From July 29 to 31, customers from various companies and universities attended the first VIP days for industry and materials science at Leica Microsystems’ headquarters in Wetzlar. The VIP days were dedicated to the presentation of latest technologies, the discussion of challenges, and the exchange of experiences for compound, digital and confocal microscopy for industrial applications.
The industry sales and application team developed a balanced program of presentations, product demonstrations and hands-on workshops. “This approach was greatly appreciated by all customers”, says Nicol Ecke, Team Leader Application at Leica Microsystems in Wetzlar. “They gained an expanded overview of our latest technologies.”
Kaveh Foroughi, Application Specialist Industry, presented the digital microscope Leica DVM2500 and the high-end stereo microscope Leica M205 C. Nicol Ecke held a tutorial for the materials microscope Leica DM2700 M. Bert Willems, Application Specialist Surface Metrology, and Markus Auernhammer, Application Specialist Industry, presented the 3D optical surface metrology system Leica DCM8. Besides, the VIP days enabled all participants to share their experiences among each other and with the team of Leica Microsystems. “The VIP days were a great success. We had very positive feedback from the participants and really profited ourselves: We had many valuable discussions with our customers and we were able to help them with their questions on applications”, Ecke explains.
Another highlight was a behind-the-scenes tour through the Leica optics center with Raimund Bayer, Director of Supply Chain Management. “All in all, it was a great event and really exceeded our expectations”, Thomas Klein, Sales Manager Industry Germany, says. “We were really looking forward to it, since the demand was high – I have never seen an event booked out so quickly. We had 50 more people interested in the event, so we decided to organize another one in September 2014.”