OSA Debuts Corporate Member Pavilion at AOE, Provides Opportunities for Business Connections in Cr

2007




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Angela Stark
OSA
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– OSA Debuts Corporate Member Pavilion at AOE,
Provides Opportunities for Business Connections in Critical
Chinese Market –

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 – The Optical Society of America (OSA) debuted its first Corporate Member Pavilion at the Asia Optical Fiber Communication and Optoelectronic Exposition and Conference (AOE) in Shanghai, China this week. Six society corporate members are exhibiting in an 800-square-foot pavilion at the conference. Participants include Chroma Technology, Del Mar Photonics, Finisar Corporation, Gemfire Corporation, Luna Innovations and RSoft Design Group.

"Holding an OSA Corporate Member Pavilion at AOE was a natural fit," said Elizabeth Rogan, OSA executive director. "China is a critical market in the optics and photonics industry. AOE is a prominent trade show and is now supporting a high-quality technical program. While OFC/NFOEC [Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference] draws a strong showing of Chinese companies to the U.S., it’s equally strategic to make the personal connection with China-based customers in their home region. This is one of many benefits OSA provides for its corporate members."

The OSA Corporate Member Pavilion at AOE offers an opportunity for companies to increase their exposure with the Chinese market and stand out among more than 200 participating exhibitors at the event. In addition, many of the logistics of booth preparation were handled for companies participating in the pavilion, freeing up time for companies to focus on their sales strategies in preparing for the show. OSA is providing pavilion participants with a technically trained translator, travel and shipping assistance, as well as an exhibit package including carpet, furniture, lighting and electricity. In addition, there is a welcome center, stocked with refreshments and staffed by OSA representatives, that provides a meeting space for pavilion participants.

AOE is the premier event bridging the gap between companies and buyers from China and around the world. The show offers a marketplace to explore broadband and optical networking solutions, crucial for the future profit needs of network operators. AOE showcases the latest developments in optical networking technologies from the first mile access, metro and long haul communications, as well as all optoelectronics equipment and components required. The technical program is co-sponsored by OSA and IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS). More information on the technical conference and the exhibition is available at http://www.aoe-expo.com/.

About OSA

Uniting more than 70,000 professionals from 134 countries, the Optical Society of America (OSA) brings together the global optics community through its programs and initiatives. Since 1916 OSA has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing educational resources to the scientists, engineers and business leaders who work in the field by promoting the science of light and the advanced technologies made possible by optics and photonics. OSA publications, events, technical groups and programs foster optics knowledge and scientific collaboration among all those with an interest in optics and photonics. For more information, visit www.osa.org