Opti München, the German trade fair scheduled to run from Jan. 28-30, will have Safilo among its exhibitors for the next edition, after a long absence. One of the factors that have influenced the Italian group's decision may be the fact that some of its biggest rivals, such as Luxottica and Charmant, will be present at the Munich fair. Safilo's decision goes against the general trend whereby the leading eyewear groups tend to organize corporate conventions to present their new collections to the market. This is apparently what kept Safilo and others such as Allison and Marcolin away from the Paris Silmo show in October.