2016 Eyewear Tradeshows

Welcome to 2016 and here are the list of all Optical and Eyewear Exhibitions and Tradeshows around the world, we have prepared a brief intro for each trade show or exhibitions for you to find what you are looking for!


Date: 15 – 17 January 2016

Location: Munich, Germany

Website: www.opti.de/en

Frequency: Once a year

Contact: opti@ghm.de

Intro: Every year at the beginning of January, experts and creatives in the optics industry display their newest products at the Fairground Messe München.

Brille & Co 

Date: 23 – 24 January 2016

Location: Dortmund, Germany

Website: www.brille-und-co.com

Frequency: Twice a year

Contact: info@brille-und-co.de

100% Optical

Date: 06 – 08 February 2016

Location: London, UK

Website: www.100percentoptical.com

Frequency: Once a year

Intro: 100% Optical is London’s only annual international optical trade event for industry professionals including optometrists, dispensing opticians, contact lens practitioners and ophthalmologists. Organised in partnership with the Association of Optometrists, 100% Optical offers professionals three days of business, learning and networking.

Contact: info@100percentoptical.com

MIOF (Moscow International Optical Fair)

Date: 16 – 19 February 2016

Location: Moscow, Russia

Website: eng.optica-expo.ru

Frequency: Twice a year

Moscow International Optical Fair (MIOF) is an event for professionals, experts and producers, one of the most important platforms of our country for demonstration of the latest achievements. The exhibition serves as an indicator of the branch state and tendencies of its further development, allows to present advanced technologies, equipment and materials, to establish new and to strengthen already existing business relations.

SIOF (Shanghai International Optical Fair)

Date: 24 – 26 February 2016

Location: Shanghai, China

Website: www.siof.cn/eng/main.php

Frequency: Once a year

Official optical trade exhibition in China and one of the largest optical exhibitions in Asia that showcases most of the international brands and products.


Date: 27 – 29 February 2016

Location: Milan, Italy

Website: www.mido.it

Frequency: Once a year

MIDO makes space for innovative ideas with LAB ACADEMY, a special exhibition area dedicated to young designers in the eyewear world, creatives who think outside the box with results that surprise their devotees. Fresh, original brands that are exhibiting for the first time at MIDO and like to experiment with new and surprising ideas.

Opta Eyewear

Date: 18 – 20 March 2016

Location: Czech Republic

Website: www.bvv.cz/en/opta

Frequency: Once a year OPTA is the most important specialised presentation of eye optics and ophthalmology in the Central and Eastern European region. OPTA is co-organised by the Association of Czech Opticians and Optometrists. During the twelve years that this trade fair has been running at the Brno Exhibition Centre, both the exhibition area and the number of exhibitors have since grown four times lerger. The OPTA trade fair is not just a presentation of top fashion spectacle frames, glasses and contact lenses. Neither is it just about the technology or equipment used, but it also serves as a centre of education, offering numerous specialised lectures and seminars, including the OPTA International Congress for Optics and Optometry Educators and Professionals.


Date: 08 – 10 April 2016

Location: Madrid, Spain

Website: www.ifema.es/expooptica_06

Frequency: Every 2 years

IFEMA Madrid brings together the optics and optometry industry at Expooptica Madrid – Optics and Optometry Exhibition. The facilities at Feria de Madrid host the attendance of the leading companies from the industry and the most prestigious fashion brands under the heading of sunglasses. Expooptica Madrid Trade Show also presents the latest results in research and development, featuring a range of different advances, as well as the latest trends in frames for next season.

Expo Abióptica

Date: 13 – 16 April 2016

Location: Sao Paolo, Brazil

Website: www.expoabioptica.com.br

Frequency: Once a year

The Abióptica coordinates and organizes since 2003 the Expo Abióptica, the largest and most representative optical event in Latin America and one of the world’s largest in the industry, during which all the world optic representatives have the opportunity to discuss, moths new directions and present professionals the full range of updates, innovations and trends in global perspective.

International Vision Expo New York

Date: 14 – 17 April 2016

Location:New York, USA

Website: www.visionexpoeast.com

Frequency: Once a year

International Vision Expo East is the world’s most inclusive ophthalmic conference and expo. Discover comprehensive education covering the full spectrum of medical, diagnostic, lab and practice management skills and the latest trends in eyewear fashion.

Wenzhou Optics Fair

Date: 08 – 10 May 2016

Location: Wenzhou, China

Website: www.opticsfair.com

Frequency: Once a year

First held in 2003, Wenzhou Int’l Optics Fair had 12-year experience of holding fairs. Wenzhou is the most potential Glasses Production Base in China providing medium and high-end eyewear manufacturing and OEM service. Through 30-year’s development, it has already owned approximately 1000 manufactories, with over 100 thousand staff.Its export reached nearly 800 million USD and Ouhai District of Wenzhou is titled as “National Glasses Foreign-trade Reform & Upgrade Demonstration Base”.

International Vision Expo – Las Vegas

Date: September 2016

Location: Las Vegas, USA

Website: www.visionexpowest.com

Frequency: Once a year

International Vision Expo & Conference West is the world’s most inclusive ophthalmic conference and expo. Discover comprehensive education covering the full spectrum of medical, diagnostic, lab and practice management skills and the latest trends in eyewear fashion.

Silmo Paris

Date: 23-26 September 2016

Location: Paris, France

Website: http://en.silmoparis.com/

Frequency: Once a year

SILMO, the essential trade show for professionals in the optics/eyewear sector.Organised by optics manufacturers belonging to the SILMO Association, the SILMO trade show features exceptional know-how made available to optics professionals.

Hong Kong Optical Fair

Date: 9 – 11 November 2016

Location: Hong Kong

Website: www.hktdc.com/fair/hkopticalfair-en/

Frequency: Once a year

Vision-X Dubai

Date: 25 – 27 October 2016

Location: Dubai

Website: www.vision-x.ae

Frequency: Once a year

February 12, 2016