Monday, January 24, 2022
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Welcome Remarks
8:10 AM - 9:10 AM
Keynote Talk: The Global Economic Picture and How Photonics Fits
Anirban Basu, PhD
9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Global Laser Markets: Insights and Forecasts
9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Networking Break
10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
Chinese Laser Markets: Insights for a Fast Changing World

Dynamism, decoupling, opportunity, and uncertainty all remain familiar terms when thinking about Chinese laser markets. Bo Gu will again walk us through our annual review of the Chinese laser industry and examine new developments in the relationships of China with the the US and European countries. He will help us understand what photonics companies should be aware of in dealing with China in terms of critically impactful but uncertain geopolitics, and he will provide the official data about laser market developments from the Chinese Optical Society.

Bo Gu
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Photonics Global Markets Panel: What’s Happening and What to Expect

The global pandemic is still raging and geopolitical turmoil abounds, and yet some economic markets are recovering strongly: how should companies in the photonics ecosystem think about responding to these events and making short- or long-term plans? Our panelists—all with deep understanding of global markets and varying perspectives—will discuss these questions and engage with the audience on important issues.

Bo Gu Anirban Basu, PhD
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Networking Lunch
12:40 PM - 1:20 PM
International Policies and Trends, and Their Impact on Photonics

Jennifer O’Bryan will present on the latest changes to international government policy and investments affecting the optics and photonics community. Import, export, and foreign investment policy, as well as global trends in R&D investments will be among the topics she will discuss.

Jennifer Douris O'Bryan
1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
Keynote Discussion: Conversation between Scott Keeney, CEO of nLight, and Peter Fretty, Editor in Chief of LFW
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
The Next Wave of Innovations in Photonics
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Networking Break
3:15 PM - 3:50 PM
Markets for Lidar, Quantum, and/or Sensors
3:50 PM - 5:00 PM
Successful Transformations: Emerging from Bootstrapping to Leadership Roles in the Photonics Sector

Moderated by John Dexheimer

Seppo Orsila