Join your colleagues at this in-person exhibition and technical programme in Glasgow

Photonex + Vacuum Technologies 2021 will be the UK's first opportunity to come back together as an industry. Make plans to join colleagues at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow for the latest research, networking opportunities, and two exhibitions.

Exhibitions: 29 - 30 September | Technical programme: 28 - 30 September

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Visit top companies in the free exhibition 29-30 September

Make key connections at two leading exhibitions with product demos, industry presentations and technical workshops, and networking with exhibiting companies and colleagues.

Browse the programme

28 - 30 September: hear the latest research in photonics, biophotonics, quantum technologies, lasers, optical technologies, materials analysis, nanotechnology, and thin film coatings vacuum equipment and in-vacuum technologies.

  • Plenary speakers
  • Technical presentations
  • Industry programme
  • Networking events

Your health and safety continue to be our top priority

Read about the SEC mask mandate for all attendees. SPIE and the SEC will follow health and government best practices to ensure a safe and productive opportunity to meet.

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2021 Symposium Chairs

Simon Andrews

Executive Director, Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd (United Kingdom)

Professor Caroline Gray

Director – OpTIC Technology Center, Professor of Enterprise, Engagement and Knowledge Transfer, Wrexham Glyndwr University (United Kingdom)

Professor Gail McConnell

Department of Physics, SUPA, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (United Kingdom)

Professor Graham T Reed

Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Cooperating Organisations

Fraunhofer UK


Photonics Leadership Group



Technology Scotland


Future Photonics Hub

Co-located meeting