MAFO will organize a convention in Beijing for the first time next Sept. 13, on the eve of the CIOF fair in the Chinese capital. MAFO, which already stages similar conferences at Mido in Milan, will work through the Chinese edition of its Focus magazine, which started last year, and will partner in the event with China's National Institute of Standardization (CNIF). The application of free-form technology to the ophthalmic optics sector will be the main theme of the convention, as at the MAFO conference in Milan next March. Eventually, Jörg Spangemacher, publisher of MAFO, and his co-organizers want to build up the conference into a permanent platform for the discussion of research projects and innovations.