LIA’s Lasers for Manufacturing Summit Provides C-Suite & Top Executives with Comprehensive Laser Market Perspective & Insight


Laser Institute of America will hold its Lasers for Manufacturing Summit on April 25, beginning at 1 PM at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA. Held in conjunction with LIA’s fifth Lasers for Manufacturing Event® (LME®), the summit will focus exclusively on C-suite, top executives and critical stakeholders such as suppliers, technology analysts and investors.

This one-of-a-kind event for business leaders will provide an extensive market perspective unobtainable anywhere else, complete with market data segmented by applications, and critical business overviews of available laser technology. Leading industry experts will present their views and analysis of topics such as the laser market business outlook, industry trends and leading-edge applications development.

“The Lasers for Manufacturing Summit is tailor-made for executives, designed to provide an opportunity to network with fellow executives, obtain advice from the best in the business, discuss problems at the top, and develop valuable content, all in one afternoon,” said LIA’s Executive Director, Peter Baker. “By attending the Summit, executives can access the players, the technology and the opportunity that resides in the industry.”

Summit participants will also attend several expert presentations, complete with first-hand intelligence on how to seize the innovation that these powerful tools provide. The keynote presentation, delivered by LIA Past President and industrial laser applications pioneer David Belforte, will discuss the Global Market for Industrial Lasers, drawing on his extensive experience in the cutting edge research, development and industrial implementation of high technology materials processing.

Five additional presentations will cover pivotal industry applications. These are, Engineered Welded Blanks – Evolution & Applications by Jim Evangelista, Director of Research and Development at Shiloh Industries, Inc., Laser Material Processing – New Tools Yield Success by Mark Barry of Prima Power Laserdyne, Laser Welding – A Paradigm Shift for Product Design & Economics of Scale by David Havrilla of TRUMPF Inc., a presentation on Laser Cleaning Laser Removal by Susan Sprentall of SurClean, and an exhibition on The Laser Seam Stepper: New Fiber Laser Welding Tool by Michael Wiener of IPG Photonics Corporation.

To round out the educational event, Industrial Laser Solutions’ Editor-in-Chief, David Belforte, will moderate a Laser Manufacturing Forum with panelists of varying industry specialties. A VIP Reception will begin immediately afterward at 5 PM. Attend the VIP Reception to meet high-level executives, speakers and LIA board members for an exclusive network gathering.

Registration is still open for this one-of-a-kind C-suite and executive event. To register for the Lasers Manufacturing Summit, and for more information, please contact the Conference Department at or call 1.800.34.LASER.