2018 Introduced Major Enhancements to CLEO:EXPO
The centerpiece of CLEO:EXPO remains the world-class exhibition, which affords opportunities to meet with representatives from 200 global companies. However, in 2018, we introduced new show floor programs and networking opportunities that provided information on current market trends and tips on commercializing emerging technologies.
Show Floor Programs
A penetrating look at the latest trends in the photonics marketplace and a forum to discuss new products, emerging technologies and markets. Program content is organized around products and services that have played an important role in the industry or have potential as a future business opportunity. A key program feature is a survey of market trends and market sector outlook in select areas.
Technology Transfer Program
Learn more about the licensing process; funding, entrepreneurship, technology transfer and intellectual property.The program, comprised of a keynote, a tutorial and a pitch panel, is supplemented by a curated exhibition of license-ready technologies at tabletop displays.
It's only fitting that research with an applications focus should be presented alongside industry representation. New for 2018, Applications & Technology technical sessions will be presented on the show floor.
Engage with CLEO presenters one-on-one and view research in greater visual detail. New for 2018, we're introducing dynamic e-posters, which provide additional opportunities for visual and multimedia content.
Plenary Speakers: Meet & Greet
You've seen their presentations. Now, you'll have the opportunity to introduce yourself in an informal post-session "meet & greet".
Daily Exhibit Hall Lunches
Many a business deal has started with "Let's do lunch." New for 2018, complimentary lunch service is provided in the exhibit hall — offering more networking opportunities.