This year’s SILMO fair in Paris will be held on Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, starting on a Thursday instead of a Friday like other international fairs, partly because many opticians work on Mondays, even in France where many stores are closed on that day of the week. The fair will be divided into three major zones: the international players, technical innovations and fashion. The Village for designer brands will continue to be placed in Hall 3. Technical conferences on innovative materials will be organized in the Technop’Hall.