This year's Optrafair drew 6,505 visitors from all over the U.K., a 14 percent drop from 2007. The space rented for the biennial show was 15 percent smaller than in 2007, but the U.K. Federation of Manufacturing Opticians (FMO), organizer of the show, said that 56 new companies exhibited at the fair, including more foreign firms than ever before. This year the FMO launched «Optrafair TV,» with live interviews and news from the show floor. The «Fashion Quarter,» featuring frames from such noted brands as Luxottica, Caseco, Bolle and Porsche Design, was given bigger space and arranged around a champagne bar to encourage more relaxed shopping. The Royal College of Art judged this year's Optra Awards, which were presented on the Saturday morning of the exposition. For women's ophthalmic, Scandinavian Eyewear won for its Skaga 2403, while Luxottica took the prize for both men's and children's ophthalmic, with its RayBan 5154-2000 and RayBan 1517-3541, respectively. Caseco's Aurore 11 won for women's sunglassex, and Rodenstock's Porsche Design p8481c took the men's category.