Preparing an ‘Optics Flagship’ Via Exhibition and Academy

By Staff
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK and PARIS—Readying its plans for the 2016 edition of Silmo, to be held Sept. 23 to 26 at the Paris Nord Villepinte center, organizers report that over 100 new companies will be attending the exhibition along with new add on services, special concept areas like themed pop-up stores, interactive terminals, trend spotlights and new education for exhibitors attending from around the world.

Organizers Prepare for 10th Anniversary of Opti in Munich This January

By Staff
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:27 AM MUNICH, Germany—Organizers are preparing for the 10th anniversary of Opti, the international trade fair for optical design, to be held here Saturday, Jan. 28 through Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.

Vision Expo East Announces New, Advanced Buying Program

By Staff
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:27 AM NORWALK, Conn.—International Vision Expo & Conference introduced an advanced Buying Program, making it easier for attendees to sort exhibitor discounts being offered only at Expo.

100% Optical Held Last Weekend at London Excel

By Staff
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:21 AM LONDON—100% Optical, has “smashed attendance, business and exhibitor expectations” during its third year on Feb. 6 to 8, organizers said.

100% Optical Plans to Break Records in London This Weekend

By Staff
Friday, February 5, 2016 12:24 AM LONDON—100% Optical has its sights set on smashing attendance, business and exhibitor targets when it opens this weekend, Feb. 6 to 8, at London ExCel, organizers said.

Opti Munich Closes Out Successful 4th Year, Announces Plans for Expansion

By Staff
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:27 AM MUNICH—Opti 2016 closed on Sunday with over 27,500 trade visitors and 576 exhibitors from 81 countries coming through the Messe Munchen exhibition center from Jan 15 thru 17.

Vision Tech Emerges as a Major Focus of CES 2016

By Staff
Monday, January 11, 2016 12:21 AM LAS VEGAS—Even amid the acres of high definition TV screens, beeping robots, flying drones, self-driving cars, sensor-equipped clothing and appliances and other attention grabbing gear on display at CES 2016, smart glasses and other vision-enhancing products managed to create a stir.

Opti to Offer More than 14 Hours of Education Programming

By Staff
Monday, January 4, 2016 12:24 AM MUNICH—Opti, held from Jan. 15 to 17, 2016 at the Fairground Messe Müunchen here, will offer a comprehensive education and speaker program with over 60 speakers accounting for 860 minutes of information in 37 presentations.

3rd Annual 100% Optical to be Held Feb. 6 to 8 in London

By Staff
Monday, December 28, 2015 12:24 AM LONDON—The third annual 100% Optical show will take place from Feb. 6 to 8, 2016 at the ExCeL London exhibition hall, here.

Mido Announces Debut of ‘More!’ at 2016 Milan Exhibition, to Be Held Feb. 27-29

By Staff
Friday, December 4, 2015 12:24 AM NEW YORK—At a special event held here for the media, organizers of Mido, the international eyewear exhibition which will be holding its 45th edition in Milan’s Fiera Milano-Rho on Feb. 27 to 29, 2016, previewed exclusive consumer research about today’s consumer attitudes and values and also announced the debut of ‘More!’, a new satellite area of the established MIDO Design Lab for the 2016 event.

Opti Munich 2016 Puts Major Focus on Newcomers and Independent Talent

By Staff
Monday, November 30, 2015 12:24 AM MUNICH—The 18th Annual Opti Munich will be held from Jan. 15 to 17, 2016 at the Messe Munchen fairground.

Vision Expo East Accepting Entrants to 2016 New Product Gallery

By Staff
Monday, November 9, 2015 12:18 AM Norwalk, Conn.—International Vision Expo & Conference is accepting submissions for the 2016 Vision Expo East New Product Gallery, a unique display opportunity showcasing the best of the best in new eyewear products and technology.

Deborah Castor to Step Down as VP, Trade Shows and Meetings at The Vision Council

By Staff
Friday, October 23, 2015 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Deborah Castor, vice president of trade shows and meetings at The Vision Council, has announced that she will step down in early 2016 after over 16 years at the organization. She will remain in her position until mid-January to help select and transition a replacement.

Vision Expo East Ranks 74th of Gold 100 Largest Trade Show List

By Staff
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 12:15 AM NORWALK, Conn.—International Vision Expo & Conference East, presented by Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council, was recognized as the 74th top ranked U.S. trade show on the 2014 Trade Show Executive magazine's list of the Gold 100.

Vision Monday Hits the “Rue” for Silmo 2015

By Deirdre Carroll
Friday, October 2, 2015 12:09 PM

PARIS—Silmo 2015 took place from September 25-28 at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition center, north of Paris.

This year, organizers reported, 34,250 attendees, a rise of 5 percent rise in visiting professionals. International visitors were in the majority, with 57 percent of attendees from around the world and 43 percent representing French opticians, who turned out in greater numbers this year, according to the show. There were a total of 892 exhibitors in the 33,300 square meters, an increase of 5.3 percent of exhibition, with 75 percent of them coming from abroad.