Nanotechnology, Evaporation Materials, Thin films and others Exhibitions: How do the technology industry fairs adapt to COVID-19 ? 

As the tally of events cancellations develop because due to the COVID-19 crisis, organizations are being tested to respond rapidly to guarantee business continuity. Photon Export specialist  in coating services, Optics and Thin films planned to attend like every year to several exhibitions, conferences or congress in order to build a relationship with our customers, scientific researchers and collaborators. Among all the up and coming presentations who were assumed to require put physically between June and September 2020, 70 % of them changed their modalities.

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1. Companies that choose to cancel or postpone 

Such as the 35th European Conference on Surface Science (planned on the 23th August 2020) which provides an opportunity for scientists to meet and discuss the latest advances in the physics and chemistry of surfaces.The conference is rescheduled to the next summer most likely on 30th August 2021 at the university of Luxembourg.

8% of Exhibitions and fairs after march 2020 were canceled due to COVID-19, in the areas of: Advanced materials, Microelectronics, Nanotechnology, Ophthalmology lenses,Optics & Photonics, Solar, Technical glass, Thins Films, Vacuum. But 13% went on-line mostly as webinars.

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See below the table summarizing canceled, postpone or gone to virtual exhibitions this year due to COVID impact

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2. And those that try to innovate 

However, most companies see these new restrictions as an opportunity to innovate in their way to keep audiences engaged.

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We, at PhotonExport, see an interest in web conferences even though not all events can be entirely digital like the exhibitions which require a physical setting.

  • The 62 Electronic materials conference supposed to take place on 24th June 2020 is going virtual. We can expect live streaming sessions on Zoom, and the possibility to connect virtually.
  • The 21th World Congress on Materials Science and Engineering scheduled on 22th  June 2020 goes virtual too. The main topic is  “Covid 19 Effect on Innovative methodology,Materials Science & Engineering”.
  • SPIE Optical engineering application turns itself into a free online event on 24th August 2020.The digital forum will include live plenary presentations and technical talks about the latest developments in optical design, alignment, testing, and photonic devices. 
  • The ESTC 2020 uploaded their new modalities, the meeting planned on 15th September 2020 is also 100% virtual.
  • In regards to SEMICON west it  is expected on 20th July, 2020. Their digital platform promises to be the most innovative which gathers microelectronics professionals. Will offer an exploration of virtual exhibit booths, technical sessions or technology visits. Is this a first test for an adaptation to virtual reality?

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How technology industry fairs adapt to COVID-19 ?  Finally, the technology industry fairs react differently to the new restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Most are trying to innovate in their way to keep their community in touch. The online conference seems to be the best option with regard to all the advantages. Such as cost savings, an eco- responsible approach or the exclusivity it gives. However, does an online event can supersede a physical one? At PhotonExport we are  open with the idea to meet our customers in an innovative way.  Physical meetings occupy an important place in our development. Despite all the obvious advantages that webinars give, they don’t for sure, offer the same quality than a real meet with our collaborators.

Most important Exhibitions & Congress in Advanced materials, Microelectronics, Nanotechnology, Ophthalmology lenses,Optics & Photonics, Solar, Technical glass, Thins Films for 2020 2021

YearNameSectorDateCovid ConsequencesNew dateCityCountryOrganizadorWebsitemonth's number
2020MRS (Materials Research society) spring meetingThin Films28-Nov-20on timeBostonUSAPhoenix MRShttps://www.mrs.org/meetings-events/fall-meetings-exhibits/2020-mrs-spring-and-fall-meeting11
202062 Electronic materials conference EMCThin Films24-Jun-20VirtualChairhttps://www.mrs.org/62nd-emc/virtual-emc-20206
202018th International Conference on thin FilmsThin Films22-Nov-20on timeBudapestHungaryIUVSTAhttps://akcongress.com/ictf-jvc/11
202014th ICTFTA International Conferenc on thin film technology and applicationsThin Films3-Dec-20on timeTokyoJapanICTFTAhttps://waset.org/thin-film-technology-and-applications-conference-in-december-2020-in-tokyo12
2020SATF 4th International Science and Applications of Thin Films,Thin Films25-Sep-20postponed13/07/05IzmirTurkeyInternational Steering commiteehttp://satf-conf.org/9
2021Inter Solar EuropeSolar9-Jun-21MunichGermanySolar promotionhttps://www.intersolar.de/en/home6
2020Community Solar Power SummitSolar9-Jul-20postponed09/07/20PhiladelphiaUSASolar Power Events / Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) / Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)7
2020Solar Power InternationalSolar21-Sep-20postponed21/10/20Las vegasUSASolar Power Internationalhttps://www.solarpowerinternational.com/9
2020Solar and Energy Storage FloridaSolar15-Oct-20on timeOrlandoUSASolar Power Events / Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) / Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)https://events.solar/florida/10
2020Solar and Energy Storage SoutheastSolar9-Oct-20on timeAtlantaUSASolar Power Events / Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) / Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)https://events.solar/southeast/10
2020Solar and Energy Sales SummitSolar20-Oct-20on timeSalt Lake CityUSASolar Power Events / Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) / Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)https://events.solar/utah/10
2020Solar Power AfricaSolar4-Nov-20on timeCape TownSout AfricaSolar Power Events / Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) / Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)https://solarpowerafrica.za.messefrankfurt.com/capetown/en.html11
2020Solar and Energy Storage MidwestSolar5-Nov-20on timeChicagoUSASolar Power Events / Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) / Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)https://events.solar/midwest/11
2020Solar Power MexicoSolar18-Nov-20on timeMexico CityMexicoSolar Power Events / Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) / Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)https://www.hfmexico.mx/solarpowermexico/11
2020Solar and Energy Storage New YorkSolar3-Dec-20on timeAlbanyUSASolar Power Events / Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) / Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)https://events.solar/newyork/12
2021Solar, Storage and Smart Energy Expo Northern CailforniaSolar14-Jan-21on timeSan fransicoUSASolar Power Events / Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) / Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)https://events.solar/exponorth/1
2021Solar and Energy Storage NortheastSolar17-Feb-21on timeBostonUSASolar Power Events / Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) / Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)https://events.solar/northeast/2
2020Solar, Storage, and Smart Energy Expo Southern CaliforniaSolar4-May-20CancelledSan DiegoUSASolar Power Events / Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) / Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)https://events.solar/exposouth/5
2020Solar and Energy Storage TexasSolar4-Jun-20CancelledHoustonUSASolar Power Events / Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) / Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)https://events.solar/texas/6
2020Solar and Energy Storage Puerto RicoSolar16-Jun-20CancelledSan JuanPuerto RicoSolar Power Events / Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) / Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)https://events.solar/puertorico/6
2020Solar and Energy Storage New YorkSolar3-Dec-20on timeAlbanyUSASolar Power Events / Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) / Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)https://events.solar/newyork/12
2021SPIE Phtotonics westOptics Photonics23-Jan-21San fransicoUSASpiehttps://spie.org/conferences-and-exhibitions/photonics-west1
2021OPIC Optics & Photonics International CongressOptics Photonics19-Apr-21YokohamaJapanOPIChttps://opicon.jp/4
2021OFC Optical NetworkingOptics Photonics28-Mar-21San fransicoUSAWlophttps://www.ofcconference.org/en-us/home/3
2021AOP CongressOptics Photonics8-Jan-21ParisFranceIMCAShttps://www.aopcongress.com/en1
2021PhotopticsOptics Photonics11-Feb-21ViennaAustriaTu Wienhttp://www.photoptics.org/Home.aspx2
2021OPTIOptics Photonics8-Jan-21StuttgartGermanyGHMhttps://www.opti.de/en/aussteller/i-want-to-become-an-exhibitor/opti-stuttgart-2021/1
2021Opta - International Fair of Eye Optics, Optometry and OphthalmologyOptics Photonics13-Mar-20CancelledBrnoRep tcheckBVVhttps://www.bvv.cz/en/opta/news/page:1/3
2021GPD South AmericaOptics Photonics24-Mar-21Sao pauloBrazilGpdhttps://gpd.fi/events/gpd-south-america-2020/3
2020 2nd World Congress On Lasers, Optics and PhotonicsOptics Photonics23-Nov-20on timeOSAKAJapanWlophttps://www.phronesisonline.com/optics-conference/11
2020 OSA Imaging And Applied Optics CogressOptics Photonics22-Jun-20VirtualVancouverCanadaOSAhttps://www.osa.org/en-us/meetings/osa_meetings/osa_imaging_and_applied_optics_congress/6
2020Laser word Of photonicsOptics Photonics3-Jul-20on timeShangaiChinaexhibition managmenthttps://www.world-of-photonics-china.com/en/7
2020ARK Global Summit and expoOptics Photonics16-Jul-20on timeDubaiUAEARK grouphttp://optics.conferenceark.com/Members.php7
2020 OSAApplies Industrial OpticsOptics Photonics20-Jul-20CancelledWashingtonUSAOsahttps://www.osa.org/en-us/meetings/topical_meetings/applied_industrial_optics/7
2020Semicon westOptics Photonics21-Jul-20VirtualApplied materialshttps://www.semiconwest.org/7
2021ExpoticaOphthalmology eyeglass16-Apr-21MadridSpainIFEMAhttps://www.ifema.es/expooptica4
2020SPIE PhotonexOphthalmology eyeglass7-Oct-20on timeConventryUKXmark Mediahttps://photonex.org/10
2021MIDOOphthalmology eyeglass6-Feb-21MilanItalyFierra Milanohttps://www.mido.com/en/2
2020SILMOOphthalmology eyeglass2-Oct-20on timeParisFranceComexpriumhttps://www.silmoparis.com/10
2021OptiWarssawOphthalmology eyeglass16-Apr-21WarsawPolandPtak Warsaw Expohttps://warsawexpo.eu/en/fair-calendar/warsaw-opti-expo/4
2020SILMO IstanbiulOphthalmology eyeglass19-Nov-20on timeIstanbulTurkeyComexpriumhttps://www.silmoparis.com/Decouvrez-Silmo/SILMO-Family11
2020WOF Wenzhou Int'l Optics FairOphthalmology eyeglass24-Jul-20on timeWenzouhChinaDonnor Exhibitionhttps://10times.com/wenzhou-international-optics7
2020SPIE Optical engineering applicationOphthalmology eyeglass23-Aug-20VirtualSpiehttps://spie.org/conferences-and-exhibitions/optics-and-photonics/optical-engineering--applications8
2020Vision Expo eastOphthalmology eyeglass23-Sep-20on timeLas vegasUSAVision exporthttps://east.visionexpo.com/9
2020Optyka fairOphthalmology eyeglass16-Oct-20on timePoznanPolandMT?P grupahttps://targioptyka.pl/en/10
2021100% OpticalOphthalmology eyeglass23-Jan-21LondonUK100% opticahttps://www.100percentoptical.com/1
2020Expo Abioptica 2020Ophthalmology eyeglass29-Sep-20on timeSao pauloBrazilAbiopticahttps://www.expoopticabrasil.com/9
2020SPIE Vacuum expoVacuum7-Oct-20on timeConventryUKSpiehttps://spie.org/conferences-and-exhibitions/photonex-and-vacuum-expo10
202015th International expo of vacuumVacuum20-Oct-20on timeMoscowRussiaInternational exihibition companyhttps://www.vacuumtechexpo.com/en-GB10
2021ECCMAdvanced materials22-Jun-21AthensGreeceESCMhttp://www.escm.eu.org/6
2021 The 11th International Conference on Advanced Materials Research (ICAMR 2021)Advanced materials21-Jan-21SingaporeChinaKey Engineering Materialshttp://www.icamr.org/1
2020MECSPEAdvanced materials29-Oct-20on timeParmaItalySenafhttps://www.mecspe.com/en/10
2020SEMICON CHINAMicro electronics27-Jun-20on timeShanghaiChinaIMECAShttps://www.semiconchina.org/6
2020SEMICON EUROPAMicro electronics10-Nov-20on timemunichGermanyIMECAShttps://www.semiconeuropa.org/11
2020ESTC 2020Micro electronics15-Sep-20VirtualECSThttps://www.estc-conference.net/home9
2020Nanontech France The 6th ed. of Nanotech France 2020 Int. Conference and ExhibitionNanotechnology28-Oct-20on timeParisFranceSectorhttps://www.setcor.org/conferences/Nanotech-France-202010
2021NanontechNanotechnology27-Jan-21TokyoJapanNanotech executivehttps://www.nanotechexpo.jp/1
2020International conferenc on nanotechnollogyNanotechnology29-Jun-20postponed25/09/20FlorenceItalySmart Materialshttps://med2pharm.com/nanotechnology6
2020 8th International Conference on Materials Science and NanotechnologyNanotechnology21-Sep-20on timeLondonUKPulsushttps://materialsscience.pulsusconference.com/9
2020The 5th EMN Meeting on EpitaxyNanotechnology14-Sep-20on timeKrakowPolandEMN meeting <http://emnmeeting.org/2020-epitaxy/9
2020The 21th World Congress on Materials Science and EngineeringAdvanced materials22-Jun-20VirtualBio Basedhttps://materialsscience.insightconferences.com/6
202035th European Conference on Surface ScienceThin Films23-Aug-20postponed30/08/21LuxembourgIUVSTAhttps://ecoss2020.uni.lu/8
202116th European Vacuum ConferenceVacuum31-May-21MarseilleFrance A 3TShttps://www.evc16.org/5
2020The 10th International Conference on Technological Advances of Thin Films & Surface coatingNanotechnology13-Dec-20on timeSingaporeChinaTFS thin films societyhttps://www.thinfilms.sg/conferences/thinfilms202012
2020Optical Thin Film FairThin films11-Nov-20on timeTokyoJapanThe Optronicshttps://www.optronics.co.jp/fair/en/otf11
2021Glasstectechnical glass15-Jun-21DusseldorfGermanyMesse Dusseldorfhttps://www.glasstec-online.com/6
2020China glasstec Expotechnical glass11-Sep-20on timeGuangzhouChinaGuangzhouhttp://www.chinaglasstecexpo.com/9
2021Glassmaneuropetechnical glass16-Sep-21LyonFranceQuartzhttps://www.glassmanevents.com/europe9
202015th Optatectechnical glass15-Nov-20on timeFrankfurtGermanySchallhttps://www.optatec-messe.de/en/11
2021SPIE OPTIFABtechnical glass18-Oct-21New YorkUSASpiehttps://spie.org/conferences-and-exhibitions/optifab/exhibition?SSO=110
2021Gulf Glasstechnical glass21-Sep-21DubaiUAEvetrotechhttps://www.gulf.glass/9