Industry Leaders to Come Together for the 11th Annual Smithers Apex Phosphor Global Summit

  Industry Leaders to Come Together for the 11th Annual Smithers Apex Phosphor
  Global Summit

        Registration is now open for March 18-20, 2013 in New Orleans

Business Wire

PORTLAND, Maine -- November 15, 2012

Smithers Apex is proud to announce that registration is now open for the
Phosphor Global Summit, taking place March 18-20, 2013. The Sheraton New
Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana will host the 11th annual edition of the
conference featuring contributions from members of the entire industry supply
chain, completing the circle from research and raw material to end user.

“The agenda this year has more sessions, and more speakers than we have ever
had before! We have new sessions on the hottest phosphor industry topics like
photovoltaic devices, quantum dots, and phosphors for OLED’s and emissive
displays,” said Barbara Fowler, Conference Director at Smithers Apex. Key
players in the industry are already confirmed to present at the Phosphor
Global Summit 2013 including Toshiba, 3M, Department of Energy, Mitsubishi,
Dow, Siemens, Hamamatsu Photonics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Los
Alamos National Laboratory, and National Institute for Materials Science

This is a niche gathering designed to allow industrial and academic research
staff and the customer users of phosphors to collaborate, network, and share
ideas. Phosphor Global Summit will feature several distinguished research
universities such as Columbia University, Brown University, Delft University
of Technology, Ghent University, Vilnius University, University of Canterbury,
University of Victoria, and Korea University and more will spur discussions
for the future of phosphors.

The 2013 advisory board reflects the blending of industrial and academic
research with Dr. Thomas Jüstel, Professor, Dept. Chemical Engineering,
University of Applied Sciences Münster and Prof. Dr. Andries Meijerink,
University of Utrecht representing academics. Board members representing
industry include Dr. Alok M. Srivastava, GE Global Research; Dr. Holger
Winkler, Head of R&D Solid State Lighting, MERCK KGaA; Steven Deutsch,
Business Development and Marketing Manager, Rhodia; Seth Coe-Sullivan,
Co-founder and CTQ, QD Vision Inc.; Prof. Dr. Cees Ronda, Research Fellow,
Research Group Light Generation, Philips Group Innovation, Research; Dr. Gregg
Kottas, Research Scientist, Universal Display Corporation; Dr. Madis Raukas,
Research Manager in Materials Science / Solid State Lighting (SSL), Osram
Sylvania; and Dr. Oleg Shchekin, Director, Device Architecture, Technology
Research and Development, Philips Lumileds.

For more information on the Phosphor Global Summit go to To receive conference and industry updates join our
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consulting to an expanding list of niche, emerging and high growth industries,
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