Optatec, which takes place once every two years, is the traditional trade fair meeting place for the most important players in the optics industry. 540 exhibitors from 32 countries and 5803 expert visitors from 45 nations came to Frankfurt in 2018. Optatec is an indispensable industry event for many companies. There’s no other trade fair where the most important players from the optics industry come together in such a concentrated fashion. Expert visitors are able to gain an impression of worldwide offerings for products, as well as stand-alone and system solutions and applications from the field of optical technologies. These include optical components, materials, coatings, optomechanical components and elements, fibre optics, optical waveguides, laser components, photonics, systems for additive manufacturing, industrial image processing and optical metrology.