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EPIC B2B Meeting

– Title : 

Epic Round Table on Lidar Technology for Defence at OPTRO

– Date & Location :

Thursday 8th February 2018 from 14:00 to 16:00.

OECD Conference Center, 2, rue André Pascal – F-75016 Paris.

– Objectives:

The purpose of the meeting is to facilitate the exchange of information between the photonics component and system suppliers and integrators of the Aerospace, Security and Defence industry. Based on an examination of subjects proposed by technology-integrators, technologies in the following technical fields will be presented: Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) systems

EPIC B2B Meeting Concept – Component and system suppliers from small/medium/large companies who have a new or innovative technological solution present their technologies to integrators who seek specific capabilities and performance. The technologies presented should be innovative and new and ready for integration into a final system. Integrators will briefly present their needs and requirements in the field of Photonics. Participants will have ample opportunities to network and be able to discuss business and technology details during the event. The EPIC B2B Roundtable accelerates the presence in the market of key competitive technologies.

– Registration :

Register online: and contact Neringa Norbutaite, EPIC Events Manager at

– Information :

Please contact EPIC         Résultat de recherche d'images pour "logo epic european photonics"


They will take a part at the OPTRO2018 Exhibition:


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If you want to join and take the opportunity to exhibit your company, it’s not too late!
You have until January, 12nd to book your booth by sending an email at


Becoming an exhibitor on OPTRO2018 will enable you to:

  • Associate your image to a quality international event in the field of Optronics,
  • Illustrate your company’s focus on bringing innovation solutions to the market,
  • Promote your latest products and innovations,
  • Meet potential clients or providers on your booth or during the social event.

For all enquiries please contact: /

Important information


For safety reasons, security checks will be organized systematically at the entrance of the conference center. Registration on site will not be possible. Your ID, visitor access pass sent by email and  payment recipe will be requested at the entrance of the Conference Center.


Paris has a temperate climate which will be familiar to visitors from the UK and most of the north of Western Europe. Because there are no extremes of climate, the weather adds to the city’s charm, rather than detracting from it. Even rainy days can be beautiful in the city of light, especially at night when the lights reflect in the puddles.

February is a very cool time in Paris, when the city is in the midst of the winter season. During this month, the average temperature for the capital increases very slightly from 4°C up to 5.5°C.


>> RER

Line C – Henri Martin station


Line 9 – La Muette station

>> BUS

Line 63 – Octave Feuillet stop
Line 52 – La Muette Boulainvilliers stop
Line PC1 – Porte de la Muette stop

For more details concerning the various transport lines, consult the RATP map.
You can also request a copy when you purchase your transport tickets.
For more information concerning public transport in the Paris region, please consult the RATP website.

RATP has 3 dedicated bus lines for travel to and from the major airports around Paris: Orly et Roissy Charles de Gaulle. See their website for more information about these bus lines, as well as alternative itineraries by public transport for travelling to and from the airport.

Air France coaches are at your service with 5 regular bus lines taking you to and from the airports.  Please see their website for more information.

Vélib is a self-service “bike hire” system available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are multiple pick-up and drop-off locations which allow you to pick up your bike from one service point and drop off to another. Consult the Vélib website for more information and a list of Vélib stations.

>> PARKING (5- 6 minute walk from the Symposium venue)

Parking Henri Martin 2 Omniparc Epolia
101-115, avenue Henri Martin – Paris 16

Parking Serep
125, rue de la Faisanderie – Paris 16


FEBRUARY 4 (incl)


All participants including Chairmen and Speakers are required to register and settle registration fees prior to the conference.

Personnal QR Code will be send to you by email from OECD Center in order to access to the building.
It’s mandatory to have it with your ID to pass throught the security at the entrance.


If you need help regarding your visa requirements to come to Paris, please contact 

>> Full Time Symposium fees includes

Symposium session attendance, Symposium documentation, Symposium Proceedings. coffee breaks, lunches, 1 ticket for OPTRO2018 Gala Dinner on February 6th, 1 ticket for Cocktail & OPTRO Award on February, 7th

>> Symposium fees includes

Symposium session attendance, Symposium documentation, Symposium Proceedings. coffee breaks, lunches, 1 ticket for Cocktail & OPTRO Award on February 7th

>> Social Events

– Tuesday, February 6th: OPTRO2018 Gala Dinner (Dinner Cruise): 90€ for extra ticket, included in the Full Time Symposium fees only.

– Wednesday, February 7th : Cocktail & OPTRO Awards (Exhibition Area) – Free for symposium attendants / 50€ for extra ticket

>> EPIC Round Table Lidar Technology for Defence – February, 8th (14:00 – 16:00)

Registration to participate is required:
EPIC members and invited companies: 100 EUR (excluding VAT)
Non-members: 250 EUR (excluding VAT)
For more information and online registration, please click here

>> Technical Visit – February, 9th => CANCELED

A Technical Visit is organized at Safran REOSC. Number of participants is limited.
A copy of your ID is mandatory at the registration.

Projected schedule:
08h30: Departure from OECD Center
09h30 : Welcome
10h00 : Presentation
11h00 : Walking tour
12h30 : Lunch

Safran Reosc, subsidiary of Safran Electronics and Defense, is world leader in precision optics for astronomy and European leader in large space optics. We design and develop high performance opto-mechanics and lightweight mirrors, perform precision polishing of asphere and freeform profile down to nanometer accuracy, deposit advanced optical thin films for UV-Vis-IR applications and perform AIT activitiesin our large clean room laboratory.
Safran Reosc process conventional glassy and glass ceramic and has also made one of its key skills the polishing of Silicon Carbide mirrors.
Safran Reosc has been selected by the European Southern Observatory for the polishing of the ELT M1 segments, M2 and M3 4-m optics and M4 thin glass shells for the 39-m aperture Extremely Large Telescope, the world’s largest telescope ever built.
The visit will start by a presentation of the company and its key projects. Then a tour of the facility will allow to see some large equipment in operation and the 4-m optical shop which is under configuration to receive soon the first 4-m blank for the ELT M2 mirror.

>> Cancellation policy

Cancellation will only be accepted up to 15 days prior to the symposium and must be in writing. At less than 15 days from the symposium, cancellation fee will apply for (80% of the fees).

Delegates who do not cancel before the start of the symposium (February, 6th) will be liable to the full registration fees.


They are no block booking and no price agreement between OPTRO2018 and the surrounding hotels.
Participants who need accommodation have to book themselves.

Hotels close to OPTRO2018 / OECD Conference Center


48, rue de Passy, 75016 Paris
Tél: +33 1 42 88 47 55
Fax: +33 1 42 30 83 72
Métro: La Muette ou Passy
Distance de l’OCDE : 0.9 Km


3, rue Nicolo, 75116 Paris
Tél: +33 1 42 88 83 40
Fax: +33 1 42 24 45 41
Métro: Passy ou La Muette
Distance de l’OCDE : 0.9 Km


14, rue Saint Didier, 75016 Paris
Tél: +33 1 47 27 23 36
Fax: +33 1 47 27 82 87
Métro: Boissière
Distance de l’OCDE : 1.7 Km


3, avenue Raymond Poincaré, 75116 Paris
Tél: +33 1 47 27 33 30
Fax: +33 1 47 27 80 85
Métro: Trocadéro
Distance de l’OCDE : 1.6Km


3, Rue Vital, 75116 Paris
Tél: +33 1 45 04 49 49
Fax:+33 1 45 04 59 50
Métro: Muette ou Passy
Distance de l’OCDE : 1 Km


5, rue Gavarni, 75116 Paris
Tél: +33 1 45 24 52 82
Fax: +33 1 40 50 16 95
Métro: Passy
Distance de l’OCDE : 1.2 Km




Updated on February,  1st 



If you are a selected to present a paper, please note that the Symposium organisation will apply the rule:
“no paper no show”

     >> Notification

Notifications were sent on November, 2nd. If you have not received it, please check your spam box or contact: 
You also can check the statut of your abstract by login on the dedicated plateform.
The person submitting the abstract will be designated as the contact person and the main author.

     >> Full paper deposit

You have to download your full paper before January, 11th 2018 on the dedicated platform. Please download the template to follow in PDF or WORD and the PRA if you need it.

     >> Language

Please note that the official language for the symposium will be English. All presentations and documents must be in English.

     >> Conference Schedule

Abstract Deadline August 28th, 2017      EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 28th 2017
Notification of Acceptance to Authors November 2nd, 2017
Deadline for Manuscripts January 11th, 2018
Final Programme December 19th, 2017
OPTRO 2018 6th – 8th February 2018

     >> Topics

For this 8th edition, the Symposium will welcome papers covering the following main topics:

  1. Imaging and Systems
  2. Sensors and Components
  3. Laser Sensors and Systems
  4. Signal and Image Processing
  5. Simulation
  6. Photonics R&T and Emerging Technologies
  7. Airborne Applications (NEW)
  8. Air, Land & Sea Defence Applications
  9. Homeland Security Applications
  10. Space applications

     >> Contact

3AF Secretariat
6 rue Galilée, 75116 Paris, France
Phone: +33 (0)1 56 64 12 30

Email : /


Personnal QR Code will be send to you by email from OECD Center in order to access to the building.
It’s mandatory to have it with your ID to pass throught the security at the entrance.


OPTRO2018 will be held in the OECD Conference Center, Paris, France
2 rue André Pascal, 75775 Paris, France

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Presented by 3AF