EPIC promotes the sustainable development of photonics organizations. We want EPIC members to expand their resources and influence in the industry, grow business opportunities and create technology partnerships. Hence, as part of EPIC’s membership services, we help EPIC members access international markets by organizing international delegation trips. These EPIC International Delegations are organized by having members attend an exhibition, meeting, or event where they usually have networking lunch or dinner with local players and stakeholders – such as, distributors, industry associations, and, sometimes, government officials. During these delegation trips, EPIC organizes group company visits where our members visit facilities of local companies. We also provide delegation members a list of companies that we are well-connected with to which our members can organize future individual company visits. Through these industry focused international delegations, EPIC supports its members connect and engage with key regional players and stakeholders, learn from them, and reach a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges in accessing those specific local markets.