Lasys show partners with French congress Espace Laser

Messe Stuttgart, organiser of the international trade fair for laser material processing LASYS, has entered into an extensive cooperative venture with IREPA Laser, the organiser and supporter of the French congress with accompanying exhibition ESPACE LASER. For the first time, a joint stand with up to 20 French companies from the laser industry is planned for LASYS 2016 under the title "ESPACE LASER s’invite sur LASYS". In 2017 it will be called "LASYS meets ... France", when LASYS will be represented with interested companies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland at the trade fair in Strasbourg.

With its campaign "LASYS meets …", Messe Stuttgart has already expanded its presence in the target countries China and Turkey. For instance, the trade fair is a guest at AMB China in October 2015. Another event is planned for February 2016 in Istanbul. Thanks to the cooperative venture with IREPA Laser, another strategic market has been added with France.

ESPACE LASER was launched in 2001 by IREPA LASER, a recognised technology centre in France for industrial laser processes and materials. Around 40 leading companies from the French laser industry, as well as international suppliers, were acquired as exhibitors for this year's event, which took place in September in Lyon. The exhibitors included BeAM, Gravotech, Laser Cheval and Optoprim, among others.

For Monique Caboche, the organiser of ESPACE LASER, this cooperative venture with LASYS represents an exciting new challenge, which also coincides with the 20th ESPACE LASER. "We couldn't pass up on this opportunity to execute ESPACE LASER in our partner city Stuttgart and give our manufacturers access to the German, Swiss and Austria economies. We are looking forward to welcoming LASYS at ESPACE LASER in Strasbourg in 2017."

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