100% Optical Announces New Dates for Trade Show, April 23-25, 2022

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:18 AM LONDON—Due to the escalation of COVID-19 cases across the U.K., and with the possibility of new restrictions in early 2022, London-based trade show 100% Optical has announced the postponement of its 2022 show, originally scheduled for Jan. 22-24, to new dates April 23-25, 2022. The show will take place at ExCeL London, its original venue. All visitor registration, exhibitor stand, sponsorship and hosted meetings will automatically be transferred to the new dates. Show organizers are working to reconfirm speaker availability in order to honor CPD and education courses as well.

Mido 2022 Organizers Reconfirm the Exhibition Is Set to Open its Doors Feb. 12 to 14 in Milan

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Friday, December 3, 2021 12:21 AM MILAN—Mido 2022 organizers have issued a reconfirmation that the major international optics fair is set to open its doors Feb. 12 to 14 at Fiera Milano Rho here, as scheduled.

Applications are Open to Apply for Mido's BeStore 2022 Awards

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Monday, November 8, 2021 12:18 AM MILAN—Applications are now being accepted by Mido for consideration for the international eyewear and optics exhibition's 2022 BeStore Awards, which seeks to recognize leaders in optical retail, culled from submissions around the world. Awards are bestowed for BeStore Design and BeStore Innovation. Organizers said, "Working toward excellence is a driving force that starts from the individual and involves all the supply chain/BeStore Award represents this impulse and returns again this year to highlight optical centers able to stand out for Design or Innovation. If you work toward excellence too this is your chance: apply for being elected the best optical center in 2022."

Barcelona Specs Sets Dates for 2022

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Thursday, October 28, 2021 12:21 AM PARIS—The Specs eyewear fair concept, in conjunction with Silmo, will launch a new event dedicated to independent eyewear in Barcelona next year, May 7-8, 2022.

Organizers of opti 2022 Anticipate Four-Hall Show Navigation, YES Area for Independent Brands, Awards and New opti FORUMNxt for Live Event Jan 14-16

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Friday, October 15, 2021 12:21 AM MUNICH—The organizers of opti 2022, to be held Jan. 14-16, 2022 at the Munich Fairgrounds, stated they are "focused on the essentials," for the show which will return to its four-hall concept and an in-person event, a return since the show's cancellation in January 2021 due to COVID-19.

2021 Silmo d'Or Honors Eyewear and Technology Creators

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:18 AM PARIS—The winners of the 2021 Silmo d'Or Awards were presented during last weekend's Silmo 2021 Optical Fair at Paris Nord Villepinte. During a special ceremony, the honors were given to a range of eyewear creators and technology companies, presented by Silmo's president, Amelie Morel, who was joined by Jean-Christophe Leblanc, the set designer and art director who served as the Silmo Jury president for this edition, according to an announcement from Silmo.

DaTE Organizers Begin Countdown to the Sept. 11-13 Show in Florence, Italy

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Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:15 AM MILAN—Organizers for DaTE Eyewear have started their countdown for the 9th edition of the show, the international exhibition dedicated to avant-garde eyewear, which will open at the Leopolda in Florence, Italy on Saturday Sept. 11 and will continue until Monday Sept. 13, "DaTE represents an important moment for the eyewear sector: 2021 was not the year that everyone was hoping for, but we have never lost sight of the goal of our mission, to build an unmissable and original event, true fulcrum of the ferment and vivacity of avant-garde eyewear, an appointment that has grown year after year," commented Giovanni Vitaloni, president of DaTE. 

DaTE Exhibit to Return to Florence, Italy Sept. 11 to 13

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:15 AM MILAN—DaTE, the international trade show featuring avant-garde eyewear is set to return with its ninth edition to Florence, Italy from September 11 to 13 this year. The Fall-Winter 2021-22 show will return to the centrally-located  Stazione Leopolda, easily reached by car and train from various points within Italy, organizers said. The exhibition is focusing on a core aim of "heralding—through creativity and innovation—the re-opening and progress in the world of eyewear." Stated Giovanni Vitaloni, president of DaTE, "We are faced with a new challenge in 2021. Our aim is to send a strong message to the industry, mobilizing all of the industry movers and shakers who, thanks to their innovative prowess, embody the ability to build the future. For anyone engaged in research, experimentation and innovation. This is a custom-made event, an all-important business 'runway' to showcase their ideas and products that are an expression of change, the change we need, after the hiatus caused by the pandemic."

Reed Exhibitions, Partner With The Vision Council in Vision Expo, Announces Corporate Rebranding to RX

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:15 AM LONDON—Reed Exhibitions, which is a partner with The Vision Council in the Vision Expo East and Vision Expo West shows, announced last week its evolution to RX, with an updated graphic visual identity and updated brand positioning.

Vision Expo East 2021 Concludes Show in Orlando, Brings Together Members for Education and Exhibition

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo East 2021 concluded on Saturday, June 5. The four-day event, which took place for the first time in Orlando, Florida, from June 2-5 at the Orange County Convention Center, marked the first large-scale, in-person trade show for the vision care community since 2019. Organizers said the show "brought together thousands of members of the industry." VMAIL asked about attendance at the show. A spokesperson said that "Vision Expo will not be releasing attendance figures at this time."

Mido 2021 Digital Edition Brings Together Visionaries, Executives, Designers, Trend Observers for Three-Day Program and a Virtual Exhibition

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:27 AM MILAN—The Mido 2021 Digital Edition concluded its three-day program yesterday but extended on-demand viewings of the comprehensive program and speaker presentations geared to an international audience, along with a virtual exhibition hall, and other special reports which will be available to registered attendees through Dec. 31.

Registration Opens for Vision Expo East 2021, Taking Place June 2-5 in Orlando, Fla.

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Monday, March 22, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, have announced that registration is now open for Vision Expo East 2021, taking place June 2-5 in Orlando, Fla. at the Orange County Convention Center. The show is themed ONE Vision – ONE Focus – ONE Future. Hotel reservations at Vision Expo’s official partner hotels also open today, March 22. The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon @Vision Expo, will open Wednesday, June 2 and exhibits open Thursday, June 3. To register for Vision Expo East’s Exhibit Hall and Education, click here.

Midwest Best Set for Chicago to Showcase Indie Brands, March 25-27

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:15 AM CHICAGO—Coming together with a common goal and a shared desire to re-establish a more personal exchange between brand and customers possibly within a safe and relaxed environment, leading independent eyewear brands are joining forces again to hold Midwest Best, a cooperative kick-off to the spring/summer order season which will be held here March 25-27. Organized in collaboration with Marriott Suites-O'Hare in Rosemont, Ill., each brand will have its own suite, enabling the showing of collections in a safe environment, organizers said. The group, held a similar show last October, as VMAIL reported and this is its third event in Chicago.

Mido Organizers Emphasize Optimistic Outlook as June 5-7 Event Registration Opens

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Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:18 AM MILAN, Italy—Mido organizers have been busy organizing the next edition of the leading international show, and registration, which opened Jan. 28, continues now.

LOFT Sets Dates for San Francisco Show Sept. 18-19 at Fort Mason Gallery 308 Venue

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:21 AM NEW YORK—The organizers of the LOFT Eyewear show have announced that LOFT SF will be held in San Francisco, Sept. 18-19, at Fort Mason in Gallery 308.