26 + 27 FEBRUARY 2020
09.30 - 17.00 h 

Why take part?

1. Innovative industry meeting
The W3+ Fair/Convention links the fields of optics, mechanics and electronics and promotes the creation of competitive advantages arising from cross-industry innovations. The new meeting place for key players and hidden champions - and the perfect presentation platform for your products and services.

2. Two strong networks ensure competence
The W3+ Fair/Convention is an industry initiative held under the umbrella of the Wetzlar Network and EPIC - by companies for companies. The trade fair concept is practical, and the networking is straightforward. Many important trade associations and industry partners support the fair. Quite simply the best possible conditions for establishing first-class contacts and new business!

3. Because the concept and the venue are unique within Germany
Located in Wetzlar, a recognised centre for optical technology, in which leading companies from within the expanding mechanics and electronics sectors are also based, the venue already offers concentrated sectoral expertise. In conjunction with the special combination of an exhibition, conference and networking event, the event also promises to be a unique sectoral platform for national and international technological transfer.

4. High visitor quality - very high recommendation rates
As in previous years, exhibitors affirmed the high quality of visitors attending the event. “At the W3+ Fair/Convention exhibitors were delighted to welcome a professional audience clearly able to appreciate quality, workmanship and innovation”, confirmed Dr. Helmut Kessler of Manx Precision Optics from the Isle of Man. Exhibitors counted precisely 3147 visitors to this year's event, 21 percent of whom came from abroad. The visiting professionals were welcomed by over 180 exhibitors and partners.

5. Because the conference programme will keep you informed of current innovations
In addition to the exhibition, in the various forums and workshops you find just the experts and solutions that you require to resolve your individual technical issues. Get informed seminars, keynotes and best practice lectures on current innovations and pioneering technologies, with first-class speakers. Many associations and networks like Wetzlar Network and EPIC are planning their own presentations.

6. Recruiting as a focus topic
In Wetzlar and Hesse you can find a pool of experts and young potentials for your personnel requirements. Furthermore have graduates - from the nearby top universities - developed a great interest for the exhibiton. Make use of this unique platform and present yourself as an attractive employer!

visitor structure

The  W3 Fair+Convention as specialized fair is dedicated to researchers, developers and manufacturers of the following areas:

  • Laser engineering
  • Optoelectronics
  • Manufacturing technology for optics
  • Measurement technology
  • Micro-system and nano-technology
  • Precision engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Sensor technology
  • System and product engineering
  • Image processing
  • Photonics
  • Software
  • Biophotonics and medical technology
  • Recruiters and personnel departments
  • Management and Executives
  • i.a.

exhibitor structure

The exhibitors at the W3+ Fair/Convention are suppliers from the multidisciplinary technologies of optics, electronics and mechanics, and present products and services from the following areas:

  • Optical technologies
  • System engineering
  • Coating technologies
  • Sensor technology
  • IPCs
  • Drive technologies
  • Industrial software
  • Industrial image processing
  • Interface technology
  • Sensors
  • Microsystem technology and nanotechnology
  • Microassembly
  • Microelectronics
  • Measurement technology
  • Medical technology and others
  • Mechatronics
  • Motion Control
  • Precision engineering
  • Optical production technology
  • R&D optical systems
  • i.a.

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