NOW by Vision Expo and Accompanying NOW Awards Will Return to Vision Expo East 2024 to Spotlight Industry Trends, Brands and Designs

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Thursday, January 4, 2024 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA,  Va.—The Vision Council and RX, the joint organizers of Vision Expo, have announced the return of NOW by Vision Expo. The dynamic display and awards program will make its latest appearance at Vision Expo East 2024, taking place March 14-17 at the Javits Center in New York City. This year’s edition promises to expand upon the successes of years past, showcasing a broad array of eyewear designs that illustrate the latest trends in colors, materials, and styles across the industry, organizers said.

Mido 2024 Anticipates More Exhibitors and Continued Initiatives to Advance Sustainability, Women in Leadership Roles and Future Technologies

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023 12:24 AM MILAN—Organizers of Mido, the major international optical fair to be held Feb. 3-5, 2024, are anticipating a larger exhibition and solid international attendance at the event next year, but report they have also been working actively to initiate a broader mandate to help elevate the optical industry in Italy and around the world, to advance messages about design, technology, sustainability and leadership development among women in an expansion of its programs.

Submissions Are Open for Mido's 2024 BeStore Awards

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Thursday, October 26, 2023 12:18 AM MILAN—Organizers of Mido, which will be held Feb. 3 to Feb. 5, 2024, are encouraging companies to take part in the exhibition's 2024 BeStore Awards, which recognizes the best optical stores in the world in the areas of store design and innovation.

The Vision Council Appoints Suzanne Krauss as New Director of Shows

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has announced the appointment of Suzanne Krauss as the organization’s new director of trade shows. Krauss is replacing Sara Bonizio who has left the organization.

LOFT Eyewear Show to Remain in New York

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Monday, October 23, 2023 12:24 AM NEW YORK—LOFT Eyewear Show is set to remain in New York City in 2025 and beyond. Since 2000, the LOFT events, in New York and San Francisco, have showcased exclusive, independent and cutting edge designers from around the world.

Special Travel Package Deals Are Now Available to Visitors to Mido 2024 From the U.S., Central or South America

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Thursday, September 7, 2023 12:15 AM MILAN—Mido organizers of the international eyewear exhibition to be held at Rho-Pero in Milan Feb. 3-5, 2024, are letting prospective attendees know that there are new special travel packages being offered. In order to assist visitors and exhibitors from the U.S, Central and South America, special discounts on flight rates in economy, premium economy and business class, including baggage, three nights in four-star and five-star hotels are now available, according to an announcement from show organizers.

Show Organizers Announce Education Programs Planned for Vision Expo West 2023

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Thursday, July 6, 2023 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, organizers of Vision Expo, announced the education program for Vision Expo West 2023 taking place September 27-30 at the Venetian Convention & Expo Center in Las Vegas.

Silmo Singapore Will Debut in April 2023

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Monday, October 10, 2022 12:18 AM PARIS and SINGAPORE—Organizers have announced that Silmo Singapore will be a new Asian flagship edition of Silmo Paris, to be launched for the first time April 12-14, 2023.

Silmo Organizers Report Rise in International and French Attendance at Silmo 2022 Exhibition

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Friday, October 7, 2022 12:18 AM PARIS—The organizers of the recently-concluded Silmo Paris 2022 exhibition, held at the end of September, reported that the show was "The recovery edition. The figures are now in and they surpass all expectations.

100% Optical Eyewear Exhibition in the U.K. Concludes With a Record 9,680 Visitors

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Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:15 AM LONDON—After an enforced break of over two years, organizers of 100% Optical made its return to the ExCeL London April 23-25 with a record-breaking 9,680 attendees flocking to the U.K.’s biggest optical event. Organizers pointed out the show was the first chance for colleagues and customers to reconnect after the pandemic delayed the show twice. The three-day event featured catwalk shows, CPD seminars, independent and international eyewear designers, showcases of the latest optical technology and a host of new features, with a strong focus on sustainability.

opti 2022 Returns to Munich, Will Showcase Tech and Trends, With Spotlights on Sustainability and Myopia Management

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Thursday, April 14, 2022 12:18 AM MUNICH—After a break due to COVID-19, opti is returning to Munich, Germany this May 13 through 15 at the Fairground Munich.

Mido Organizers Anticipate 630 Exhibitors From 45 Countries at its Upcoming In-Person Show, April 30 to May 2

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022 12:15 AM MILAN—Organizers of Mido, the international eyewear exhibition planned to return in person here, April 30-May 2, report that they are expecting 630 exhibitors, arriving from 45 countries, to take part and showcase collections and products before an audience of Italian and international buyers, opticians, designers and journalists. The entire eyewear supply chain, from the large brands to the smaller companies focused on innovation and experimentation, will be on display in the 5 Mido pavilions at Rho Fiera and in such exhibit and display areas as Fashion District, Lenses, Design Lab, More!, FAiR East, Lab Academy, Start Up and Tech.

Registration Now Open for Mido, as Organizers Count Down to the International Exhibition to be Held April 20 to May 2

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Friday, February 4, 2022 12:27 AM MILAN—Visitors to Mido, the international eyewear show—buyers, designers, entrepreneurs, opticians, ophthalmologists, journalists and eyewear supply chain professional—can now register on the exhibition's website for the forthcoming edition of the show, to be held April 30 to May 2 2022.

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.