Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim 2017
Good news for Singapore’s MICE industry — the 12th Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim (CLEO PR) will come to Singapore in 2017. This prestigious event adds another feather in the cap of Singapore’s vibrant MICE industry. The successful bid was led by Professor Perry Shum, director/professor, Photonics Centre of Excellence, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. The successful bid is an excellent case study on how stakeholders in Singapore’s MICE industry and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) came together to attract more event showpieces to the island.
A biannual conference based in the United States, and attended by around 1,000 delegates, CLEO PR is an international forum for scientific and technical optics, and the conference unites the fields of lasers and photo-electronics. It brings together all aspects of laser technology — from basic research to industry applications. During the conference, attendees hear and present groundbreaking research from scientists, share ideas and network with colleagues and experts. The conference also features an expo so delegates and the public can see the latest technology demonstrated. In 2013, the conference was held in Japan, while South Korea hosts in 2015. Singapore finally won the opportunity to host the 12th iteration of the conference in 2017 — thanks to the efforts of Professor Shum and his team.