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  • ACP 2009 Kicks Off in Shanghai
Nov 2009
Nov. 3, 2009 — Fairly recently, I had mentioned about Photonics Korea. Now, yet another photonics show – the ACP 2009 (Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and Exhibition) – is all set to roll out, starting today, in Shanghai, China.

To be held at the Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center, in Shanghai, China, the conference runs from Nov. 2-6, 2009, the exposition runs from Nov. 4-6, 2009.

The Asia Optical Fiber Communication & Optoelectronic Exposition & Conference (AOE) and Asia-Pacific Optical Communications (APOC) have merged their conferences and tradeshow under a new name: Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and Exhibition (ACP).

Some of the topics that are part of the plenary include:
* The Current State of Basic Research, High-Tech Development and Industrialization in China, Jianlin Cao, Vice Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology, China.
* Worldwide Emerging Optical Trends and Market, Eric Musser; CEO, Corning Greater China.
* Status, Development and Prospect of Optical Networks in China, Leping Wei, Former Chief Technology Officer and the chairman of the Science and Technology Advisory Committee of China Telecom. Corp.
* Biophotonics: The Impact of Photonics on Life Sciences, Brian Wilson, University of Toronto.

This show has following main exhibit categories:
1. Optical Fibers and Fiber Devices
2. Optoelectronic Devices and Materials
3. Components and Sub-Systems
4. Optical Transport Networking Solutions
5. System, Network Design, and Integration Tools
6. Optical Communications Equipment
7. Optical sensors and biophotonics
8. Displays, solid-state lighting, and optoelectronics in energy
9. Lasers and accessories

The ACP technical conference features a full suite of plenary talks, invited talks, contributed talks, short courses and posters on:
* Passive Components and Fiber-Based Devices.
* Optoelectronic Materials and Devices.
* Optical Transmission Systems, Switching and Subsystems.
* Network Architectures, Management and Applications.
* Optical Sensors and Biophotonics.
* Display, Solid-State Lighting, Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics in Energy

An Industry Forum on Green Photonics and Communications will also be held during this show.

4 Nov.: Session 1. Communications for a Green Environment
5 Nov.: Session 2. Photonics for Green Energy-Photovoltaics
5 Nov.: Session 3. Photonics for Green Energy-LED Lighting

I have already contacted the organizers and hope to bring you some more information soon.


Nov. 3, 2009

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