Attendance grew at the 8th edition of Opti München last month, with a total of 32,963 specialist visitors representing a 5 percent increase from January 2004. One-third of them came from 63 different foreign countries, as far away as Australia and Indonesia. The top ten countries of origin were, in order, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, the UK, Poland, Japan and Russia. The 605 exhibitors at the fair, who came from 46 countries, occupied a total of 45,000 square meters. The next show in Munich is planned for Jan. 13-15, 2006, two weeks earlier than this year's session.

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