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08–09 March

The #next.photonics_forum entitled "Winning the future - Europe's age of light" will be held on 8th and 9th March 2018 in the Museum of Fine Arts/Musées Royaux des Beaux Arts and the Bluepoint Conference Centre in Brussels.The annual event continues the further strategy development of the Photonics Public Private Partnership in preparation of the new EU framework programme. On the second event day the European photonics community will launch the strategy process for a new photonics multiannual roadmap for the next 10 years. As inspiration for this strategy process the symposium on the first day will cover some high level ignite talks providing a global view on Digitisation and Internet of Things as well as latest developments in Industry 4.0 and Virtual and Augmented Reality.

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Workshop Sessions

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Event Locations

The symposium and networking dinner on 8th March 2018 will be held in the Museum of Fine Arts:

Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Rue de la Régence 3, 1000 Brussels

How to get to the museum:

The workshops sessions on 9th March 2018 will be held in the conference centre Bluepoint Brussels:

Bluepoint Brussels, Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80, 1030 Brussels

Download the map how to get to the Bluepoint Brussels conference centre .

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Event sponsors

The event is kindly sponsored by EPIC, Fraunhofer ILT, INPHOTEC, Hamamatsu, SPIE EuropeOSRAM, OSA, TRUMPF and the European Commission:

High level speaker at the evening reception

Aldo KamperPresident Photonics21, CEO Osram Opto Semiconductor GmbH
Lucilla SioliDirector Industry, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Carl BuhrHead of Cabinet of Commissioner Gabriel, European Commission
Dr. Heike RielExecutive Director IBM Research Frontiers Institute
Jean-Francois HebertVP Sales Global Accounts High Tech Industry, Dassault Systèmes SE
Prof. Dr. Michael TotzeckFellow Corporate Research and Technology Carl Zeiss AG

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