MILAN—Silmo has been extending its presence around the world since 2014 with what show organizers refer to as the "Silmo Family" concept, coordinating local events that address market specifics. At the recent Mido show in Milan, Silmo's organizers announced that they will be partnering with Copenhagen Specs and will bring that show, held in Denmark March 2 to 3 and in Berlin Oct. 5 to 6 to the Silmo Family. Details of the arrangement were not disclosed.

The family of shows have included Silmo Istanbul for the Middle East, Central Asia, Eastern Europe and North Africa; Silmo Bangkok for the ASEAN zone; and Silmo Sydney for the Oceania zone.

The 53rd edition of Silmo Paris exhibition is planned for Sept. 27 to 30, and organizers note that "while it's seven months from the opening, 80 percent of its objectives have been reached." With 1,000 exhibitors expected, covering all the fields of the optics and eyewear industry, Silmo Paris is dedicated to future innovations, talent promotion, professional discussions, training and information, with its four proactive and interactive “pillars”—Silmo Next, Silmo M@tch, SILMO d’Or and Silmo Academy.