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POP4: The 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Photonics and Opto-Electronics Packaging – Tuesday 15 October 2024

The growth in demand for photonics and opto-electronic components driven by the exponential expansion in data centre traffic, wireless technologies, sensors, quantum applications and autonomous vehicles is posing challenges for opto-electronic packaging techniques in order to increase transmission rates and reduce manufacturing costs.

IMAPS-UK, in partnership with the Torbay Hi-Tech Cluster (THTC) and South Devon College brings you the 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Photonics and Opto-Electronics Packaging (pOp4). The pOp4 Conference and Exhibition will be held at the South Devon College Hi Tech & Digital Centre, Paignton on Tuesday 15 October 2024.

This Event will meet the needs of those involved with design of systems, development of components as well as end-users. The conference and exhibition will take place at the University Centre at South Devon College, which is one of the main focus areas of the photonics and opto-electronics components in the UK.

The Conference and Exhibition on Tuesday 15th October 2024 at South Devon College, will consist of a full day of presentations from national and international speakers, time to meet with Exhibitors and Sponsors, take the opportunity to view the latest Academic Research and Development at a Poster Gallery and network with peers.

pOp4 Conference – Call for Abstracts

Please download pOp4 Conference – Call for Abstracts

All abstracts received by the submission deadline of Friday 28th June 2024 will be evaluated by the organising team. Abstracts covering a balanced range of the main conference topics will be selected and invited to provide an Oral Presentation (20mins + 5 mins questions) and Poster Presentations in the Exhibition area during the conference.

Students, PDRAs and Early Career Employees who submit an Abstract, accepted by the pOp4 Organising Team for Poster Presentation, will be offered Free Entry to the pOp4 Conference and will be eligible for a Poster Award.

Abstracts consisting of a title, authors names/affiliations and text of up to 200 words are due by Friday 28th June 2024.

Please submit your Abstract to

Sponsorship Opportunity at pOp4 Conference

IMAPS-UK is pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities for pOp4 Conference

The Sponsorship Package includes:

  • One complete Exhibitor Package (see below)
  • Place for one additional person with full access to the Conference
  • Opening speaking slot (up to 5 minutes length)
  • 1 full A4 advert in the Event Programme (PDF)
  • Logo and links on all promotion documents and website

The Sponsorship Package is offered at £1200 (exc VAT) – Ticket Ref: pOp4-06.

Exhibit at pOp4 Conference

Interested in attending pOp4 as an exhibitor?

The Exhibitor package offers:

  • Place for one person with full access to the Conference
  • A 200 word description in the Event Programme (PDF)
  • A table top display with room behind for two pop-up banners
  • Logo and Links to company on event promotion and website
  • Short introduction to the delegates during the Conference

Five reasons to exhibit at pOp4 Conference:

  • It’s “Where the Industry and Academia Meet”
  • See multiple customers in one location
  • Showcase products or services to opto-electronics packaging community
  • Enhance your brand and raise your profile
  • Discover new industry and business contacts

Exhibitor Rates:

  • IMAPS-UK Corporate Member Exhibitor: £350 – Book Ticket pOp4-04
  • Non Member Exhibitor: £500 – Book Ticket pOp4-05

Prices shown are exclusive of VAT.

Attendance at pOp4

Registration for pOp4 is open below.

  • IMAPS-UK (inc IMAPS Worldwide) and Torbay Hi-Tech Cluster (THTC) Member: £85 – Book Ticket pOp4-01
  • Non Member: £155 Book Ticket pOp4-02
  • IMAPS-UK Student Member: £30 – Book Ticket pOp4-03
  • Students, PDRs and Early Career Workers with Poster Submission: £0 (free) Book Ticket pOp4-03p

Students (PhD and Undergraduate), PDRs and Early Career Workers who submit a Poster, which is approved by the pOp4 Organising Team, will be offered a free registration to the pOp4 Conference 2024, please book Ticket pOp4-03p

Prices shown are exclusive of VAT.

Cancellation Policy

Please click on Cancellation Policy for information on cancellations and changes to event format for bookings.


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Please e-mail the IMAPS-UK Office if you have objections to any of the above consent.

Transport and Accommodation:

Devon is conveniently available for transport links from the rest of the UK, being served by Flights to Exeter Airport,  fast train services from London, Bristol and other UK National centres and Road access from the M5 motorway.

There are several hotels within a radius of 5 miles from the South Devon College.

The Premier Inn: Paignton South – (White Rock, Long Road South, Paignton, TQ4 7RZ) is within walking distance.   This can be booked via the Premier Inns website.

The College is served by the Local #22 bus service (available from Paignton Train Station).

Book Event Tickets

When booking the event, please ensure that the Delegate Name is included on the booking form, if you are not the person attending. Please note that the person booking the event will be the only person who will have access to event booking history and be able to download any event materials .


Ticket Type Price Spaces
pOp4-01 - IMAPS and THTC Member £85.00
pOp4-02 - Non Member £155.00
pOp4-03 - IMAPS-UK Student Member £30.00
pOp4-03p - Student, PDR and Early Career Worker with approved Poster submission £0.00
pOp4-04 - IMAPS-UK Corporate Member Exhibitor £350.00
pOp4-05 - Non-Member Exhibitor £500.00
pOp4-06 - Conference Sponsor £1,200.00

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Date(s) - 15/10/2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

South Devon College, Paignton, TQ4 7EJ
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