Every year we look forward eyewear trade shows that showcases the latest in design, technology and innovation. 2017 is an exciting year with the the development of technology and trends as eyewear brands are catering to the younger generation. Here are 4 of the trade shows we’ve selected that caught out attention and we will be following these trade shows closely to share the latest brands, trends and innovation.
Date: Saturday 28 to Monday 30 January 2017
The international tendencies of the optical sector are presented at the Opti in Munich. The supply includes glasses, frames for glasses, contact lenses, optical instruments and much more. On the other hand, the event also showcases formation and improvement courses related to this sector and the most innovating ideas in the marketing sector.
The visitors are ophthalmologists, opticians, traders, wholesalers and representatives of the industry.
The programme of Opti includes a wide range of conferences and congresses. There’s also a contest where the best ideas related to the optical sector are prized.
Date: 25 February to 27 March 2017
Vision Expo East 2017
Date: March 30 – April 02, 2017
International Vision Expo 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 2017
Date: 6 – 9 October 2017
On 6, 7, 8 and 9 October 2017, the next edition of SILMO will celebrate its 50th anniversary, where the focus will be on renewal, by enhancing its allure to host the sector’s finest trends and innovations, along with its best brands and companies.
Characterised by a very positive business climate, the latest SILMO exhibition welcomed 33,771 visitors including 56.5% from abroad and 43.5% from France, demonstrating its attractiveness for everyone involved in the optics and eyewear sector. Over the four days of the fair, the aisles were crammed with bustling stands and opticians captivated by stimulating products, all enhanced by the balmy atmosphere of the continuing Indian summer. Favourable weather reflecting a promising trade fair too!
As a platform to launch dozens of brands and collections, but also a place to explore innovations, the MONDIAL DE L’OPTIQUE (World Optical Fair) showcased technologies and future trends. This edition was particularly notable for a proliferation of innovations combining the expertise of eyewear and lens manufacturers with new technologies. The focal points of the exhibition: customisation, support for visually impaired people and point-of-sale digitalisation… Not forgetting training in the form of the SILMO ACADEMY and a warm welcome for the opticians of tomorrow.