PICALO 2010 Approaching – Register Today!

March 23 – 25, 2010
Shangri-La Hotel – Wuhan, People’s Republic of China

The Pacific International Conference on Applications of Lasers and Optics (PICALO) focuses on the growth and application of lasers and optics in the Pacific region. PICALO brings together researchers, engineers, equipment suppliers and industry personnel to hear the latest developments and progress in lasers and applications and to share knowledge, experiences and visions. PICALO features sessions on Laser Materials Processing and Laser Micro, Nano and Ultrafast Fabrication as well as the International Enterprise Summit.

PICALO 2010 Advance Program & Registration

Anyone interested in lasers and materials processing from the basic understanding of the interaction between a laser beam and a material, to those interested in how a process can be integrated and optimized for an application should attend PICALO 2010. The organizing committee’s goal for PICALO is to bring both academic and industry people together who may benefit from laser technology. This includes researchers and end-users as well as engineers and technicians engaged in developing laser technology.

Don’t miss your chance to attend this prestigious event! Register online today or download a PDF registration form by clicking here.

Advance Program Includes:

  • Laser Materials Processing Conference
  • Laser Micro, Nano and Ultrafast Fabrication Conference
  • Plenary Session: Superfast Laser / Laser Applications
  • International Enterprise Summit
  • Poster Presentation Gallery

Visit the PICALO website for additional information. For program information, please contact the LIA Conference Department at PICALO@laserinstitute.org

Hotel Information

Shangri-La Hotel
700 Jianshe Ave
Hankou, Wuhan 430015
People’s Republic of China
(86 27) 8580 6868
(86 27) 8572 4590

PICALO 2010 will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel, located in the heart of the Hankou business district, just 25 minutes from Tianhe International Airport and 10 minutes from the Hankou Railway Station.

The hotel’s guestrooms and suites are the city’s finest, with every guest receiving the gracious service for which Shangri-La Hotel is known around the world. Each room is elegantly appointed with luxurious bedding, modern bathrooms and the fine touches that make guests feel welcome and at home. The Shangri-La Hotel is a preferred destination for the world’s most discriminating business and leisure traveler.

*Hotel reservations must be made directly with the Shangri-La Hotel*

PICALO Visa Application

All foreign participants must apply for their visas as early as possible–we are recommending at least 3 months before the meeting. However, some consulates may have backlogs in scheduling visa interviews so they should first contact the consulate to find out how long the wait is for an interview.


To ensure your trip to China is enjoyable, please contact your local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General. Also visit http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/ljzg/3647/t18416.htm for important information.

For information relating to Tourist Visas please visit http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/ljzg/3647/3648/t18418.htm

For information relating to Chinese Visas and Procedures for Visa Applications please visit http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/ljzg/3647/3648/t18417.htm

Download PICALO Invitation Letter Request Form

Sponsorship Opportunities

PICALO offers various level sponsorship opportunities to give your company or organization added promotional exposure. The Sponsorship Program is open to all companies and institutions (industrial, medical and educational) within the laser industry.

To download the PICALO 2010 Sponsor Brochure, click here

For further information on how you can become a sponsor please contact David Evans, +1.407.380.1553

PICALO 2010 is presented by Laser Institute of America in cooperation with Laser Processing Committee of China Optical Society (LPC-COS) and Huazhong University of Science & Technology

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