LITEK™ members at CIOE 2020
China is one of the largest export markets for lasers manufacturers in Lithuania and it volume was 14 million. Eur, in 2019. Lasers make up the largest share of Lithuanian high-tech goods exports to China (74% according to 2018 data). The members of the Laser and Engineering Technologies Cluster (LITEK ™) and EKSMA Group JSC “EKSPLA“ also JSC “EKSMA Optics“ actively presented their products and services in ” CIEO 2020 “ optoelectronics exhibition in Shenzhen, China on September 9-11, with the growing interest of the sector in laser and optical technologies being developed in Lithuania. Other members of the Lithuanian Laser Association shared their achievements at the Lithuanian national stand along with them.
Despite the global economic is slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, markets are showing signs of a slow recovery. For this reason, the organizers of the exhibition wanted to return to the traditional format. Several restrictions were applied: participation is possible only for companies with local partners or offices in China, maintaining a safe distance. In total, the exhibition attracted over six thousand companies. 89 thousand participants were looking for potential partners, customers.
According to Algirdas Petrašiūnas, the head of the EKSMA group’s representative office in China, although the event was not very focused on lasers and optics, it was decided to participate in the exhibition due to the organizers’ desire to invite Lithuanian companies with the help of a commercial attaché in China and PI“Enterprise Lithuania“. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibition was quite active. It was probably due to the fact that the flow of participants was from higher concentration of companies in Guangdong Province, China. During the exhibition products of EKSPLA and EKSMA Optics were demonstrated. Furthermore, the presentation on the ecosystem of Lithuanian laser technology companies at the international laser technology and innovation seminar, was presented. It is hoped that advertising also establishment of business contacts will give a tangible result in the near future.
The world’s leading optoelectronics exhibition ” CIOE 2020 ” took place on September 9-11th, 2020, in Shenzhen (China). It has been held since 1999. This conference covers precision optics, laser technology, IR, optoelectronic sensors and other photonics innovations.