AKL’18 – International Laser Technology Congress

September 4, 2017

May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018 to May 4, 2018

EUROGRESS - Conference Center Aachen, Aachen, Germany

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AKL'18 - International Laser Technology Congress


Are you looking for a forum where users, manufacturers and developers can intensively exchange ideas on the current state and perspectives of laser technology? Do you appreciate personal networking of technology suppliers and customers, all to develop new strategies for your area of responsibility and to profit from experience from this sector? Then you have found the right event, the AKL’18.

For the 12th time, laser manufacturers and laser users from various branches will meet at the biannual AKL – International Laser Technology Congress. Featuring over 600 participants, around 70 speakers and over 50 companies at the accompanying Sponsors‘ exhibition, the AKL has established itself as the leading forum for applied laser technology in Europe. Supporting organizations include European Commission, Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e.V., European Laser Institute, OptecNet as well as industrial associations such as SPECTARIS, VDA, VDMA, VDI and the European Photonics Consortium EPIC.

Join us and profit from AKL’s international character, thanks to its simultaneous translations in German and English. In addition, you can use the environment of the congress to find out more about the newest technological breakthroughs in over 80 presentations of the Fraunhofer ILT and companies of the Application Center



Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT




Dipl.-Betrw. Silke Boehr / Dipl.-Phys. Axel Bauer

Phone +49 241 8906-122

[email protected]


Supporting Organizations

  • Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e.V.
  • ELI – European Laser Institute
  • EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
  • European Commission
  • OptecNet – Innovation Networks for Optical Technologies
  • SPECTARIS – German Industry Association for Optical, Medical and Mechatronical Technologies
  • VDA – German Association of the Automotive Industry
  • VDI Technology Center
  • VDMA – German Engineering Federation


September 4, 2017

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