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Event, Networking, Trade Show

OPIE 2024, Pacifico Yokohama, Japan

Pacifico Yokohama
OPTICS & PHOTONICS International Exhibition


Berlin Partner for Business and Technology has once again been entrusted by the Senate with the implementation of the joint presentation of Berlin and Brandenburg in cooperation with the Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Interested companies, scientific institutions and networks from the capital region are offered the opportunity to participate in an attractive setting.

We will inform you in detail about the program in the beginning of 2024.

Our Key Account Manager Sandra Chabrier will be on site.
You are welcome to contact her for a meeting in advance.


Contact details:

Sandra Chabrier

Key Account Manager Cluster Optics and Photonics

Mobile +49 152-09052 358




The following workshop will take place at OPIE on April 25 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m:

Photonics and Sensing Innovation from Thuringia and Berlin. Opportunities for Cooperation

Location: Pacifico Yokohama, Conference Room E25

Organizers: Ministry for Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society Thuringia, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology


14:30 Welcome by Moderator Pascal Gudorf, Representative, State Development Corporation of Thuringia (LEG)

14:35 Introduction by Wolfgang Tiefensee, Thuringia’s Minister for Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society

14:45 Japan’s Photonics Industry: Overview and Outlook Prof. Yoshimasa Kawata, President of the Optical Society of Japan, Vice President, Shizuoka University

14:55 Keynote 1: Thuringia and Japan: Partnering for Innovation in Optics, Photonics and Electronics Ms. Anke Siegmeier, Managing Director, OptoNet e.V.

15:05 Keynote 2: Photonics in Berlin Brandenburg Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Schell, Executive Director, Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute

15:15 Keynote 3: Quantum Innovation for Transport Applications (example) Hirotaka Irie, Denso Corporation

15:25 Q&A

15:35 – 15:50 Coffee Break

15:50 Pitches on Photonics, Sensing and Quantum Optics

  • Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut | Photonics for Communication, Sensing, and Quantum Technologies | Dr. Dominic Schulz, Head of Strategy Photonics
  • ADL Optica | Multi-focus and Laser Beam Shaping Optics | Dr. Alexander Laskin, CEO
  • Asphericon Democratization of Laser Technology: A Journey of Unlimited Opportunities |Sebastian Henkel, Head of Global Sales & Procurement
  • FBGS Technologies GmbH | Infinity Scan – Endless Monitoring Possibilities | Daniel Matz, Sales Manager EMEA
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF | Photonics - Enabler for Quantum Technologies | Dr. rer. nat. Ramona Eberhardt, Senior Director / Deputy Director, Head of Department Emerging Technologies
  • Micro-Hybrid Electronic GmbH | Infrared Components for NDIR Gas Sensing & Remote Temperature Measurement | Heiko Richter, Senior Key Account Manager
  • VPIphotonics | Photonic Simulation Software for Engineering and Research | Dr. André Richter, CEO
  • Tokai Optical Co., Ltd. | Muneo Sugiura, Ph.D., Optical Products Division

16:45 Q&A

Evening Reception Ristorante Attimo

17:15 Registration / Drinks

18:00 Greetings by Minister Tiefensee, Prof. Schell, Fraunhofer-HHI and Yusuke Uchio, Chief Director, JETRO Yokohama