Opening Ceremony of LASER World of PHOTONICS trade fair and congress - Light Solutions for the Society Challenges of our World - International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015)

Jun 22.

The Opening Ceremony of LASER World of PHOTONICS trade fair and congress will be comprised by the event "Light Solutions for the Society Challenges of our World" at the International Congress Center Munich on 22 June 9 am.

Programme:

- Words of Welcome
Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer - Deputy CEO, Messe München International

- Welcome Address
Dr. Flavia Schlegel - Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO

- International Year of Light- The European Perspective
Wolfgang Boch - Head of the Photonics Unit of the European Commission

- International Year of Light – The American Perspective
Dr. Lawrence S. Goldberg - Senior Engineering Advisor in the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems, Directorate for Engineering, at the National Science Foundation

- International Year of Light – The African Perspective
Dr. Yanne K. Chembo - ERC Starting Grand Laureate, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) Paris, African Physical Society

- Prof. John Dudley - Chairman of the International Year of Light Steering Committee (moderator)

The event will be attended by Ministers and/or Science and Economic Attachés from selected member states of UNESCO, Nobel Price Laureates and scientific dignitaries that are keynote and plenary speakers at World of Photonics Congress (Theodor Hänsch, Serge Haroche, Frederico Capasso, Stefan Hell, Eric Betzig), CEOs from exhibiting companies at the LASER World of Photonics Trade Fair, Presidents and CEOs of relevant associations and CEOs and Presidents of IYL 2015 Founding Partners / Patron Sponsors.

Date
June 22, 20152015-06-22T02:30:00
Location
Munich, Germany