SCENE + HEARD: Shows DaTE Organizers Begin Countdown to the Sept. 11-13 Show in Florence, Italy By Staff 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. "And for the ninth edition, now just around the corner, the team has worked constantly to make it unique and accessible in complete safety, applying the regulations and dedicating great attention and sensitivity to every detail in order to protect all those who will participate. A commitment which we firmly believe will produce a flagship eyewear event not only in Italy, but internationally."Organizers emphasize that DaTE "will take place in complete safety, following the regulations dictated by the Italian government for fairs and events." Access to the event for all participants (over the age of 12) will be possible by presenting the full covid vaccination certificate (Green Pass), or with one of the requirements specified below:Certificate of vaccination (even of the first dose only, after 14 days from the shot).Rapid molecular or antigen test with negative result within the previous 48 hours.Certificate of recovery from Covid-19 infection within the previous 6 months.The event will welcome national and international exhibitors with over 120 brands that stand out in the sector for their originality, design and innovative use of materials, organizers said. The list of exhibitors is available on the event website and registrations are already open for visitors and journalists: through the link, they will be able to receive the digital pass via email and that will be presented at the entrance on a smartphone. The event app is also available.