The organizers of Expo Abióptica, the Brazilian optical trade fair, have announced that next year the show will be held three months earlier than usual, in April. The dates, April 2-5, are less than a month after MIDO, the large international exhibition in Milan. Expo Abióptica's organizers wanted Brazilian retailers to have access to the products shown at MIDO just after the show, without a three-month lag time. This year's Brazilian show is July 16-19. Information is available at