Successful Photonics West 2015

Cindy & Woody with Hiroshi Yamamoto and Minetoshi Asaka from Autex, Inc.

Cindy & Woody with Hiroshi Yamamoto and Minetoshi Asaka from Autex, Inc.

We would like to express our gratitude to all of our customers and vendors who came by our booth at Photonics West 2015 in San Francisco. It truly was the International Year of Light for us as we were able to take advantage of engaging with our international partners. We very much enjoyed the opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with you and to discuss our 2015 objectives. There is a considerable amount of work and expense to participate in this show but we feel that it is very beneficial to both our vendors and our customers to get face time with us despite this era of social media and impersonal emails.

We were able to preview our new website with a variety of interested parties. Initial response was that it was well received. Our plan is to have the website go live by early March 2015. Some show statistics had 1265 vendors and 21,000+ attendees. We can attest to the large number of visitors. All of the OptiSource representatives (Woody, Cindy, and Kevin) were very engaged with suppliers, established and loyal customers as well as potential new customers throughout the conference. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time because in addition to the “during the show” meetings we had breakfast and dinner meetings as well.
​One of the really enjoyable moments is to sample the culinary treats that San Francisco has to offer in the evening from Korean Barbeque to steaks at Morton’s or seafood at Tarantino’s. Eating also allows us and our partners to develop more meaningful connections than just a purchase order relationship.

​I would like to thank my staff for allowing us to participate in this event and continue keeping our commitments to our partners. I would like to thank Cindy, my business partner, for all the work she does in keeping me organized and making sure all the “i’s” are dotted and “t’s” are crossed during preparation before, during, and post the show.


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