Next year's Opti show, to be held on Jan. 10-12 in Munich, will host over 600 exhibitors. It will once again occupy six halls, from C1 to C6, but visitors will for the first time be able to use the northwest and northeast entrances.

Newcomers to the show include Brando Eyewear (with its Sunday Somewhere, Yohji Yamamoto, Serge Kirchhofer and Philippe Chevallier brands), Miga Eyewear of Italy, Kreuzbergkinder of Berlin and Delirious of Italy. Another first-time exhibitor will be EnChroma, a company that uses special filters in the lenses enable the color-blind to see clear and vibrant colors.

Hall 6 of the Opti show will focus on contact lenses and new developments in the market. A total of 25 exhibitors, including CooperVision, Hecht Contactlinsen, Menicon, MPG&E, SwissLens and Wöhlk Contactlinsen, will present contact lenses and contact lens solutions.

As announced in mid-2019, the Opti show will be moving to Stuttgart in the odd years of 2021, 2023 and 2025, as the world's leading trade show for architecture and the construction industry, BAU, would otherwise be held just before the Opti show, covering the entire, recently enlarged fairgrounds of Messe München.

It remains to be seen whether Opti will continue to alternate between Munich and Stuttgart after 2025. It could move to Stuttgart once and for all, after testing the waters there, or come to a new arrangement with Messe München.

GHM, which has managed the Opti trade show since 2008, is headquartered in Munich but has been organizing trade shows in other cities for more than 70 years. It is familiar with the conditions in Stuttgart.