Frames & Fashion
Management & Praxis
Branche & Zahlen
Women In Optics
Fair from 24 to 26 February 2024
Celebrating a decade of 100% Optical
23 August 2023 – UK optical trade show 100% Optical will open registration for its biggest ever event from 24-26 February 2024 in September. The tenth event for opticians and optometrists in the UK at ExCeL in London will additionally celebrate with the debut of the concurrent 100% Ophthalmology.
Ophthalmic optics creates industry navigator
Trend Radar by opti: helping to shape the future
16 August 2023 – Diving into the future of the ophthalmic optics sector: opti is calling on ophthalmic opticians and the industry, nationally and internationally, to create an optics trend radar through a joint trend assessment. The results will be presented in Munich in January.
End of September in Halls 6 and 7
News from SILMO Paris
11 August 2023 – With a new layout in Halls 6 and 7, SILMO Paris 2023 is reinventing the itinerary to arouse visitors’ curiosity and encourage their discovery of the nearly 1,000 exhibitors. This redesigned space is not the only innovation for the event at the end of September.
Exhibitor list and visitor registration
DaTE in September starts registration
3 August 2023 – On 9 and 10 September, the 11th edition of the DaTE eyewear fair will begin in Florence. Once again, in addition to Italian brands, manufacturers from France, Germany, the USA, Sweden and Switzerland, among others, will be present. More than 80 brands have already confirmed their participation, according to the fair.
Data for first quarter 2023
ANFAO: Cautious optimism in Italy’s eyewear sector
20 July 2023 – ANFAO’s General Assembly in Verona at the beginning of July was an opportunity to take stock of the eyewear sector and the general economic environment in Italy. President Giovanni Vitaloni and members also talked about Made in Italy, production quality and sustainability.
On 30 September and 1 October
Silmo Academy: optimisation for opticians
6 July 2023 – SILMO Paris takes place in conjunction with the Rugby World Cup and preparations for the next Summer Olympics. Events that demonstrated the skills, will to succeed and dedication of top athletes. For the new edition of the SILMO Academy, it was important for the organisers to offer professionals expertise in the field of optimisation.
Fashion designer from Oyonnax
Silmo d’Or: Fafiotte new jury president
20 June 2023 – The Silmo d’Or jury has a new president: Nicolas Fafiotte was curious to explore other creative worlds and takes on the prestigious role of SILMO d’Or president. The fashion designer hails from Oyonnax in the Ain region, the cradle of the French eyewear industry.
Exhibitor figures and events
MIDO preparations in full swing
31 January 2023 – Over 1,000 exhibitors have registered for MIDO, starting in Milan on 4 February 2023, according to the organisers. The exhibiting companies come from all over the world and represented the entire supply chain of the eyewear industry. Germany, France, Austria, Spain, Denmark, the USA, the UK, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Turkey and even Mauritius are on the list.
Registration open for visitors
Book training at 100% Optical
24 January 2023 – Back in October, 100% Optical announced that it would once again be offering a comprehensive programme with education partner AOP at ExCeL London from 25-27 February 2023. The new process for attendees to pre-book places for the education sessions has now been released.
Despite positive numbers
Eyewear: Growing uneasiness and doubts about the future
With the gradual waning of the Covid-19 pandemic and loosening of restrictions, expectations around the globe tended to be more positive, but the reality that emerged at the beginning of 2022 is turning out to be much more problematic, so much so that some analysts are calling the current situation the “new era of chaos”. This context is heavily impacted by increasingly rapid change, political and media polarization, supply chain issues, inflation, debt and geopolitical conflicts.
First CSE Award for eyewear and cases
MIDO 2023 awards sustainable eyewear
5 December 2022 – To recognise sustainability in the eyewear industry, MIDO has joined forces with ANFAO and Certottica to launch the CSE Award (Certified Sustainable Eyewear). For the first edition of the award in 2023, all exhibitors at the fair are eligible and can submit sunglasses, frames or cases for it.
Features of the 51st edition in February
MIDO 2023 takes shape
18 November 2022 – The calendar of events for the upcoming MIDO, which will be held at the Milan Rho exhibition centre from 4 to 6 February 2023, will be available soon. However, other items such as hall occupancy, exhibition areas and registration for the fair’s various awards are already fixed.
In London from 25 to 27 February 2023
100% Optical: More independents, more training
10 November 2022 – The organisers of the UK’s biggest optical show, 100% Optical, have set out from the start to encourage independent eyewear designers and manufacturers. The three-day show, to be held at ExCeL London from 25-27 February 2023, will feature the largest ever range of products.
Summary of the 2022 edition
SILMO Paris takes positive stock
17 October 2022 – The figures for SILMO Paris 2022 exceeded expectations. A spectacular increase in international visitors and an increase in the participation of French opticians confirmed that SILMO Paris had returned to its pre-crisis level, the show said in its summary.
Start for visitor registration
MIDO: New look for 2023
10 October 2022 – From 4 to 6 February, the optical industry will meet at MIDO 2023, where the industry’s new products in terms of trends, innovation, design, sustainability and creativity will be on display. The look and the motto of the fair in Milan will also be new next year: “The Eyewear State of the Art”. Interested visitors can register now.
Award ceremony in Paris
The winners of the 29th SILMO d’Or
6 October 2022 – For the 29th time, the SILMO d’Or was awarded on the occasion of SILMO in Paris. The winners of the ten categories of design and innovation, announced on September 24, 2022 at the exhibition center, come from all over the world. In addition, the first class prize and a special jury prize were still awarded.