Silmo 2013, D’Or Awards to be Held This Week


PARIS— Silmo is scheduled for Sept. 26-29 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition center. With an exhibition area of 80,000 square meters spread over two halls, 950 exhibitors from all over the world will be in attendance representing 1,350 brands.

In 2012, 34,696 visitors attended the show, 54 percent came from abroad and 46 percent from France, according to organizers. Additionally 82 percent of surveyed attendees stated their intention to return in 2013, they said.

The Silmo d’Or Awards, now in their 20th year, will be presented the evening of Sept. 26. The nominees this year are:

Vision/ Lenses: BBGR for Intuitiv; Essilor for Crizal Prevencia; Novacel for SymbioZ.

Contact Lenses: Coopervision for MyDay; CVE for UltraHealth.

Material/Equipment: ACEP for Smart Mirror Mobile; Nidek for ARK-1s; Novacel for Master RPGA.

Low Vision: Acces’Solutions for i-loview super HD; Etex for Pebble HD; Essilor for Prodigi Duo; Ollendorf for Visu Plus 10; Visiole for Véo.

Children: Inface for IF 9001-02; JF Rey for Joseba; Karavan & Co for Monsieur Madame MM0015; Opal for Tartine & Chocolat AA249; Seaport for Kilt 03 from de Façonnable.

Optic Frame: Dita Eyewear for Thom Browne TB-011; Hapter for A01L; Kame Mannen for KMN-701; Masunaga for Masunaga GMS Limited 2013; Sugimotokei for KS52 C-4.

Sunglass: Dita Eyewear for Thom Browne TB-701; Factory900-Aoyama for Fa-1111; Feb31st for ISAAC 48000; Kuboraum for H1; Undostrial- Lucas de Staël for Once Upon a time …

Sport Equipment: Grasset Associés for Magnesium P5560 from d’ Eden Park; Groupe Logo for Fury from de Salomon; Julbo for Tensing Flight; Maui Jim for Hot Sands.

Frame Technological Innovation: Cidi for 3MOMI Tech; ic! Berlin for Julius; Marius Morel for Var; pq Eyewear for Angel; W-Eye Wooden Eyewear for King Eider.