Fairground Munich, Entrance North. Image copyright GHM
MUNICH—Opti 2022, which was scheduled for January 14-16, 2022 at the Fairground Munich, has been rescheduled to May 13-15, 2022 in Munich. The decision to reschedule is due to increasing COVID-19 infection rates, changes to government requirements at short notice and visitor restrictions, all making reliable planning impossible, organizers said.  Klaus Plaschka, managing director of GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH, said, “It is currently impossible to predict whether the situation will ease again by January. Our primary goal was and remains to organize an opti 2022, which promises success for all participants. In this increasingly acute situation, we can no longer guarantee this for the planned time slot of the event.”

Bettina Reiter, director of opti, said, “Just like we were, the exhibitors and opticians alike were looking forward to seeing each other again. Especially in these difficult times, opti remains an efficient marketing platform. Our aim is to reliably enable the exhibiting companies and opticians to achieve economic success—we want to offer the trade show public a great product experience. Until recently, this was possible under the previously applicable conditions. However, all the underlying new facts and developments, taken together, make postponing opti the only sensible course of action. As the trade show organizers, I am sure that the exhibitors and visitors will understand this difficult decision. And all the more, we look forward to seeing everyone again in May.”

Opti 2022 will take place from May 13-15 in Munich. It will feature the same hall concept and infrastructure as originally planned. Registration is open online here.