join the Florida Cluster grouping. Info should be on the web soon.
  • Early Bird Contract deadline is 12 March 2009. If you want to be located in the Florida Cluster grouping, just indicate this on your contract. And add any conditions such as corner, option to see location than if you go with your priority points rather than cluster, etc. If you didn't get a contract document, contact Al Ragan at SPIE (, 360/676-3290)
  • At this year's show, attendance was nearly 1,000 greater than last year: 4500 technical attendees, 7900 exhibit-only attendees, 5150 exhibit reps; total of 17,550
  • "Hot Topics" identified by SPIE at the Exhibitor breakfast on the last day of the show: OCT; Multi-photon spectroscopy; Ultrasound; fiber lasers; Hi-power diode lasers; Solic-state lasers; LEDs, particularly for lighting; Silicon photonics

Please send me an email indicating your interest in being part of the Florida Cluster grouping if you choose this option.

Hope to see you at PW 2010, and perhaps at SPIE's DSS meeting in Orlando in April.

Jim Pearson

FPC Executive Director

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