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SOA 25th Anniversary Civic Reception

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


SOA 25th Anniversary: Civic Reception and Networking Dinner
Hosted by the Lord Provost of Glasgow
Wednesday 10 April 2019, 6pm – 10pm
Dinner and drinks will be provided


In 2019, the Scottish Optoelectronics Association (SOA) will celebrate its 25th Anniversary. To mark the occasion, the SOA is proud to announce the first ever ‘Scottish Photonics Week’, a week-long event celebrating Scotland’s long history in photonics expertise and showcasing its exciting plans for the future.

To open Scottish Photonics Week, the SOA is hosting a 25th Anniversary Civic Reception and Networking Dinner at Glasgow City Chambers, hosted by the RH Lord Provost of Glasgow, Eva Bolander, and with a welcoming address from Ivan McKee MSP, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation. As a valued member of our community, we warmly welcome you to join us to share in our celebrations!

Scottish Photonics Week will also see the SOA supporting the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC)* to bring its Annual General Meeting to Scotland – the first time in its history that the event has been held in the UK. As such, in addition to bringing together leading figures from Scotland’s photonics sector, the event will also welcome a number of executive level attendees from across Europe, North America and Asia.

Sign up is now open for the event and we encourage all companies and organisations to register, join the celebrations, and enjoy this excellent networking opportunity!

We very much look forward to seeing you there!

*All EPIC members can register for the AGM and view the agenda here. All SOA members who are not currently a member of EPIC but who would like to attend the conference can get a special 50% discount on their first year of membership if they sign up prior to the event. If you’re interested in joining, please contact emma.dixon@technologyscotland.scot referencing this offer.

Scottish Photonics Week Schedule

Tuesday 9th – Wednesday 10th April: Scottish company visits by EPIC delegates

Wedneday 10th April: SOA 25th Anniversary Civic Reception

Thursday 11th-Friday 12th April: EPIC AGM

Saturday 13th April: International Optoelectronics Association (IOA) AGM


April 10
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Glasgow City Chambers
82 George St
Glasgow, G2 1DU United Kingdom
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