MILAN—Organizers of Mido 2022 announced today that the international eyewear exhibition will "go back to its origins, taking place from Saturday, April 30 to Monday May 2 in Milan's Rho Pero Fiera fairgrounds. The decision to move the show was driven by the will to ensure exhibitors and visitors the best business conditions, even in this global pandemic situation," the announcement noted, adding, "The new dates represent a profitable period for commercial activities, still respecting the ongoing [timing] of other international eyewear fairs. This is a strategic time of the year for business and internationalization, taking Mido back to its origins, as its first edition actually took place in the month of May. The hope is that the arrival of spring will also bring safer and easier travel between countries, confirming Mido as a key element in the industry on a global level."

Giovanni Vitaloni, chairman of Mido, stated, "Today it seems fairly clear to us that an international fair held in February would risk a reduced number of participants, both exhibitors and visitors. We wish to reflect the needs of companies and confirm Mido as the top event of the year, in a 2022 that is already showing important signs of recovery for the eyewear industry worldwide."

He said, "Mido 2022 held from the end of April to the beginning of May is the best date for us to return to fulfill our mission: creating and maximizing international business opportunities while conferring prestige and vitality to a strategic sector. We are also working to be ready to welcome exhibitors and visitors in maximum safety, following the most updated regulations."

The leading worldwide eyewear event, about three months away, reconfirmed its format, welcoming registrations from visitors who again this year will have special trains available, provided by the event organizers, stopping at Rho Fiera and with seats which can be booked directly on the website, Mido is working on a packed program of events (Otticlub area and Centro Congressi). Furthermore, the digital platform is already available, launched last June for Mido 2021, where it is possible to launch initial contact activity in the run-up to the April event.

For the first in-person edition of Mido with the new regulations, the organizers’ strategy is aimed at finally bringing together industry operators at this key event, a goal that they say can be achieved thanks to the implementation of all necessary safety measures and thanks to the cooperation of all stakeholders.

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